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by zululima
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29574

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

They had multiple cam angles from the Go Explorer earlier, and they should also have footage of re-entry from the WB-57 at high altitude.

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by zululima
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29574

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

NASA is still saying "Go" for the undocking and return of the Demo-2 mission capsule, despite approaching Hurricane Isaias. CONTINUOUS coverage tomorrow (saturday) beginning at 17:15 EDT all the way through splashdown on sunday at 14:42! 21 1/2 hours of live space happenings; nice to see m...

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by zululima
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LEGO V22 Osprey SAR
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: LEGO V22 Osprey SAR

I have always loved the LEGO product, but their management are awful for consumers. I won't go into the ridiculous prices that every set has these days, but I will say that their "brand values" are hypocritical at best. They appease the peace crowd by not making contemporary military sets,...

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by zululima
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4148

USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

Article at FlightGlobal: http://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-navy-begins-search-for-next-jet-trainer-to-replace-t-45-goshawk/138400.article Another jet trainer competition about to kick off, this time the US Navy is looking for a two-seater to handle intensive land-based training and carrier t...

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by zululima
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16968

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

What could actually be done is to buy an "obsolete" fighter jet with weapons disabled or removed, and jump through the remaining hoops to get them operational. Are you serious? Do you have any idea what the range of a fighter aircraft is at full afterburner, or even just military power? I...

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by zululima
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7329

Re: A220 range and A223LR

keesje wrote:
No doubt Breeze would probably stuff their A220-300 with up to ~160-165 seats.


Well is is "no doubt" or "probably"? Can't be both. Here's a hint: it will be neither. The A223 has max seating of 160 and Neelman has stated they won't be configured for max density.

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by zululima
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 41434

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

A few details about operating altitude and engines: http://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/new-usaf-materials-hint-high-altitude-role-b-21 “The B-21 is not expected to use low altitude training routes,” the Air Force poster says. The B-2 was originally conceived as a high-altitude...

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by zululima
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads
Replies: 34
Views: 3269

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads

Before the repeal of the Wright amendment... Never happened. Explain? Per Wikipedia: "The law was partially repealed in 2006 and then fully repealed in 2014." Wikipedia is wrong, or there is a lack of technical detail. The WA is still in effect, with severe restrictions, and can only be r...

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by zululima
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads
Replies: 34
Views: 3269

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads

FSDan wrote:
Before the repeal of the Wright amendment...


Never happened.

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by zululima
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71975

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

It would only take a Lion's Choice or Cecil Whittaker's/Imo's to vault STL to number 1. If they had all three, I would never leave.

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by zululima
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 27052

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

USN's new F135 engine delivery van is now flying: The US Navy CMV-22B Osprey made its initial flight at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. The Bell Boeing CMV-22’s first flight comes ahead of its manufacturers’ plan to deliver the tiltrotor to the Naval Air Systems Command’s Air Test and Eval...

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by zululima
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32207

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

That side shot looks like a twin-engine DC-8!

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by zululima
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34923

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

jfk777 wrote:
So sad to see the 744 fleet end their 30 years of flying at BA. The only version they didn't buy was the 747-300,


I don't think that's even close to being true. Even half way. Can't remember the last time I heard of a British Airways 747SP, or D, or M, or F, or 748...

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by zululima
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM opens for sale its new route to the Falklands
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: LATAM opens for sale its new route to the Falklands

For a route which only supports 1x weekly and doesn't have any legs over 2000nm, I wouldn't have expected a B763. Must be a cargo-oriented operation.

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by zululima
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 12950

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

Actually, the 717 has more in common structurally with the DC-9 than the MD-80/90. When the DC-9 was stretched to the MD-80, a wing root extension and horizontal stabilizer root extension was added, the latter being needed to maintain pitch authority from the significant weight increase. Due to the...

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by zululima
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore
Replies: 14
Views: 9079

Re: What's Going On? Egyptian C-130 In Baltimore

I shot an Egyptian C-130 at BWI around 2008. You could see the exhaust trails before the aircraft.

