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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports

Because they would be flying IFR, they would just talk to whichever Center or Approach that was controlling the airspace and they’d clear them for the approach. President Bush use to come to Maine to visit his parents estate on the C-32. They use to fly into Sanford Regional Airport-SFM which is pri...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11856

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Just curious, whatever happened to the retired Allegiant Air MD-80’s that went to BHM? Were they broken up? Surely they’re not still there?

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... er-routes/
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On another thread, it was announced AA is starting Saturday MIA-PWM-MIA. Good for PWM, but I hate all these Saturday or Sun only, and seasonal only new routes to PWM.

https://onemileatatime.com/american-air ... er-routes/

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: AA Adds Routes Including CUN-CMH/IND, MIA-MKE/PWM/ROC, JFK-SJD and more

- MIA-PWM Saturday-only E-175 Frontier is doing PWM-MCO non-stops, daily in February if you want to believe it. IIRC that's an old AirTran (or was it B6?) route. Maybe AA can be successful to MIA Sat-only. A ploy for cruise traffic? :( It was a Air Tran, JetBlue and Southwest route at different tim...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6596

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

My memory is a bit unclear, but I think I flew CLT-JAN sometime in the late 1990s or very early 2000’s in the -1900.

However, I might be confusing it with IAH-JAN, on a Continental B-1900 during the same time period.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Diversion
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Diversion

I was once flying BOS-MEM-TUP on NW. Storms at MEM diverted us to TUP. They allowed me to just get off at TUP, my final destination, and retrieved my bag from the bin on the CRJ. Non-stop BOS-TUP worked great for me!

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

https://wgme.com/news/local/boston-to-s ... gine-issue
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Fex180 wrote:
DL has used a 752 for PWM-ATL this week. First time a passenger 757 has come to Portland in almost 20 years.


Last summer, there was the divert headed to Scotland. That was the first one in twenty years.

https://wgme.com/news/local/boston-to-s ... gine-issue

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by pwm2txlhopper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11272

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

KPWM plane was for LL Bean nightly, if you’ve heard of the company. They use UPS and USPS, but thanks anyway. A great portion of the USPS freight is carried on the FedEx plane anyway due to the postal contract. Many markets of similar size have a larger plane on the evening side - A300 or 767 - and...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11272

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

quote="jetblueguy22"] Portland, Maine gets a FedEx A300, which is more plane than that station needs (I think). So when it comes south near places like MHT, BOS, BDL, PIT, etc. it can drop into any of them and handle a need at any of those places. Not sure if that PWM plane is a ‘sweep’ fl...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6161

Re: Delta fleet 1999

Atlantic Coast Airlines I think was also in business at the time flying for DL around the northeast, Fairchild Dornier 328 jets too, right? Maybe that was later? Delta Express was running flights between the Northeast and Florida as well, ISP-MCO/FLL(PBI?) were some I know of, and I think ASA also ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

I noticed AA commenced DFW-PWM this last weekend. I figured it would be canceled. How about Southwest BNA-PWM and Sun Country MSP-PWM. Are those still on?

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6161

Re: Delta fleet 1999

Don’t forget all the Delta Connection partners flying regional DL connection routes when regional airlines were still regional and utilizing primarily turboprops., In the Northeast, we had Business Express-BEX, flying as Delta Connection, primarily operating out of BOS and LGA throughout points in t...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Last two look like these -88’s

N903DE MCI-BYH (Final rev flight ATL-MCI on 6/1)
N900DE ATL-BYH (Final rev flight IAD-ATL on 6/2)

And Endevour CRJ2 N8946A flying ATL-BHY to pick up the crews

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

So far, today MD-88 N917DL ATL-BYH (Final rev flight was 6/2 on SRQ-ATL) N912DE BNA-BYH (Final rev flight was 6/1 on ATL-BNA) N907DE ATL-BYH (Final rev flight was 6/2 on RDU-ATL) N978DL ATL-BYH (Final rev flight was 6/2 on RIC-ATL) N908DE MEM-BYH (Final rev flight was 6/1 on ATL-MEM) N902DE ATL-BYH ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I was a ramp agent at PWM 20 years ago when the -88 was the only plane DL flew to our station. I think I've probably loaded and serviced every one of the MD-88 at one point, and flown on many, too. Tomorrow will be a sad day. There will no longer be any of the classic jets I grew up with. Just 737, ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon May 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123541

