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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations

LAX772LR wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
Janet Airlines has entered the chat

Huh? Ain't that a real airline, based in LAS?


It's not their name, but their call sign. Just heard them on the radio when they were landing at PMD and I was landing at WJF the other day.

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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Checked baggage transfer problems between terminals

I get the feeling airport terminals in the US are not as coordinated as in Europe or other regions because terminals are run by different airlines and so forth. In places like FRA, baggage transfer is a solved problem. The airport is run by one authority. But that's really just my feeling. Baggage ...

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by N1120A
Wed May 25, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?
Replies: 15
Views: 1879

Re: Easiest ATC [Bravo] job there is: KSAN/SAN?

Working the tower at SAN is generally known as a country club job, but they also are only an ATC 8 or 9 and are not making the money a controller at LAX, SFO or LAS makes. Now, working approach there is a whole different thing. I know multiple controllers who work San Diego area for SCT and it is ve...

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by N1120A
Tue May 24, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7381

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

I'd be willing to wager that employee will be out of a job. I think the passenger should be on a no-fly list For defending himself? Come on. They are paid garbage though, compared to ground employees actually employed by the airline. How is that at all relevant to the thread? It is relevant in that...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: STARs with INS

In the US, Q Routes only require RNAV 1, which can be met by DME/DME/INS systems or GPS, but T routes additionally require GPS (to an RNAV 1 or better standard)or GPS/WAAS (which meets at least an RNAV 0.3 standard BTW). This is incorrect, T and Q airways are RNAV 2 except for those that are RNAV 1...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help identifying aircraft light
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Help identifying aircraft light

Grimes is no longer in business. They were sold to Allied Signal, which then sold to Honeywell. Honeywell do still make aircraft parts, but much of the lighting industry has gone to companies like Whelan and others. Aeropix is right about checking with Spruce - they usually are the best shot to get ...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 91
Views: 5041

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

Hmm, this is a good one: CLT (a bunch of times too) LUN (flew in on a Cessna 402, out on a Malawian Q400 - that was cool) BKO (Didn't leave the plane in either direction between DSS and ADD) VNX (transited to a Helicopter to Benguerra Island) CLE (Just once, oddly) SAL SJO PTY YEG DOH (a bunch of ti...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 97
Views: 8313

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

As mentioned, this is pretty highly subjective. The original PeoplExpress (not the one out of Newport News that resulted in the founder going to federal prison) Transavia France (if you're not Dutch or French anyway) Omni Air International on behalf of Caribbean Airlines ATA (to younger people and t...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 66
Views: 8682

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

I'll give the top 12. There are plenty more.

1) 747-400
2) 747-8
3) L1011
4) 757-200
5) 757-300
6) 767-300ER with Winglets
7) A330-300
8) A330-200
9) A359
10) A35K
11) 789
12) 737-800 with winglets

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7381

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

i've read about this elsewhere it seems the UA employee did start it but he's not with UA works for UGE who ever they are ,sorry i'm not up to date as to who works for who stateside ,anyway it also appears the other bloke is an ex NFL player UGE is United Ground Express and actually owned by United...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: STARs with INS

In the US, Q Routes only require RNAV 1, which can be met by DME/DME/INS systems or GPS, but T routes additionally require GPS (to an RNAV 1 or better standard)or GPS/WAAS (which meets at least an RNAV 0.3 standard BTW). I sure remember being part of the design team when the Houston Class B was red...

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by N1120A
Mon May 23, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: STARs with INS

Understand all that which why I posted “at higher precision RNP procedures”. Maybe an FAA/ICAO terminology difference. There are no “INS” STARs is the point. I do manage OpsSpecs for 3 international bizjets. All RNAV STARS in the US are RNAV 1, there is no requirement for GNSS at all to fly these o...

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by N1120A
Sun May 22, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: STARs with INS

RNAV is a term thst has more and more been used generically in the US for generally GPS based procedures, regardless of the root word. The term RNP has generally been reserved for RNP-AR procedures and only recently have charts reflected that GPS based approaches that can be performed - often to gre...

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by N1120A
Fri May 20, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: STARs with INS
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Re: STARs with INS

LORAN equipped aircraft could fly certain RNAV STARs prior to GPS as well. But there are plenty of published arrivals and departures that can be flown strictly by VOR navigation - even without DME at times.

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by N1120A
Fri May 20, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2886

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

I thought California had strict gun laws? And California has the 7th lowest gun death rate, despite being the most populous state by a factor of a third. Data > Feelings. Population is irrelevant if you are using per capita statistics. Except that population density is historically a factor in crim...

