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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 12789

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

Spent 9/11 at these gates. The silence was deafening.

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3627

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

Interesting! I thought BMB's were pallets?

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2861

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

**Cocteau Twins have entered the chat**

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6471

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Unfortunately some of us have to mine Twitter for information on the regular because so many of these right wing characters make up falsehoods about company policies and executives. It's a constant battle because they will take any nugget and turn it into nonsense outrage to drive their income stre...

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by NWAESC
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6471

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Is this employee easily identifiable as a working crew member?

Can they execute the required duties of a flight attendant proficiently?

Can they deliver the level of service B6 asks of its employees?

If it's "yes" to all 3 of those, the rest doesn't matter.

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds MIA-ALB/BTV/MSN/SLC/SYR/TUL
Replies: 45
Views: 7553

Re: AA adds MIA-ALB/BTV/MSN/SLC/SYR/TUL

I'll be curious to see how MIA-MSN does. People in WI treat going to Florida as a sacred duty.

With this add, MSN will have nonstop flights to MCO, MIA, RSW, and TPA. Not bad.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: Does anyone know the history of transatlantic flights to BDL/PVD?

DL_Mech wrote:
BDL was a maintenance station, so they saw a lot of domestic widebodies including this wide-ride ship:


Wait, when did BDL close?

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by NWAESC
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15338

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

SuseJ772 wrote:

Odd. Why a long delay and a plane switch? You’d think the crew would have plenty of time left.


Might need an inspection to landing overweight. If that's the case, it was probably just quicker to tail swap than wait for contract maintenance to come out. That's all just a guess...

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by NWAESC
Mon May 31, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27757

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

I'd be willing to bet that most pilots prefer not to be watched like animals at the zoo.

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by NWAESC
Sat May 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 8842

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Again, N-e-v-e-r going to happen. Yeah, we want you to have something, that's only been developed in the past 6ish months, to be injected into your body. This whole new, employee vaccinated push, is strictly theater to appease the flying public, much like their middle seat open schtick. It's almost...

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by NWAESC
Wed May 12, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 10211

Re: DL cuts MNL?

scottyraven wrote:
haha, the balikbayan box was my introduction to back pain......loading a can of those was hell


I’m sure those made quite a few boat payments for orthopedic surgeons.

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by NWAESC
Tue May 11, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14273

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

windy95 wrote:
We returned to normal in Florida over 6 months ago. We had our freedoms restored by common sense governance.


Which one of your Constitutional rights do you feel was infringed upon over the last 12-14 months? Please be specific.

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by NWAESC
Tue May 11, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 10211

Re: DL cuts MNL?

When checking in passengers, I dreaded MNL bound passengers. MNL and Brazil were the only exceptions to the 1 bag/50lbs weight limit rule. I believe they were allowed up to two bags weighing up to 70lbs each. When they pack their bags, they literally make sure they pack every inch and weighing exac...

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by NWAESC
Wed May 05, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14273

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I don’t know about you, but not getting sick or dying from COVID seems like a pretty big freaking incentive to get the vaccine to me. Same. I also think that coming together to fight a common cause/enemy is one of the most patriotic things one can do as an American. And tbh, I think that's where a ...

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Burning Man Festival Cancelled for Second Year in a Row

I think it's run it's course, and maybe the organizers know it. COVID just gives them cover to cancel one more year, and then quietly end it permanently.

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2521

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

I got to watch a dude shadowbox while riding out my :15 minutes.

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2521

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Businesses that aren't able to attract workers should rethink their base rates. The free market works with labor too...

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by NWAESC
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14413

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Moderna here. 1st shot: Was over before I knew what happened. Felt a little tired that afternoon, and arm was a little sore for 2-3 days (similar to other shots). 2nd shot: Life in my 20’s prepared me well for this. Fever/chills/dizzy overnight. Next morning like a mild hangover, and was gone comple...

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by NWAESC
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27
Replies: 32
Views: 5527

Re: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27

themon wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
They show MSP-MSN on their current route map. That has to be closer than MKE.


I thought I read that MSPMSN isn’t coming back? That said, MSNSEA is returning later next month.

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

We all lament the loss of objective and long-form reporting but have repeatedly shown that by and large, we're not willing to pay for it. We've decided that settling for access journalism and/or hot takes on FB are acceptable substitutes. It sucks. That budget hearing in Ballard? The local school bo...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2637

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

It is very shocking that even after a year of this pandemic, there are so many mask skeptics on here. That too on an AVIATION SITE. I would have thought that after a year of seeing the industry falling to its knees, people on here would be more sensible... I could not have been more wrong. +1 It's ...

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by NWAESC
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 16706

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

https://imageshack.com/i/9eimg3483sj


Most likely Chautauqua.
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AAlaxfan wrote:
Hey, in this photo, what is the airline on the far right with the blue tail and white fuselage?
https://imageshack.com/i/9eimg3483sj


Most likely Chautauqua.

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by NWAESC
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 28626

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

From the Delta press release: Delta and Airbus have agreed to add incremental aircraft to Delta’s order book of cutting-edge, safe , reliable and lower-emissions aircraft by converting purchase rights for 25 A321neo aircraft into firm orders, and replenishing Delta’s purchase rights. I underlined t...

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by NWAESC
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2637

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

I don't know if I'll actively wear them, but I think bringing one along on a trip is probably something I'll do. Can't hurt...

