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by reltney
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4123

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?



The Canabus is a totally home grown aircraft.......see what I did there....

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by reltney
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8808

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

I worked a lower level management position at AA and it is a nightmare. The airline thrives putting employee groups against each other. Cannot thank my current airline for hiring me away. My brother still is at AA and nothing changed..guilty till proven innocent. Amon Carter blvd is in my rear view ...

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by reltney
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Re: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

Not close at all. It is windy there for sure.

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by reltney
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20404

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable objective. Runway remaining versus runway required is not known or measured. If acceleration is lower ...

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by reltney
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20404

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Why wouldn't they abort take-off if they didn't see the aircraft lifting when it was suppose to?? Takeoff performance is predicated on achieving 3 calculated speeds, most notably V1, "takeoff decision speed." Once the takeoff roll begins, achieving these speeds is the only measurable obje...

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by reltney
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 8480

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Considering Icelandair fired all MAX pilots I'm not sure how theyre planning to fly the MAX, so I'd bet on them. Otherwise I'd say most likely to cancel are those that are either in no short-term need for capacity or have neos/other planes that can substitute the MAX on order Fired all max pilots.....

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by reltney
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16095

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Uhhhh...well... asked to retire because of how bad the 350 introduction went would be more accurate. Not sure if there was fallout with the Surface tablet chaos but we know the switch to the iPad proved how truly bad and waste of money the tablet was. Call it what you will... Lots of issues were bey...

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by reltney
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16095

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

catiii wrote:
He was confirmed as Administrator this morning by the Senate.



Fired from Delta and now in charge..... retaliation time!!!!

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by reltney
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 2989

2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?

Anyone have news and pictures?

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by reltney
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10328

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

…. Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing...…. Just imagine what could have happened if it had had six tires. Agree, most likely less damage if it had 4.....For the 319 it is not a heavy plane but when you start stretching the 3...

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by reltney
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18195

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Believe this is the flight https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n534ff I live about half a mile away from this airport and have to wonder if the pilot purposefully ditched into the hangar to avoid ground losses. Everything around the airport is residential. Have you ever seen a plane a twin l...

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by reltney
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3481

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

SASViking wrote:
Former Danish airline Sterling Airways operated 727s on TATL routes, usually CPH-KEF-BGR/YYZ-Florida/Caribbean. They also operated some "Round the world" charters with their 727s.


They also ditched a 727 TATL in the 90s. Still don’t know why they ditched..

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by reltney
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

Also turbines are expensive, so are their maintenance. In this size aircraft, a single turbine might be more competitive than a twin. But single engine ops aren't allowed everywhere. However cheap 100LL is not available everywhere, here in France it's more than twice the price of Jet A. NOT TRUE......

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by reltney
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27572

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The oxygen cylinder theory isn’t totally crazy to me; certainly more believable than the “captain amok” theory. The sudden overpressure from a ruptured COPV could cause an upward failure of the cockpit floor, damaging or severing the wire harnesses that travel under the floor from the avionics bay ...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39881

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Well as I fly the 757/767 and our airline has about 200 of them, I never heard of any”common problem” with hydraulics. Maybe with a 2nd rate airline with poor maintenance. Heck, I never ha...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39881

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Well as I fly the 757/767 and our airline has about 200 of them, I never heard of any”common problem” with hydraulics. Maybe with a 2nd rate airline with poor maintenance. Heck, I never ha...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39881

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Anyone who has flown a 757 will tell you it is difficult to touchdown on the nosewheel if you’re are within 10kts of your approach speed. Proper approach speeds give the plane about a 5 degree nose up when you are on speed. It is a very easy plane to land..not 747 easy but real close.. it will be in...

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by reltney
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7672

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

[twoid][/twoid]

UA857 wrote:
Why are Iranian Air Carriers using such old and out of date aircraft e.g. 727s or 747 classics.




They don’t play well with others....

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Dominion301 wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
reltney wrote:


Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more.

Really? Wow. Did it have to do with reduced capacity or are you not allowed to say


Sarcasm perhaps?


No sarcasm. Some people no longer work at the airline because of it.