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by zululima
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 40150

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Article about production processes being developed by BAE from Aviation Week: http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/bae-envisioning-future-factory-tempest The Tempest seems to be, unlike the Franco-German FCAS, moving steadily forward and showing real signs of being a serious program that can deli...

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by zululima
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 10676

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

ilovepabst wrote:
I'm no mathematician but what is that, maybe $29 dollars?


I'm no linguist, but isn't 29 dollars dollars a bit redundant?

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by zululima
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204165

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

rrbsztk wrote:
Although i am fearing that the orange window trim and that orange line on the front of the wing are the airplane equivalent of painters tape. But i love garish orange trim so hopefully it stays :)/


It's almost certainly masking. The inlets are also blue, which is a huge no-no.

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by zululima
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 210
Views: 71482

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What a bloody joke this 'competition' has devolved into... I think India and Canada should team up for a joint-RFP so that multiple hundreds of planes could be endlessly bid, cancelled, and re-bid all in one easy-to-follow farce. The endlessly-potential cost savings could possibly be enormous, perh...

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by zululima
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last flight of the Avianca's E190
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: Last flight of the Avianca's E190

Are we talking Avianca proper (Colombia) or the whole group? I was doing dummy bookings to SAL and GUA for December a few hours ago and the E190 was shown on most flights.

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by zululima
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 81
Views: 26330

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

mxaxai wrote:
Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.


Japan on line one for you.

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by zululima
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370229

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

tvarad wrote:
Great video of wingtips unfolding on the move:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cImfFHPQT7s


Looks like it took 8-9 seconds to fold down. Very slick; can't wait to see one!

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by zululima
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29736

Re: Delta A220 route additions

SteelChair wrote:
What other 5 abreast aircraft are being built?


Sukhoi Superjet, which is also a sweet ride.

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by zululima
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 83
Views: 10767

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Six down, seven to go!

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by zululima
Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10589

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

I would be interested in having the magnitude of change from the original 777 to this explained. In the early 90s the 777 was hailed as the first all-digital design airliner, where a 3D model was used and could be manipulated to check clearances, the ability to fit MX tools and hands, etc. all befor...

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by zululima
Tue May 07, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

A United 787-10 (N16009) came into DFW for a few hours today. Looks like a weather diversion en route LAX-IAH. First 787-10 visit? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2361/history/20190507/1732Z/KLAX/KIAH http://i63.tinypic.com/2ptcxdv.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/6j37ty.jpg

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by zululima
Mon May 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370229

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It is where the thrust reverser mechanism is I believe. If this is a translating sleeve TR, then the actuators 6 per nacelles are further up. What you are seeing may be the faring for the track on which the translating sleeve will slide. Just a guess.... One can verify this by the absence of these ...

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by zululima
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14935

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

This happened once before that I can recall, in May 2011. Over 40 American Airlines jets were damaged due to a spring storm that hit DFW. I was flying from LGA to ORD and back on the same day the following morning from the storm and heard announcements about this repeatedly. The next day I flew JFK...

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by zululima
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane. You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail. And I think that nicely sums up the quality of airline we can expect FlyAristan to be. Who's ready for that frequent flye...

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by zululima
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

DART is starting (or may have already started) construction of work on the former Cotton Belt RR line from Plano to DFW... They are planning completion by 2022 and it will use the same type of equipment as Tex Rail's route from Fort Worth to Terminal B, and, in fact, will arrive at Terminal B at th...

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by zululima
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 40150

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

So they're just copying the Ruston product line verbatim? :scratchchin: Actually, it's worse than that. Like the US, they're just recycling their own legacy fighter names from WWII. It took a lot of brainpower to come up with "Lightning II". :roll: I wonder though, why have the UK skipped...

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by zululima
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10236

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

I can't believe any of you are enjoying or even tolerating that new livery. It's the single most horrendous thing I've seen this year. Vomit green belly, really? This is coming from someone who likes both S7 liveries and is ok with Spirit.

