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by vxg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 7001

Re: 737-8200?

I am sure they are having a ton of internal meetings about this and may have even hired external branding consultants and researchers to figure it out. We can all post what we think for free. I'll throw out my little bit of advice - I'd rename it the 737-NEO. Why not? After all its a "New Engin...

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by vxg
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)
Replies: 11
Views: 4134

Re: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)

Excellent trip report. I spent a good part of my childhood living on TRW and it was great to read this. Nice work.

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by vxg
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8838

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

What about immigration and customs officers manning FIS facilities? Are they also not getting paid right now? The irony there would be that the disagreement that is currently blocking their pay is about Border Security. One party believes that the most efficient use of funds is in a physical barrier...

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by vxg
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idea for jetways
Replies: 13
Views: 2139

Re: Idea for jetways

If HSBC had a jingle they'd be all over this!
:D

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by vxg
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5647

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

In this day and age why does an airline company even have their own data center? They need to be outsourcing all that stuff to a cloud provider who caters to enterprises with high compliance and security requriements - so maybe not AWS but something like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or a mix of them. They...

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by vxg
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Frozen Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 8152

RE: WestJet Frozen Livery

I would totally mistake this for an Alaska aircraft if not up close.
Vxg

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by vxg
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Every 747 (Of 1400) Been To JFK?
Replies: 70
Views: 25320

RE: Has Every 747 (Of 1400) Been To JFK?

I would imagine the ones configured for Japanese domestic service never did.

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by vxg
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Airlines 2011 Commercial - Amazing!
Replies: 12
Views: 5570

RE: Indigo Airlines 2011 Commercial - Amazing!

While it is a nice ad, I would have preferred (and think it would be more audience appropriate) to have something that used a Bollywood muscal style rather than Broadway.

Just my opinion.

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by vxg
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restricted Parking Space At PAE?
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

RE: Restricted Parking Space At PAE?

The 152s and the 206 in the picture belong to Regal Air - <a href="http://www.regalair.com" target="_blank">http://www.regalair.com</a> - one of the FBOs & popular flight schools at <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym>. In fact it...

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by vxg
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is It True Cobras Like Indian Music?
Replies: 47
Views: 3281

RE: Is It True Cobras Like Indian Music?

<quote><table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Confuscius" class="quote" target="_blank">Confuscius</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>In aviation, the <acronym title...

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by vxg
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Pushback Truck Type (Photo)
Replies: 24
Views: 20444

RE: KLM Pushback Truck Type (Photo)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>@WNwatcher: I had no clue that the cradle actually lifted the nose of the A/C off of the ground. How does it do that? </i></font></td></tr></table><a href="...

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by vxg
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Redeye Flights And Fuel Consumption
Replies: 25
Views: 10041

RE: Redeye Flights And Fuel Consumption

"Resume own navigation" simply means 'fly the route you were cleared for earlier'. If the route consists of complex airways, waypoints, etc. then you're still obligated to fly it. However when the controller says "United XXX fly direct Dulles" then you're saving gas. There are a few times where I've...

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by vxg
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?
Replies: 82
Views: 6186

RE: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?

Mandala - great post & thanks for the detailed explanations. I found this document on the Boeing site - <a href="http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/737sec4.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/737sec4.pdf</a> that describes the turning characteristics of va...

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by vxg
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?
Replies: 82
Views: 6186

RE: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?

Mandala - you're right, thanks for that. In fact if you look closely you can see that the normal parking spot for the 3rd stand is indeed a little further to the east of where the plane is parked in the picture. For some reason on the day the satellite image was taken, an aircraft was marshalled a l...

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by vxg
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?
Replies: 82
Views: 6186

RE: Who's In Trouble After This Incident?

There was another version of this thread in the Civil Aviation forum where I posted the taxi track superimposed on the Google image of the ramp in Lusaka. My attempt is to present a reasonable picture of the route the aircraft took. Of course we don't know if he was marshalled on the wide turn or if...

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by vxg
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Go Air G8 376: 23/SEP/07: MAA-HYD: Y Cabin
Replies: 18
Views: 21711

RE: Go Air G8 376: 23/SEP/07: MAA-HYD: Y Cabin

I know you hear this a lot, but these TRs are great! I flew the same leg around the same time last year and so it was particularly interesting to see the pictures. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F s...

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by vxg
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Start DFW-PLS; BOS-PLS; More MIA-PLS
Replies: 24
Views: 9306

RE: AA To Start DFW-PLS; BOS-PLS; More MIA-PLS

How is the parking space situation at the <acronym title="Providenciales - International (PLS / MBPV), Turks and Caicos Islands">PLS</acronym> ramp at this time of day (15:05 - 15:40)? When I was there earlier this year there was one point in the afternoon (around 1:30 p.m.) when pretty much every p...

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by vxg
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread: Part 56
Replies: 119
Views: 12631

RE: Indian Aviation Thread: Part 56

Speaking of 777 deliveries: last night (July 31st) I heard a callsign: "Jet Airways 1999" getting a clearance from Seattle Center controllers for a flight from <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym> to <acronym title="Delhi - Indira Gan...