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Not sure I can understand why you think an airline doing anything they can during a crisis to generate any revenue is odd. There is a lack of belly freight space with all of the cancellations that have taken place. As result all of the airlines are vying for any cargo contracts they can get to help...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8755

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I like the cabin more than I do the current day cabins with the fake leather seats. That’s what a plane looked like back in my day, and I was flying on UA 727s with this interior well into the 1990s.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

After 40 years observing PWM traffic, this is the first time I’ve seen a heavy departure off the secondary RWY 36/18. Just wanted to share to the locals reading this thread. Very interesting and surprising, I assume 11/29 was closed or wind was very strong out of the North? I think I actually heard...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123541

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Cargo ops. All cargo, no passengers? COVOID related cargo? DL on ORD-FRA is kind of odd. Especially with the 777LR. I figured it might be cargo or military movement. Still was odd to see pop up on flghtaware. ORD and FRA are two of the largest cargo hubs in the world. Yes, I know that. If it was UA...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

After 40 years observing PWM traffic, this is the first time I’ve seen a heavy departure off the secondary RWY 36/18. Just wanted to share to the locals reading this thread. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/98212815_129160378754747_7108187290245005312_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&am...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123541

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Speaking of DL 777’s, anybody know what’s up with these DL 777 flights utilitizing DL 777LR on ATL-ORD-FRA-ATL. Last one on N701DN departed ORD last night and is due to depart FRA for ATL tomorrow. Same flight was operated ten days ago, too if you look like past flight history. ORD-FRA-ATL https://...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123541

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Speaking of DL 777’s, anybody know what’s up with these DL 777 flights utilitizing DL 777LR on ATL-ORD-FRA-ATL. Last one on N701DN departed ORD last night and is due to depart FRA for ATL tomorrow. Same flight was operated ten days ago, too if you look like past flight history. ORD-FRA-ATL https://f...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun May 10, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Looking at the summer schedule, it looks like DL PWM-ATL will go to A319’s. Not sure when they plan to resume flights? As it’s been about three or four weeks since we’ve had an ATL flight and, there is nothing showing bookable non-stop until close to July when I was playing around with dummy booking...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sat May 09, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25442

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

Years ago at PDX myself and one of my ramp guys were standing under one of our TWA L1011's at about 2am when he pointed at the runway and said hey, what is that? we looked as thus guy came walking up to us from across runway 10L/28R carrying a gas can. Said he ran out of gas on Marine drive and was...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri May 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Up to date photo of Blytheville. https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/96416933_125650805772371_323550447732260864_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=0be424&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=9wK9X9ZtZMsAX9xrayA&_nc_ht=scontent-bos3-1.xx&_nc_tp=14&oh=5fda1dcd7e091cd4bfae7...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu May 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

RL757PVD wrote:
Im guessing its something like PWM-PHL MCO, replacing PWM-MCO and combining it with a PHL-MCO


It was N370FR, originated at MCO. Then to PHL-PWM. But Frontier suspended flights to PWM. It’s been at least a week or two since a flight has come in.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu May 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT ... /KPHL/KPWM
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Kind of odd flight enroute to PWM. Thought it was a Flightaware glitch until it got airborne.

Anybody at PWM know the reason for this one?

Frontier 1049. PHL-PWM-PHL

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT ... /KPHL/KPWM

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun May 03, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5256

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

I don’t think MCO was ever technically a DL hub, was it? Maybe a focus city in the early to mid 1990s? Even had a significant presence, perhaps the dominant carrier, during the mid 1980s when DL became the official airline of Walt Disney World. (After Eastern was) I think DL was the dominant carrier...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N998DL
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N998DL is currently descending into BYH from ATL as Flt. 3276

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N998DL

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by pwm2txlhopper
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8699

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

I just took this flight on March 9th. Couldn't believe that in 2020, they didn't have WIfi offered onboard. That was a long flight without! Fortuntely, the plane was only about 1/6 full and I got to stretch out and sleep across the open center seats. It's been decades since I remember a flight being...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Polot wrote:
WidebodyPTV wrote:



Also, it was on today's news that Southwest Airlines flew one passenger, a doctor, from the East coast to LAX. :old:


Ten days ago I flew Southwest from SJC to SAN with six passengers. Then three days later SAN-DEN with nine. And DEN-BWI-PWM with 24 and seven, respectively.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 2785

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

I was in Hawaii two weeks ago trying to get back to the East Coast. Was worried my existing flight night get canceled and was researching other options. Found KOA-BOS via HNL on Hawaiian, with two day advance for $140 one way.

