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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

I have read that the Barbados PM Mia Mottley instructed the Director of Civil Aviation to have this aircraft registered despite objection from the DCA which has no resources to provide oversight for this aircraft. This was done and the registration was 8P-ERI. It's a mystery who had the clout to ge...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Well it appears OneCaribbean's 747 has left BGI. I understand failure to get it registered under ECCAA or BCAD regs is the reason for its abrupt departure. No surprise here really. That plan was rediculous from jump street.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 10927

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

This is a clear example why Caribbean islands need to band together and fight against these large airlines, cruise companies, hotel chains etc. when they come cap in hand asking for money. I for one am happy that Govt of SLU told VS soo long. Im not sure if ANU, TAB and BGI was approached, but shame...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 10927

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

TC957 wrote:
I wonder if VS dropping UVF could tempt Caribbean Airlines to re-start long-haul.


Worse idea ever.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Are you seriously saying that SVD O&D is as good as BGI O&D? The next time I'm at BGI waiting for a flight to OGL I'll wonder why there's a bunch of other people waiting to board the same flight. No, what I am saying is BGI being a hub airport, its easy to think that all the pax you see are...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

My biggest takeaway from this is that LI only has six profitable routes and of those six, only one doesn't go through BGI. My guesses for the profitable routes out of BGI are BGI-OGL/SLU/SVD/ANU/GND. I wonder what the profitable non-BGI route is. Lets get something straight here. Those "profit...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Brickell305 wrote:
baje427 wrote:
Talks between the Antiguan and Barbadian governments have broken down re:Liat.

So after all the drama this year, LIAT is back at square one?!


Many on the inside predicted this outcome. It is no surprise.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 30
Views: 6261

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Well, it's owned by a Nigerian travel company and has the logo of a St. Vincent-based Beech 1900/King Air operator. This ought to be good. The way I always see these things is: To lease or buy, and maintain and operate, a B744, you need a lot of money. People who have a lot of money are called rich...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun May 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

A being 747 the largest aircraft to land at the Argyle International Airport since its opening in 2017 arrived at about 2 pm on Friday. The aircraft with the logo of One Caribbean a locally owned airline flew from Texas, USA some 6 hours away. According to sources, the new aircraft is an investment ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

A little news about LI, and to make a very long story very short, the unions representing various staff have been given a deadline of end of business today March 28 to respond to LI's proposal of almost 10% salary cut, or face closure of the airline.

We wait.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 8410

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

Add LIAT to that list, within 24hrs there should be word on the status of this airline

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines on the Brink
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Airlines on the Brink

Add LIAT to that list, within 24hrs there should be word on the status of this airline.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the NTSB have a record of a diverted flight from 1973?...
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Would the NTSB have a record of a diverted flight from 1973?...

I will tip my hat to any airline that has records going that far back.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

PBM isn't sufficient to allow PY to run a nonstop to MIA, so if they lose on the GEO then they might have problems. AA is a strong brand and with tremendous feed at MIA. I anticipate that they will be up to daily before year end, at least at peak periods. Even NYC will feed into this route, at leas...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Since when have we excluded the Bahamas from the Caribbean? Because geographically, they are not. Neither are the Turks and Caicos Islands. We all know politically and culturally we are all one. Lets not make this an argument, everyone is welcomed to participate in the discussion. So geographically...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Caymanair wrote:
Since when have we excluded the Bahamas from the Caribbean?


Because geographically, they are not. Neither are the Turks and Caicos Islands. We all know politically and culturally we are all one. Lets not make this an argument, everyone is welcomed to participate in the discussion.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first. I can tell you the A380 has been to PTP and FDF during its certification stages. For commercial service, I don't see anywhere outside the same PTP an...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 32746

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure why anyone would use CM for MIA GEO given the alternatives are abundant. I can see JFK as the nonstop isnt always available, or can get quite expensive. Apart from AA's recent MIA-GEO flight, I think the only nonstop option was Surinam Airways. So, it was either a stop in POS on BW or PTY ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

BGI is already a hub Airport. I think that they mean more than LI's hub operations, which aren't likely to grow, given that the neighboring islands have improved connectivity. Not sure that I see that happening. I quite agree. BGI is no "hub airport". BGI has quite a large O/D traffic and...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

LIAT Resumes Flights To The BVI LIAT, says it will resume its morning and evening services to British Virgin Islands following the suspension of flights after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. LIAT will begin its evening service into the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport at Beef Island on...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

Re: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR

Im curious about these "sweep flights". Tell me more.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 26
Views: 4109

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

Pilots who possess an A32x rating need to be able to operate a 1988-built A320 (if there were any left) and a 2018-built A321NEO seamlessly on the same day. :checkmark: The ATR -600 series upgrade is the perfect example of why not to do it. Pilots rated on old ATRs had to do a simulator course to f...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 3814

Re: Reverse thrust practice

at the company where I work, it is standard operating procedure (SOP) to use full reverse thrust on every landing. Primarily, it is an operational check of the reverse thrust system. On the fleet to which I am assigned (A319/A320/A321) full reverse thrust is initiated shortly after main gear touchd...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

JetBlue has announced KFLL-TNCM. Starting in the winter of 2018/2019. Will we see Spirit drop out of SXM or will we see them move to MCO-SXM or go more then x1 weekly on the FLL route? http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/10-09-2018-163556413 It amazes me how hurrican...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport

I don’t think they intended to “hack” ATC frequency. They opened an illegal radio station and sometimes interference can be heard on ATC freqs. I’ve experienced this a few times in the past and have known radio stations to either change their freq or the location of their antenna because of interfer...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

baje427 wrote:
Quick question if transiting POS from the US and going onto another regional destination do you have to clear customs similar to MIA?