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by vxg
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Does Not Have TV Screen On Boeing 737-700?
Replies: 44
Views: 9497

Why WN Does Not Have TV Screen On Boeing 737-700?

JetBlue and Frontier both have in-seat video screens on their aircraft - although its somewhat debatable if they position themselves as "Low Cost carriers". But they certainly aren't majors. I realize folks on these forums debate on the necessity of IFE. Personally it is absolutely a consideration w...

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by vxg
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Pilot Trip Report
Replies: 54
Views: 15266

RE: Hawaiian Pilot Trip Report

Yes a HAL trip report!!!!!! I've been eagerly waiting for an <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> one for some time now  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile">. How does it feel flying into <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX)...

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by vxg
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BFI-PAE-TIW-SEA-BFI W/ Tons Of Pics!
Replies: 15
Views: 16500

RE: BFI-PAE-TIW-SEA-BFI W/ Tons Of Pics!

Gorgeous - reminds us all why this is the best place to fly. I was up yesterday flying some friends on a sightseeing trip as well and certainly agree that those cold and clear winter days in the NW can't be beat.

VxG

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by vxg
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 763 From DL
Replies: 23
Views: 3349

RE: HA 763 From DL

Awesome news. I saw 4 delta 767s (one had its paint stripped off) hanging around the Goodrich facility in <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym> last Saturday. Are all of those destined for <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</a...

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by vxg
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Miss At BFI On 12/27?
Replies: 8
Views: 4874

RE: Near Miss At BFI On 12/27?

Thanks for that extremely accurate post HAL (I'm a big fan of your trip reports btw). I have trained out of <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym> and <acronym title="Renton - Municipal (RNT / KRNT), USA - Washington">RNT</acronym> and ...

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by vxg
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BOS Runway 14/32 Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 5930

RE: BOS Runway 14/32 Approach

It can't be more than 10 degrees off between 32 and 33L - that's a very easy correction for aircraft coming in on a visual approach. The majority of the approach can be flown parallel to 33L and then a correction to the left lines you up just fine with 32. That will not be a problem for most aircraf...

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by vxg
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Warns Samoan Gov. About Banning HA From PPG
Replies: 47
Views: 7194

RE: FAA Warns Samoan Gov. About Banning HA From PPG

Out of curiousity is the control tower at <acronym title="Pago Pago - Tafuna International (PPG / NSTU), American Samoa">PPG</acronym> manned by FAA personnel? Or is it one of those "non federal" contract towers? Who provides approach control services? If its an FAA controlled tower there is no way ...

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by vxg
Mon May 15, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explain ATC Instructions
Replies: 25
Views: 7086

RE: Explain ATC Instructions

I have a question regarding the original subject - the circle to land approach @ <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> 22L. What kind of airplanes are being cleared for this approach? ATA and SWA jets? At what altitude are they doing the circle? T...

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by vxg
Fri May 12, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Operate YYT-LHR With An A319
Replies: 74
Views: 16845

RE: AC To Operate YYT-LHR With An A319

Would this flight even need the recent FAA ETOPS certification for the A319? Since its between Canada and the UK wouldn't it only need JAA (which I understand has already certified the A319 for extended overwater ops) and CAA certification?

- VXG

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by vxg
Mon May 01, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian To Increase Pago Pago Flights
Replies: 20
Views: 4636

RE: Hawaiian To Increase Pago Pago Flights

HAL recalled? Great - congratulations. Are you going to be based in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> (not sure if its still a domicile) or some other base? You know when I read your story about being furloughed, flying in <acronym title="...

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by vxg
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Boarding
Replies: 17
Views: 4473

RE: AA 757 Boarding

If you notice the #2 doors on most <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 757's (RR powered) have two seats right by them which limits the space available for entering the aircraft. It would also make it very inconvenient for passengers to sit in those seats while boarding is still go...

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by vxg
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nauru's 737
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

RE: Air Nauru's 737

I beleive its the Taiwan government - last I saw the original 737 (VH-RON) is still looking for a customer. The ex-im bank is accepting 'cash only' offers for it. Sources: <a href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/bulletins/rnzi/200603171124/219e3e5" target=_blank>http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/bulletin...

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by vxg
Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Flying With Gloves?
Replies: 31
Views: 10567

RE: Pilots Flying With Gloves?

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by vxg
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Flying With Gloves?
Replies: 31
Views: 10567

RE: Pilots Flying With Gloves?

This is a funny thread, but I've had this discussion before: If you're paranoid about germs, think about how many hands have been on those controls before you? Did the previous pilot of the airplane wash his hands with soap when he went to the john? You just never know... I can imagine that there mi...

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by vxg
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-OAK, SFO-LAX Quikie
Replies: 4
Views: 5656

RE: LAX-OAK, SFO-LAX Quikie

I enjoyed the report. You like planes and busses? What a unique combination. Just don't ever get caught up in one of those Boeing vs. airBUS threads! Big grin.