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by NWAESC
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17696

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

I'm happy to see DL making some moves! We can't send everything to CUN...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1003
Views: 157992

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Wisconsin airports are getting some love with this latest schedule load. MSN is going from 9 flights a day (all CR9 or CR7) to 14 per day, with an A321 and a few 717s thrown into the mix. And GRB is getting a daily 717 to ATL in June, the first time that station has seen scheduled mainline since we...

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta post Q1 Loss
Replies: 31
Views: 4968

Re: Delta post Q1 Loss

Citizens United means they get to weigh in on sociopolitical issues.

Let's also be honest here, and remember that a company will align it's values with what it believes it's target market wants.

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1400
Views: 303820

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

It’s a total WAG, but I wonder if they won’t bring back some/all of the parked 717’s, at least for the short-to-mid term?

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Employee lot at my airport is a 4 minute walk to the terminal. 1st parking pass is free, 2nd is $5/year.

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by NWAESC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1400
Views: 303820

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

What's happening tomorrow (Thursday)?

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19860

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

speedbird52 wrote:
And on the other hand I do not know anyone with any sort of long term effects, or anyone who has died. Anecdotes are terrible evidence


Lucky you. I sincerely hope it stays that way. You're an exception and not the rule.

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by NWAESC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19860

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

No one will get "fired" for it. Companies will simply change their terms of employment to require vaccination. Your choices as an employee will be to either accept those terms or withhold your labor and separate from the company.

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 14172

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

But they dismissed it at every turn. Ed said they weren't fair to the Delta Family, and we WON'T do them. The Flt Ops leaders mocked the concept in a town hall, saying "what's a SILs?" translation: "We don't want the AFA gaining any more ground than they already have." I initial...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 14172

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

If you want to fire the CEO of every carrier than has cancelled a hundred flights due to its own failures you won't have any major carrier CEOs left. AA MD-80 wiring bundles, US/HP res system software integration, UA router connectivity, WN missed hydraulic systems inspections... I'm not sure why y...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 14172

Re: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?

This was all about optics to Flight Attendants, Ramp Agents and Mechanics. All of which don't have the staffing and training realities that pilots have. But the perception of pilots keeping their jobs, getting paid leaves etc, would create a perception that non- union work groups weren't given as m...

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by NWAESC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 14172

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

Since Delta now has pilots who are not current what was the point of the deal? Was it simply for the headlines Delta avoids involuntary furloughs and the good press those headlines generated? Pretty much, but not before holding layoffs over the heads of the (unionized) pilots as an example for othe...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1003
Views: 157992

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

At one point. Maybe intermittently; I'm not questioning your command of fact!. But they weren't sustained even 5x weekly. (I recall vividly - What do you mean I need to connect in MSP?) Well now my curiosity is piqued, and I'm going to have to do some digging! SJC DTW came and went a couple of time...

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by NWAESC
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4730

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

. Uber needs to put the safety of its employees (contractors) in front of the line, otherwise, its brand will take a hit. I agree with you. Unfortunately, no one cares about this sort of thing. Sure, they'll say it was bad, maybe put a "sad" emoji on a thread discussing it, but they'll go...

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1003
Views: 157992

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

NW ran both at one point.

IIRC, at merger time NW was still running DTW-SNA. Not sure about SJC.

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by NWAESC
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1003
Views: 157992

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

[twoid][/twoid] There is a lot of room for improvement that Delta can make. I think they need to just focus on being an airline and concentrate on turning a profit and expanding and building new routes and step away from social and political matters. I would love to see Delta make a bigger push into...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 73457

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Runway765 wrote:
I think if AA can go through another Chapter 11 and restructure their debt, they'll be in the best position long-term coming out of this.


Hoping a company goes BK as strategic play is an interesting take.

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 16706

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

masonh2479 wrote:
What do you guys think the likelihood of Southwest starting service to ATW, GRB, or MSN is?


Before this year, I would have just laughed the idea off. In 2021, anything's possible.

I think MSN is too close to MKE, MDW, and ORD for their liking, but...

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by NWAESC
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14881

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

Went out to eat last night, and happened upon the rally in my city getting ready to march. Good crowd, good energy. It's was heartening to see.

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by NWAESC
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 3024

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Thank you!

(I mean, I did ask. Lol. )

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 3024

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Awesome, thank you!

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by NWAESC
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 16706

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

Today out of MKE Delta is flying a 757 to ORD, definitely a charter of some sort but cool to see a plane so big on a route dominated by CRJs. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8838/history/20210318/1630Z/KMKE/KORD Most likely a repo flight to start an NBA charter. I believe WN and DL used to h...

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?
Replies: 59
Views: 9556

Re: New Delta loan to Virgin Atlantic?

If, as was likely in 2020, VS collapsed, then Delta becomes badly outgunned in the London market, they return to being a poor third against BA/AA and UA almost overnight, the VS loyalty base is up for grabs and hard fought market share vanishes. We all love getting very angry at things in 2021, per...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1400
Views: 303820

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

With some of these NBs exiting storage, hopefully more cities will see a return of mainline A/C. My station is “all CRJ, all the time” right now...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 3024

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

Not all of these stations have hangars but UA does line maintenance at: https://www.unitedtechops.com/line-maintenance This link mentions a hangar at PDX. Does anyone know where it is? I know they used to hardstand planes at the end of the E concourse and work on them, but that was all they had whe...

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by NWAESC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 123
Views: 16706

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

It's been wild watching ATW make a decent run at the #2 airport in WI.

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