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

speedbird52 wrote:
They will probably regret it as much as they regret not ordering a similar replacement for the 744 which is to say not at all



Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more.

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by reltney
Sun May 26, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4597

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

Indeed he was retired.

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by reltney
Sat May 25, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3948

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

Well, it certainly could make a 90 degree turn, if the flt plan or pilot called for it. No.... a flight plan is just that......a plan.... it is telling the controlling agency what your “plan” is. The plane is flown by pilots who can program a plane or fly it them self’s . The plane cannot turn base...

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by reltney
Sat May 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video
Replies: 10
Views: 4597

Re: Incident PAST-:DC-10 Off Runway close up video

The DC-10 crash was poor airmanship. By all means when a go around is called, honor it if fuel and conditions permit for sure. When the Capt touched down, he failed to keep the plane on the runway with basic flight controls....yup....primarily the RUDDER.. tried to use nosewheel steering which is us...

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by reltney
Thu May 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10588

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

These are very efficient planes for DL. 40 year-old technology is conjecture that implies they have outlived their useful life. They will more than likely cycle out with DL (and UA). A321s/739s have replaced domestic 763s, so as others have mentioned, more frequency. Or cycling in widebodies as the...

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by reltney
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8251

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Some of the SW 727 from AA or BN were not leased(or that is what the paperwork said) but was a settlement for a reservation settlement issue. Zero dollar lease if you will. Yes, that was the sole BN 727 that WN had for two years, 1978-80. That is the one in the photos here. The later 727s that were...

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by reltney
Sun May 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8251

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Few things. I rode on the Delta 747 ATL-DAL-SFO-ATL in 73. Non-revel with my mom for my 9th birthday present! Some of the SW 727 from AA or BN were not leased(or that is what the paperwork said) but was a settlement for a reservation settlement issue. Zero dollar lease if you will. I have a 6 foot l...

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by reltney
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8894

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

I flew on an L-1011 FRA-DFW in 1988 with Captain John Steiger in charge, who was piloting the Convair 880 in the below picture. He was kind enough to give my father and myself a tour of the flight deck and encouraged me to follow my dream, which I did...thanks Captain. 0004414 That’s my dad! Still ...

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by reltney
Tue May 07, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11588

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Hey Canadair pilots, does the 600 series have a deep stall issue? Stick pusher? Hail could be at the top of the TZ. Lots a “could haves” in this accident. Accidents in 3s.. Well, there is a Barron with 6 aboard in Texas and a westwind in Oklahoma , 737 in Jacksonville, Aeroflot , this 600 series.......

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by reltney
Mon May 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5110

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Landing. Just check the flaps and you'll see they are extended. It's hard to tell based on that alone. I never flew this airplane but I have a vague recollection of someone telling me these planes had variable flap settings depending on what kind of takeoff they wanted to make. In an A320, for exam...

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by reltney
Sat May 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21988

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Soon there will be Canabus everywhere!

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by reltney
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Some airlines have updated or completely changed their liveries in recent years. What livery changes since the turn of century (2000) do you consider successful and why? Which do you consider half-baked/unsuccessful? From a brand perspective I think the most successful has actually been Spirit - It...

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by reltney
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7109

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

The DC-8 is 5 abreast seating which is even more narrow than the 757 or narrowbody airbus and has up to a 6500 mile range with the -62 model. Not trying to get too nitpicky and off topic here, but the DC-8 has 6 abreast seating in (almost) all configurations. The DC-8 being designed for 6 abreast s...

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by reltney
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do cockpit voice recorders decide when to start and stop recording?
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Re: How do cockpit voice recorders decide when to start and stop recording?

Most planes now have a 2 hr loop. Parking brake is the on/off switch.

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by reltney
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10962

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? Not true. NO pay increase for night/holiday/red eye flights for Delta pilots. Same pay all day. Interna...

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by reltney
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

Saw pink ATRs at Orlando at the silver hangar. Looked like an ATR 42.

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by reltney
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10962

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Delta started “owly” flights in the 50s. They had to reposition flights and some of the employees recommended charging cheap fairs for these night flights. It worked. I usually bid the “all nighters” as I commute to my base and it allows me to commute home early. I like flying them. Rarely is a seat...