VxG

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by vxg
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL To SEA Best Side Of The Plane To Sit On?
Replies: 14
Views: 8908

RE: ATL To SEA Best Side Of The Plane To Sit On?

Guys its been raining for the last 27 days in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> (so far it hasn't rained today but it probably will soon). Cloud layers have been pretty low and there have been very few let ups in weather before today (toda...

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by vxg
Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash. Redskins Ride In Style To BFI
Replies: 78
Views: 8058

RE: Wash. Redskins Ride In Style To BFI

Why don't professional sports teams have policies about not having too many people fly on the same plane at once? I know that large corporations have policies like this for business travel. For example the company I work for has a policy that no more than two executives (VP level or higher) are perm...

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by vxg
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Longlanding"
Replies: 21
Views: 3795

RE: "Longlanding"

I don't believe "long landing" is an official phrase that is to be used by Pilots or Controllers since I couldn't find it in the Pilot/Controller Glossary. But that said I have used it and heard tower controllers use it several times. If I'm landing a small single engine plane on a 9000 ft runway an...

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by vxg
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smuggler's Transit At SIN
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

RE: Smuggler's Transit At SIN

Its been about 2 years since I've been in transit through Changi but if I recall the security check is done as you enter the each individual gate's seating area. Pretty much each gate has metal detectors and X-ray machines and once you enter you have to stay in a cordoned off seating area until you ...

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by vxg
Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KNUW-OTBH On A USN DC9. Couple Of Pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4672

RE: KNUW-OTBH On A USN DC9. Couple Of Pics

What? No IFE on that bird?  Smile

Really enjoyed the trip report - especially since you originated from the local area @ NUW.

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by vxg
Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 762's Now 3 Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 5192

RE: AA 762's Now 3 Class?

Since I flew BDA-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> last Monday (Nov 28th) on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 767-200 on a coach ticket I can confirm that indeed the business class seats are sold as...

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by vxg
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?
Replies: 5
Views: 6274

RE: HAL-HP Pilot Trip Reports - More?

I have to say that I too am a huge fan of these airline pilot trip reports, both from HAL as well as the Southwest 737 FO (sorry can't remember your name right now). I've also stumbled across a couple of airline pilot blogs that I've started to read regularly - <a href="http://fl250.blogspot.com" ta...

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by vxg
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific Files For Honolulu-Christmas Island
Replies: 14
Views: 6529

RE: Air Pacific Files For Honolulu-Christmas Island

Kiritimati was originally named Christmas Island by Capt. James Cook who discovered it on Dec 24th 1777. The island is part of the Republic of Kiribati which consists of three groups of islands in the central pacific - the Gilberts (Kiribati) group, the Phoenix Group and the Line Islands (where Chri...

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by vxg
Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN's Runways Originally Shorter
Replies: 10
Views: 2471

RE: DEN's Runways Originally Shorter

Wow that is a sharp observation. I'm a nut for looking at airports in google maps just like the next guy on a.net but I don't think I'd have ever noticed that. My best guess would be that the threshold was displaced at some point due to construction or repair work & the chevrons were drawn at that t...

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by vxg
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why AirTran/indy @ SFO Int'l Pier?
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

RE: Why AirTran/indy @ SFO Int'l Pier?

To answer Steve's question - Recently I flew on an Alaska Airlines flight from <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> that was continuing on to somew...

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by vxg
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor - AS May Call Back SEA Rampers?
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

RE: Rumor - AS May Call Back SEA Rampers?

My wife arrived on a severely delayed <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> last night...

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by vxg
Wed May 11, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mumbai-Mangalore On Jet Airways With Pics.
Replies: 13
Views: 15336

RE: Mumbai-Mangalore On Jet Airways With Pics.

Thanks for the picture of Juhu airport. What is with the displaced thresholds on that runway? It appears as though there's hardly any actual runway left after the thresholds are taken out. Does that runway even get used? It seems somewhat impractical to use it on a regular basis. Anyone in the know ...

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by vxg
Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air-India Golden Oldie In LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7256

RE: Air-India Golden Oldie In LHR

What about crew currency? Does AI maintain flight crew exclusively for these 2 742's or are the 744 crews cross certified to fly the 742. And doesn't the 742 require a First Officer? Where does the FO come from?

VxG

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by vxg
Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Schedules To London Heathrow
Replies: 111
Views: 12067

RE: Jet Airways Schedules To London Heathrow

I'm confused about the schedule. The inbound flight (<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-BOM) always departs at a consistent time, but the outbound flights on Mondays and Thursdays depart earlier. Why is this? Wouldn't be much simpler for the flying public t...

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by vxg
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?
Replies: 5
Views: 3628

RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Perhaps it has something to do with <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym>'s unique double bogey landing gear. In order to certify a new tire type for <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> to use they would need this type of aircraft. AFAIK the <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acr...

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by vxg
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan
Replies: 103
Views: 13136

RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

I think the <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> livery would look great on a 787. The shape of the cheat stripes at the front would match well with the shape of the nose/cockpit windows - <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> may want to elongate the joining of the lines to match better with i...

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