Frontier has been flying MCO-PWM for $15 one-way last week.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

I came into PWM on the late evening Southwest flight the other day. We originated in DEN with 19 people. Stopped at BWI and continued to PWM on same plane with seven passengers.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

funny topic, pwm2txlhopper! Quoting you, "I use to fly with my medicine bagged and lined down my . . ." a few questions came to mind . . . 1. Wasn't this arrangement terribly uncomfortable? 2. Did you have to practice walking "normally" so as not to arouse suspicion among securi...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

If you look up the airport yourself on Google maps, and then zoom in close, you can read the Delta titles on the sides.

Im guessing it is about a year old.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Cool satellite shot I found of -88's awaiting their fate at Blythville, AR airport.

Image

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by pwm2txlhopper
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19114

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I believe F9 is one of if not the most cash profitable airlines of all the US Airlines. I am no expert but I think F9 will survive this and might actually recoup pax faster than other airlines will. Not at $78 r/t PDX-MSP. I just got an email from one of the online sites. Another had F9 to SFO &...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

pwm2txlhopper, I'd like to put your question back on track, following some of the previous comments . . . I think the answer by Woodreau (Reply # 7) was excellent. Just a couple of additional points, from having flown this approach many times: 1. Yes, the Localizer approach to Runway 27 at San Dieg...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Portlander wrote:
Great idea. When did Brunswick's runway grow an additional 1000 feet?


It didn’t. I guess it’s 8,000? You get the idea, though.

Somebody suggested it wouldn’t be good because of the salt air, but SNN is also surrounded by sea nearby and they seem to be storing s lot of planes right now.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 32400

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

Just thinking, with all the airlines parking planes and the desert storage yards filling up, the airport authorities of PSM and BXM (Former Brunswick NAS) should get on board with promoting temporary aircraft storage. Especially at BXM. Huge apron that’s essentially empty, and an entire 9,000 foot r...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

SAN does have an ILS. Its ILS Rwy 09. For 27 it’s just an RNAV and LOC. For Rwy 27, the main obstacle preventing 27 from having an ILS approach and causing the displaced threshold is the Laurel Street Parking garage as well as the terrain immediately to the north and east. For an A320 the mechanics...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

There’s no way you’d get an ILS on 27, too many obstacles and terrain. There are waivers for the buildings especially the famous parking garage on the LOC now. Yes, I just flew in there and was impressed with the 27 Approach through the skyline and then down over the hill. Once out of the airport, ...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

I recently was surprised learn that there’s no ILS Approach at SAN airport, and, that it’s a Non-Precision approach. (I was ignorant and thought there was ILS and Localizer at any major airport. Especially coastal ones prone to weather and fog.) These days I assume most commercial planes can fly RNA...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261707

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Weve still been getting -90s on ATL-PWM this past week. Flights canceled today and yesterday, but they’ve been here several days during the last seven days when they didn’t cancel.

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machin

I dunno, how sweaty are your balls and ass? Moisture definitely sets it off. I had it go off once on my chest because of a coffee spill that was mostly dry and already embarrassing enough. Pretty sweaty usually, but was a lot worse when I use to carry a half ounce of weed in that area. And that nev...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

I had a hard time getting past you wearing a wet bathing suit under your pants beyond all the other stuff going on in that nether region. Maybe try going commando........ Not wet. Just slightly damp. I was in Hawaii with a late evening red eye flight. Had checked out of the hotel at 11am and gone s...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

The only thing that can set off a bodyscanner is metal, and underwear is very unlikely to contain metal. It's certainly visible, but can't be the cause. Just think, where in or on your body do you have any metal? Even in small amounts like a ring, clip or coin. I think metal might be the only thing...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28324

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

How many points between Hawaii and Baltimore did you come across a open kiosk, vending machine? Because of this COVID issue SWA has halted the service of all drinks, snacks on their planes, not the crew. From my understanding, if you asked for some water, and they have it on the plane, they will gi...

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by pwm2txlhopper
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

Serious question.... Recently, as in the last two years, I’ve been setting off the TSA bodyscanner! It has happened five times this year. Indicating there’s something in, either my groin area, or buttocks area. Or sometimes both! I tell them they can do whatever they’ve got to do. I don’t need to go...

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