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by reltney
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3510

Re: Fed Ex Express

So it’s fed ex express = federal express express........ mmmmm...ok
Gotta love marketing ..

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by reltney
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9235

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

However, I still expect this to be a stall / spin. Catastrophic mechanical failures are just so rare nowadays. Most recent GA crashes in VMC in my vicinity have been stall after take off, stall on approach, botched landing, mid air collision, or the pilot simply mishandling the aircraft in another ...

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by reltney
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14186

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

I never heard of that system before, could you tell us more Zeke? Sounds fantastic, how does it work? Cheers. The optional CBTPS (crystal ball tubulance prediction system) is an amazing system that is able to defy the laws of physics and see clear air turbulence, wake turbulence, and mountain waves...

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by reltney
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL186 today taking a northerly polar route eastbound!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: Why is DL186 today taking a northerly polar route eastbound!?

I flown the 747 on the DTW Inchon and Shanghai routes many times as a pilot. On that route we sometimes will touch Greenland airspace . It’s winds aloft which drive how we fly that route. Delta started using wind data collected from aircraft in the 80s(long before most airlines) to determine optimum...

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by reltney
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7109

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

WOW Air was flying several times nonstop KEF-SFO and KEF-LAX with their A 321neo TF-SKY. Only on the way back they sometimes stopped for fuel in Edmonton. So they were first in longhaul flights with narrowbodys. Not even close...more like the LAST airline to start long haul with narrow body aircraf...

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by reltney
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9235

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

Per Wikipedia. We (Im a Wikipedian since 2002) already have an article about this crash?? Not a full article ... the crash itself is certainly not worthy of its own article. But it is mentioned on the article of the aircraft model (Epic LT). There was some heavy editing going on in the past 24 hour...

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by reltney
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4037

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

There can be certain failures of equipment which would not allow the plane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean because of airspace requirements. For example. A transponder issue could prevent it from entering the NATS (North Atlantic Track System) . Diverted to ATL as reserve crews and plane were avail...

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by reltney
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9235

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

Per Wikipedia, the aircraft ... ... is a kit-plane ... was involved in a gear-up landing at DME in 2015 ... is pretty high performance - same engine as the larger PC-12NG (almost) Weather was good in Germany. The above points make a part failure more likely than on a regular passenger aircraft. How...

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by reltney
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21432

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

trex8 wrote:
Average body mass index American > European, more trouble walking , especially stairs. Just kidding.



As an American, I agree! A lot of truth in humor. Glad some humor exist on this site...

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by reltney
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47956

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Most on here missed another good reason for MAXs stored at VCV. It looks bad to have them out in the public eye. Most wont notice 1, 2 or 3 sitting scattered on a ram for extended times, but when a few are huddled in a spot on an airport collecting dust, it looks bad. I highly doubt this had anythi...

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by reltney
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5467

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

It's Miami. See attached photo. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8744/17346330062_c756574dea_z.jpg Pan Am 727 Taxiing by Eastern Airline Jet, Miami International Airport, 1984 by Steven Martin , on Flickr The rising terrain on the left side make me believe it isn’t Miami, Unless it’s an expressway. T...

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by reltney
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47956

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Most on here missed another good reason for MAXs stored at VCV. It looks bad to have them out in the public eye. Most wont notice 1, 2 or 3 sitting scattered on a ram for extended times, but when a few are huddled in a spot on an airport collecting dust, it looks bad.

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by reltney
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16095

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

tommy1808 wrote:
B737900ER wrote:
Name an aircraft program that hasn’t has a crash.


A350, A380, A340*, 717, 787, C-series,....

Best regards
Thomas

*all hull loses on the ground


Mecure, 747-SP, A-318, L1649, AN-225, Breguet 763/765 are a few off the top of my head not mentioned.

Normal regards
RELTNEY

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by reltney
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8714

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

No. Not in my cockpit. Based on many cockpit conversations I have had, never have I heard another pilot say they are for it. In fact, many say unless Congressmen have a camera pointed at their face anytime they have a conversation, it won’t be allowed. Good way to shut the airline system down is tel...

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