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by zululima
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108806

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

jworks158 wrote:
This article claimed that they are still pushing for BA to order a few more A380s


BA are too smart for that. When they are ready for more A380s, they will just pick up used frames for cheap.

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by zululima
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10236

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Was "Fail Airlines" already taken?

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by zululima
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49994

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think the 738 has the range to go HNL-DAL nonstop. The trip is listed at about 3800 miles and the range for that plane is only about 3400 miles. You were wrong about everything in that post. 1. The trip was filed at 3394nm planned (it's only 3297nm direct) 2. Thi...

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by zululima
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32654

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

A minor prediction: there will never be any "exercise" area worthy of the name on an airliner. With exercise comes the need for a shower, and this is the last plane that would be carrying around excess water. Why not just give everyone what they truly want - more personal space? A small lo...

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by zululima
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CRJ1000 1:200 scale
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: CRJ1000 1:200 scale

Thanks... But in history there were few CRJs (200 - recently Delta, 700 & 900) made at this scale so why not a 1000 variant ? Even if this type isn’t so popular... Because unpopular types don't have enough demand to cover development costs for manufacturers. There are only about 10 liveries tha...

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by zululima
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads

Please allow me to disagree! I am interested in these numbers BUT I am NOT interested in the minutia of an airport that those threads (particularly from the USA) often get bogged down. Greg, please keep the number in THIS thread. Maybe a good compromise would be an ongoing LF thread instead of each...

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by zululima
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated November 2018 Loads

Hey Greg, friendly suggestion: I think these monthly updates would be more appropriate in the ongoing DFW thread so we could keep all the discussion under one roof as it were. Oh, and I flew QF8 in november and 'twas packed except for some blocked-off middle seats, so I'm surprised to see those load...

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by zululima
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CRJ1000 1:200 scale
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Re: CRJ1000 1:200 scale

None of the major manufacturers has made a 1:200 CRJ-1000 mould. From searching around, it seems like there really aren't any in any scale, either resin or diecast, except one or two cheap 1:100 models. Not likely to be for a while either, since there are quite few liveries to be done and little int...

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by zululima
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Every British Airways 747-400 Livery
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Every British Airways 747-400 Livery

If you want to be pedantic, the current livery comes in both brilliant white and off-white versions. Or is that the same as the "with crown" subset?

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by zululima
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I drove by the TexRail DFW North station on E Dallas Ave in Grapevine today. Very nice parking area. Seems like a good place to park and then only pay $2.50 each way to get to the airport. The problem is that TexRail only runs once an hour. Drove by it too and must add it is a OUTSTANDING spotting ...

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by zululima
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 107
Views: 16103

Re: 787 family future prospects

TTailedTiger wrote:
Well then why aren't the leasing companies buying up A330neos if they are as profitable as you claim? Could it be that there is little to no market for them?


Market size and profit amount are two completely different things, that's why.

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by zululima
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 53640

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

RJMAZ, It's unbelievable the amount of rubbish you post sometimes. Try using the words "maybe", "I think", or "my opinion" instead of stating wild speculation as fact. The 777X will flop just like the A380 and 747-8. I expect only 500 maybe 600 777X's to be produced. Fi...

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by zululima
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-87 F-HEVE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2860

Re: MD-87 F-HEVE?

Wouldn't this be the only operating civil pax MD-87?

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by zululima
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Sounds about right for public transit in Texas. DART per mile ridership is just a disaster. DFW has the largest light rail network in the US and the ridership is just pitiful. A little bit of extra planning would've gone a long way. True, but things are getting better....slowly. Look at the current...

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by zululima
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Why are there no South American carriers to DFW? Surely LATAM could make a flight work being a One World member. They prefer MIA as the gateway, but I've always thought DFW could support at least a 767/787 once daily to take advantage of AA's massive feed west of the Mississippi, but I guess they w...

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