The Chinese are as capitalist as it comes, but they still can't handle sophisticated aviation design. A big part of the problem isn't their economic system, but the repressive autocracy that doesn't allow people to really grow from a creative perspective.Jump to post
On an airplane with a free castering nose wheel, like a Grumman Tiger, Cirrus or Diamond DA40, the best manufacturer for a hand tow bar is Bogie.Jump to post
United Saul Bass Tulip on everything except for one Saul Bass Meatball ContinentalJump to post
SAN has service to Europe San Diego is a massive city though. SAN has service to Europe But I wouldn't exactly call it a small airport. I think we're talking smaller airports here, SAN is too big. Are we talking cities or airports? Thread title says airport. San Diego is a pretty big city but I wou...Jump to post
Wichita? Really? YVR is really nice though.Jump to post
Cubsrule wrote:N1120A wrote:Most countries don't require visas for crews actively working. Their passport and crew badge are enough. The US is a major exception.
Are working crew eligible to participate in VWP?
Most countries don't require visas for crews actively working. Their passport and crew badge are enough. The US is a major exception.Jump to post
I think there was a post on here a while ago that discussed the costs incurred from the stairs, and it seems it isn't particularly significant, especially given the time and money saved by using them. They add about 200 pounds to the airplane, which is conveniently one passenger - so not much in th...Jump to post
Incidentally, CMI is an ATC 5, even with the approach control. That makes it a good spot to train both tower and approach controllers to move to bigger places. CID and CHW are ATC 5s with approach and tower combined and is a Class C. There may be others.Jump to post
I think there was a post on here a while ago that discussed the costs incurred from the stairs, and it seems it isn't particularly significant, especially given the time and money saved by using them. They add about 200 pounds to the airplane, which is conveniently one passenger - so not much in the...Jump to post
Any known airports/areas that received a demotion? I imagine that one-time that many class Ds went to part time that some were outright cut. My hunch would be many in the Midwest with shrinking populations. Other than towers closing completely (which would result in Class D becoming Class E or G) I...Jump to post
What exactly is a "guard" channel? Guard refers to 121.5 MHz which is the international emergency frequency. I've heard two explanations for why it's called "guard": ⋅ All aircraft are required, if able, to maintain a listening watch on (or "guard") the frequ...Jump to post
I havent flown in a long while (8 years?) but isn't it generally a requirement to have operable 2-way radio in all controlled airspace? Fred Not in the US. Only in C, B or A (IFR only) airspace, as mentioned by Galaxy Flyer. In class E and D airspace, you don't need a radio or transponder, if the a...Jump to post
Have you ever tried getting from the City of London or Canary Wharf to Heathrow by road? The Elizabeth line is way quicker, easier and more convenient I'm aware that it is quicker and, usually, more convenient. Easier is really pretty subjective. That said, business people often prefer cars for all...Jump to post
I mean, the timatic is literally right there.Jump to post
I feel very "both sides™" on this one. On one hand, I absolutely agree that airline employees are super important to breaking the cycle of trafficking and should be well trained to detect it. On the other, I have little doubt that there was a racial component influencing the decision to 1...Jump to post
Egg prices have come down, but also egg supplies have returned. Interestingly, more "premium" brands seem to have had less of a price increase or even have decreased, while the store brands and more national brands were the ones that went up and stayed up. Sounds like there is a benefit to...Jump to post
NLU takes approximately as long to get to as TLC does. That's pointless. Texcoco is really the only space that offers a solution allowing for MEX to be moved to a reasonable location. All airports offer engineering and architectural challenges in this era, given how built up big cities are. DEN is n...Jump to post
My guess is another Citation. That's all they really care about.
MO11 wrote:Autoland on the Denali?
I feel very "both sides™" on this one. On one hand, I absolutely agree that airline employees are super important to breaking the cycle of trafficking and should be well trained to detect it. On the other, I have little doubt that there was a racial component influencing the decision to 1)...Jump to post
It depends. Is the aircraft IFR, in IMC? If so, they need to engage in lost comms procedures and land at their destination. A VFR aircraft? Sure, land at the nearest suitable airport. IFR in VMC? Probably nearest suitable airport, maybe following an instrument approach procedure, or do a VFR lost co...Jump to post
Cubsrule wrote:How about Mobile? Avelo starts BFM at the end of the month.
Yeah, it was 20 years ago. 20 years is nothing. Do you own a smartphone that allows you to record 1080p video back in 2003? Could you facetime with people across the world for free in 2003? Can gay people in the US got married in 2003? I owned a cell phone, bought all my tickets online and had high...Jump to post
ewt340 wrote:N1120A wrote:ewt340 wrote:
By supreme court. It was fragmented by states. Illinois done so in 1962.
And until that time, any state could have unjustly criminalized people for their very existence as human beings.
Yeah, it was 20 years ago.