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by N1120A
Wed May 18, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2886

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

TriJets wrote:
I thought California had strict gun laws?


And California has the 7th lowest gun death rate, despite being the most populous state by a factor of a third.

Data > Feelings.

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by N1120A
Wed May 18, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1862

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

By being small and rich...

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by N1120A
Sat May 14, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 738 broken drain mast heater
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Re: 738 broken drain mast heater

They filed for FL240, but went as high as FL380 and seemed to hunt around for a better ride. Gained some speed up high too. Your flight had a much higher ground speed than the Frontier behind you.

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by N1120A
Sat May 14, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

Developing further infrastructure to support the tourist industry would help. I'm not saying to cut huge swaths with superhighways, but improving the rail and road links between Colombo and major tourist centers would help. Obviously, the security issues after the Colombo bombings are also a concer...

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by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7737

Re: BA in big management shake up.

Honestly, you may well be better off using an OTA for BA than directly purchasing - for the same reason you want to ticket directly with one of the US airlines over using an OTA. Just much more seamless to deal with.

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by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting from a premium product to economy
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: Connecting from a premium product to economy

Long haul business to EuroBiz is always jarring, as is switching to a CR2. Flew into London from Singapore in Business Class, then took a National Express coach the five hours back home. That sucked. Well how uncomfortable are these National Express coaches? :boggled: I've been on Greyhound buses an...

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by N1120A
Fri May 13, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 37
Views: 3359

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

People who complain about the CRJ200 seem to forget about the EMB120 that they replaced. I’ll always remember watching the ice build up on the engine air intake and the sound of the ice chunks flying off the props hitting the fuselage. I loved the Brasilia. Big windows, huge legroom in Row 9. Much ...

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by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5157

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

This is a tough one. I believe it is as follows: Viva Aerobus - PVR-TIJ Volotea - JTR-BOD (and never again after a massive delay and 2 years to get 261) Juneyao Airlines - SYX-PVG Hainan - SHA-PEK Air China - PEK-PVG Bangkok Airlines - USM-BKK niki - VIE-JTR Royal Air Maroc - MAD-CMN Jetstar Pacific...

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by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2187

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

DL has often cited cargo as a huge driver for the route. Also, don't discount their desire to carry their O&D and connecting passengers. Unlike the other alliances, ST doesn't have another US gateway.

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by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Missed approach point ground device - Harmful?
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: Missed approach point ground device - Harmful?

A TACAN is not a "missed approach ground device." It is a navigational aid. As Woodreau said, they operate in the UHF band and are slightly more accurate and significantly more mobile than VOR/DME systems. Some have a VHF DME signal to provide DME to civil aircraft, but that usually is in ...

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by N1120A
Thu May 12, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dirty airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Dirty airplanes

Keeping an airplane clean does provide material aerodynamic benefits, but the question is whether those benefits save enough to cover the cost.

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by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7737

Re: BA in big management shake up.

Quick story about my experience with British Airways Customer Service: Purchased LAX-LHR / LHR-SAN round-trip tickets. BA canceled the A380 service (reason for LAX instead of SAN). I called British Airways and IMMEDIATELY spoke with a customer service agent who, without any issues whatsoever, chang...

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by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7737

Re: BA in big management shake up.

this is neo-liberalism/capitalism at its finest: consolidate, consolidate, consolidate, grow, grow, grow, shareholder returns, shareholder returns, shareholder returns, bottom line, bottom line, bottom line. As a shareholder, I can't say the returns have been particularly good lately. They have had...

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by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency
Replies: 30
Views: 6613

Re: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

Very well done. This reminds me of the guy with just a VFR ASEL in the King Air who had his pilot have a massive heart attack on climb and ended up landing the airplane at RSW and noting he had a landing "softer than a baby's be-hind" if I remember correctly. The passenger wasn't a pilot, ...

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by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13837

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

3. In the event of delay/cancellation and pax going to small claims for Reg 261 compensation, U2 can show they took reasonable steps and makes any defence on exceptional circumstance grounds more robust. Failing to pay people enough to staff airplanes is not an exceptional circumstance. Others are ...

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by N1120A
Wed May 11, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13837

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

This measure is desperation It should have been sold better to the media who are reporting 6 seats removed due to staff shortages. . 3. In the event of delay/cancellation and pax going to small claims for Reg 261 compensation, U2 can show they took reasonable steps and makes any defence on exceptio...

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

In Soviet Russia - Putin Think of You (points if you're old enough to get that) Putin has brainwashed many in the older generations with the same fake news that has poisoned the minds of many older Americans. Just watching their media is absolutely shocking - the "best" of it is as bad as ...