If you're on BW no, otherwise yes.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

Could also be window simply covered over by the sidewall inside ie a lav, galley or bulkhead. The window itself isn't plugged.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 12884

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

“Genghis Khan Airlines” just naturally rolls off the tongue doesn’t it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 6299

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Never used or taught in the US. GF I can almost guarantee you US controllers and US domestic pilots haven’t an idea what “QNH” means. It just isn’t used or taught. QNH is used every single day in the US. QFE is also used. (Albeit more rarely) Shockingly appalling if it's not taught, as claimed, as ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9360

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I don’t know why this a “stupid stunt”. Knowing Maho beach very well and knowing how high aircraft actually cross this beach, they were in no danger of hitting any aircraft. Clearly this is just one of those parallax effect shots that made it seem they were closer than they actually were. I personal...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Re: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?

Dodging potholes obviously.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

BW has posted openings for First Officers B738 and has openings for Cabin Crew based in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana. Could some sort of expansion be on the cards? Guyana? Interesting. Taking advantage of cheaper labour I see. They clearly are taking a page from FlyJ’s book. I’m curious to see how ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

I always suspected that the LI cancelation was more tied to high costs than to lack of business. Even though I know that ties between the USVI and the OECS aren't what it used to be I couldn't imagine that they couldn't justify some service. Now that the USVI has made some accommodations to them th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

ST. THOMAS — interCaribbean Airways, which recently announced connecting flights to St. Thomas and St. Croix, made known on Tuesday the cancellation of its planned St. Thomas and St. Croix routes. The Turks and Caicos-based carrier said it had been working for several months to have the U.S.V.I. fil...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 5187

Re: Rebooting a 787

No 787 experience, but on the ATR it's not uncommon to have issues with avionics or electrical when getting ready to depart in the morning. We usually tell the pilots we'll be down there shortly to have a look but in the mean time turn everything off so the cockpit is 100% dark, have a sip or two o...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone know when SXM will get their radar operating again? https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/aerospace/press-release/st-maartens-emerald-skies-soon-be-managed-thales-air-traffic St Maarten, was on one of the Caribbean island paradises badly hit by hurricane Irma and Maria in 2017. The a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

I flew on BW GEO-MIA and then AA MIA-EWR and return last week. AA is miles above BW now, with their IFE and newer aircraft. BWs a/c are old and dated. Their IFE is a tiny overhead screen that you can't see. With Liat starting OGL-POS shortly, BW has a lot to be worried about with their GEO service....

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 16502

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1385637&p=20213759&hilit=guyana#p20213759 So I guess the questions are answered. AA will begin a MIA GEO service this December. I would think that it will be 3X given that this is a business route. Article here : Major US airline adds G...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Big news: AA is starting MIA-GEO and increasing MIA-ANU service. http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2018/American-Airlines-Adds-New-Service-To-Destinations-In-Mexico-And-South-America/default.aspx Both surprise me honestly. Antigua doesn't seem like a route that requires more t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Due to the suspense of the ferry service between Trinidad & Tobago, CAL has been overwhelmed especially for the upcoming Easter period. LI has been contracted and will be assisting with flights between POS and TAB for next few weeks. Interesting news. Do you have any idea how many flights LI wi...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Due to the suspense of the ferry service between Trinidad & Tobago, CAL has been overwhelmed especially for the upcoming Easter period. LI has been contracted and will be assisting with flights between POS and TAB for next few weeks.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

t that unknown. The days/times on the posted schedule have been accurate in my experience. They’re extremely low tech. I’d bet that most people book over the phone or in person Using an example of STT SKB DOM SKB STT. If the plane doesn't continue to DOM when it reaches SKB and heads straight back ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

[ LI 521 on Monday BGI-OGL had 36 pax. Meaning 32 empty seats. But if some church has a revival convention on Monday the flight might be over booked. And this could be in BGI or one of the islands further down the line. Even though Jan/Feb together with Sept/Oct are the worst months for intra Carib...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57249

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

A loan of US 7 Million dollars was finalised for regional air carrier Liat in closing days of 2017. Prime Minister Gonsalves made the announcement at his first press conference for the year 2018. Gonsalves said the loan was finalized by shareholder governments including, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbado...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 48902

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

LI started with four weekly flights in July 2015, routing was BGI-OGL-POS early morning, POS-OGL-BGI night. I suspect that part of the reason for the failed route was the arrival at BGI at 2310, which is really late for some passengers. Following that, LI tried ANU-SLU-POS-OGL in the evening and OG...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 48902

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Sad to see A321's go on MIA-POS, they are like chalk to cheese compared to 738's on EWR-MIA. Love the IFE's. LI's service OGL-BGI and onward with B6 to FLL or JFK is a great option for Guyanese now. OGL is a breeze and my choice as I live close by. LI's ATR's are very smooth and surprisingly on tim...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

Re: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?

I think it should be easier to lease an engine for the767 rather than the A332 wet lease. Wet lease is far more costly and usually lead to massive loses! If things were that simple, I'm sure they would've done just that. One can't just run down to Costco and pick up a 767 engine. Doesn't matter .. ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF

Wouldn't the CVR still run and possibly erase critical stuff? I know in some aircraft the CVR runs from battery on to battery off.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence

What you probably heard are the spoilers extending to aid in slowing the aircraft down. Never "heard" them extended or retract, but rather the wind noise/buffet they make once extended. I'm no A319 pilot, but I do believe at least two stages of flaps/slats are extended prior to gear extens...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 48902

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

The 717 would do well cause Hawaiian uses them in the Hawaiian islands with no problems. BW used the DC9-30CF , DC9-50 and MD80 with no problems in the past. The ERJ 145 / 175 would do well also. Time for BW to upgrade their fleet to the 737-8MAX or A320NEO and the 787-8/9 or A330-200 for long haul...

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