If the pilots agree to a staple, that would be one thing, but given the rights of EDV pilots to not accept a staple and the pilot shortage, I'm not sure why they would. The agreement signed between EDV and DL ALPA would be endeavor as a staple below Delta pilots. The NLRB might have something to say...Jump to post
Without being able to actually produce said newsletter, I'd throw the BS flag. It's impossible to believe that DL pilots would sign any letter while they are negotiating a new contract. Both sides would want to protect their own. There are a lot of very senior 9E pilots that would potentially displ...Jump to post
I remember when T3 was the "nice terminal." Then when T1 opened fully and it was pretty wow. Never understood the weird international/domestic split, since you do clear Canadian immigration in transit. The US Preclearance area in T3 is miserably crowded, too. The concourse is separated dow...Jump to post
curious to know why the Praetor 500 in particular? Obvisouly hits the sweet spot NetJets is a huge Embraer customer already, so I'm not surprised they're going in this direction. The Praetor may well replace their entire Citation fleet, along with the Challenger 350 fleet. Certainly the Latitude, X...Jump to post
YYT might have been physically closer, but take a look at their ground speed. There was a 140 or so knot difference when they turned around, so DUB was likely the fastest. Based on what was filed, it looks like they considered SNN, but ended up at DUB. Likely for better facilities, better recovery a...Jump to post
Regardless of disagreements over the United vs Continental service and the like before the merger, there is no question United was the best marketed airline in the US, and maybe on earth, for quite some time. Rhapsody was part of that too.Jump to post
There is a big difference in your stories. Which one of you is correct? I am correct. How was he "asking for food and water"? Some homeless people can get quite aggressive. He wasn't engaged physically with anyone. Until he was attacked. Um, the man was homeless and mentally ill, not a cr...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:N1120A wrote:He was asking for food and water.MohawkWeekend wrote:There were several individuals restraining the perp. He had threatened to kill people.
There is a big difference in your stories. Which one of you is correct?
Boxer briefs basically since they became popular when I was a teenager in the 90s. For decades, my favorite brand was the classic Calvin Klein. Even after Waranco and PVH downgraded the quality of some of their stuff, the mens underwear stayed great. I also had some good ones from H&M I bought, ...Jump to post
More typical victim blaming.
Why don't you just say why you really don't like her and approve of her murder?
Um, the man was homeless and mentally ill, not a criminal. He was asking for food and water. He was killed when a man held him in a choke for 15 minutes. It takes 15 seconds to render someone unconscious in a properly applied choke. It takes maybe 3-4 minutes, at most, to kill them if you hold the c...Jump to post
Homosexuality wasn't decriminalized in the US until 2003. By supreme court. It was fragmented by states. Illinois done so in 1962. France actually decriminalized homosexuality in 1791. And in Turkey since 1858. The US and other former British colonies have been way behind on this. Thanks to the Bri...Jump to post
ewt340 wrote:N1120A wrote:ewt340 wrote:
Well it is 2023 now.
Homosexuality wasn't decriminalized in the US until 2003.
By supreme court. It was fragmented by states. Illinois done so in 1962.
I'm shocked New Zealand allowed this to continue for so long. Homosexuality was not decriminalized in New Zealand until 1986. https://www.glaad.org/blog/cook-islands-decriminalizes-consensual-lgbtq-adult-relationships-making-headway-other-countries Well it is 2023 now. Homosexuality wasn't decrimin...Jump to post
He had all his certificates revoked and the GA community universally supported it. What he did was disgusting.Jump to post
The greatest film of all time - Bloodsport - has a United 747 prominently featured in the ever perfect Saul Bass colors.
War Games features Horizon.
That would apply to almost every airport on any of these lists. PFO gets BA, LH, LY, and LO. ORY gets LH, RAM, ITA, IB, TU, AD, AF and more. LGW gets ton of premium. A3, CA, EI, UX, AI (and a ton of them), MK, QH, BA (including long haul), OU, DL, IB, B6, LH, QR, RAM, SV, LX, TP, TU, TK and WS. Can...Jump to post
Originally they had planned to make the 777 with folding wingtips to be able to taxi and park at LGA - now we see the folding wingtips on the 777X Yes, though they are very different. On the original 777-200 design, nearly half the wing would fold, including structural components. The 777X will onl...Jump to post
MAX10s and 321XLRs definitely have a big place in TKs fleet. The costs on the MAX10 and the range of the XLR both fit them so well. 787-10s certainly have a place there, and 777-9s as well. The A35K could definitely see a place in the fleet. I can totally see a mix of 787s and A350s to replace the A...Jump to post
SNA, LAX, BUR in L.A. SAN and TIJ in San Diego/Tijuana MIA, PBI and FLL for South Florida. BOS, MHT, PVD for Boston and surrounding. CDG and ORY for Paris LHR, LGW, LTN and LCY for London PFO and LCA for Cyprus JNB and HLA for Johannesburg YYZ, YTZ and BUF for the Golden Horseshoe Formerly TXL, THF...Jump to post
But not at SAN? Okay... TIJ makes more sense to me than SAN for CM. Slightly shorter, easier customs for all involved, draw from the entirety of the market, cheaper operation at TIJ, etc. The only advantage of SAN would be a potentially miniscule amount of feed from United hubs that already have pl...Jump to post
CDG and ORY for Paris LHR, LGW, LTN and LCY for London PFO and LCA for Cyprus I disagree with you on those. While CDG is definitely premium, ORY is primarily a leisure and low cost airport. It's home to Transavia France, Vueling, EasyJet, Air Caraïbes, FrenchBee, etc. Sure, there are some full serv...Jump to post
A380MSN004 wrote:Number 1 for me at JFK was Kennedy Steve. True legend but retired couple years ago
SNA, LAX, BUR in L.A. SAN and TIJ in San Diego/Tijuana MIA, PBI and FLL for South Florida. BOS, MHT, PVD for Boston and surrounding. CDG and ORY for Paris LHR, LGW, LTN and LCY for London PFO and LCA for Cyprus JNB and HLA for Johannesburg YYZ, YTZ and BUF for the Golden Horseshoe Formerly TXL, THF ...Jump to post
He's an air traffic controller who was the manager at JFK, but no idea if he retired or why it would be significant.Jump to post