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5485

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The only real difficulty is the refusal to follow the will of the electorate and just push through and get it done. Corporate interests are being put over the will of the people, despite having a theoretically friendly legislature. CAHSR would be a massive boon to the state.

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13837

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Legroom is irrelevant. Given that airlines charge based on load, the premium they get for selling those last 6 seats likely easily pays for when they fly empty. This is particularly true of a carrier like EasyJet that is relying on high load factors and ancillary sales. I disagree, legroom is very ...

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 77
Views: 9194

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

To be fair, military pilots already get an exception to have 750 hours. No reason 141 intensive training can't get similar. There are also 1250 and 1000 hour exemptions.

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 8239

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

It wouldn't shock me at all to see regionals paying contract break fees. Even the ULCC types might do that soon.

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?
Replies: 21
Views: 3707

Re: Why does Bern Airport (LSZB) not work?

I'm surprised no one has harped on BRN's rather short runway impacting potential service. If anything, you'd see it as one of these alternative service airports for LCCs, given the proximity to Zurich and Basel. In the end, it's a rather small place that mostly functions as an administrative hub for...

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by N1120A
Tue May 10, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC-12 de-icing
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: PC-12 de-icing

Even airliners can only depart with a pretty minimal amount of contamination - which is why they are often deiced very close to the runway and/or why they have to taxi in a relatively short time and take on a fairly significant amount of anti ice prior to taxi if done at the gate or close to the ter...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Is Groupon dying?

The thing about Groupon is that they take such a big commission that a lot of the local types, as opposed to corporate, who use it basically use it as advertising and try to convert customers for similar rates to pay directly. I think people are realizing that they can offer deals for much less via ...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Launches E190/195 Passenger to Freight Conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: Embraer Launches E190/195 Passenger to Freight Conversions

Interesting. It certainly fills a gap between the Caravans and SkyCouriers and the 737 sized freighters. Whatever happened to the CR2 conversion program? Didn't Air Wisconsin do a cargo aircraft?

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”
Replies: 48
Views: 5940

Re: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”

Extremely high barriers to entry does not mean that they will bounce back, especially when there is still such a possibility of a monopoly after all. A duopoly that more resembles a monopoly with almost monopoly pricing on one side, and little to negative margins could also be the future only be ke...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5100

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Orban cares about Orban and maintaining power. Unfortunately, too many of the post-Iron Curtain era Hungarians associate Soviet-style "communism" with "left wing" and thus support a psychopath like him - so long as he lets them do some of their more "mainstream" "l...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

Developing further infrastructure to support the tourist industry would help. I'm not saying to cut huge swaths with superhighways, but improving the rail and road links between Colombo and major tourist centers would help. Obviously, the security issues after the Colombo bombings are also a concern...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13837

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Load factors still haven't recovered to the point that it makes sense to regularly staff a system based on a 156 seat aircraft. My guess is that they figure their recovery will take long enough that reducing staffing makes sense. Further, to the extent they may be having similar training currency is...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”
Replies: 48
Views: 5940

Re: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”

It's a duopoly....and one with extremely high barriers to entry. As such, it's near certain that they'll bounce back, just a matter of when. It could be a very long while based on the current direction of travel.... Extremely high barriers to entry does not mean that they will bounce back, especial...

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by N1120A
Mon May 09, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13373

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

USAirKid wrote:
I wonder why Alaska hasn’t argued that this is a moot issue, since the FAs are now all union represented.

Or is this more about damages pre-merger?


Pre merger. There are no claims after the Virgin FAs unionized.

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by N1120A
Sat May 07, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13373

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

There's a really easy way to solve this. Stop fighting unionization. I still don’t understand how pilots could even comply besides making a 3rd pilot sit in first class and do nothing for most of the flight. And wouldn’t the 3rd pilot have to be a captain to sit in the left seat? They wouldn't have ...

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by N1120A
Sat May 07, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe

I'm pretty sure they used Otis Spunkmeyer cookies I remember seeing a box of the pre-made cookies with the Midwest name on it. They were essentially just warmed in the oven, just like the cookies that some airlines served in international business class. Otis Spunkmeyer cookies pretty much come lik...

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by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13373

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

All right, stupid question time: why is work performed onboard a flight SFO-OGG "work performed within the State of California?" That seems like an odd definition of "within." SFO-OGG is an easy one. As the flight originated in California, the work took place there and the law a...

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by N1120A
Fri May 06, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13373

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

All right, stupid question time: why is work performed onboard a flight SFO-OGG "work performed within the State of California?" That seems like an odd definition of "within." SFO-OGG is an easy one. As the flight originated in California, the work took place there and the law a...

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