Search found 633 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 13
by reltney
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 3851

Re: British Airways emergency landing

It is not the first time a BA flight needed to turn round on the first revenue service after finishing its heavy maintenance at Cardiff... I Not the first time any aircraft belonging to any airline has needed to turn around on the first revenue service after finishing its heavy maintenance anywhere...

Jump to post
by reltney
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8100

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

I’m sure folks in revenue management would balk and argue about the instability and unpredictability this would create in projecting and protecting revenue... the industry still operates based on dated paradigms. Easy, airlines would go out of business. I could book 140 seats and never show up and ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8100

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

SW isn’t a low fare carrier but they have brilliant marketing and you think they are a low fare carrier. Laughable. SW is government owned and mostly flies intra-Africa. But as for WN, I don’t understand your point. Did average fares on CHI-CVG go down by magic when WN entered? Why are fares on MKE...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 77
Views: 8100

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

Change fees were rolled out in the days of paper tickets. Airlines we’re struggling with costs in a newly deregulated environment and with new or expanding airlines like WN who had simpler business models and much lower costs. The change fees were to (at least partially) offset the frontline and ba...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 13871

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

We may see some more Chapter 11s, but all the majors will survive. The US is simply too big to let the only viable mode of cross country transport fail. They'll dump debt and get more government money. I'm not sure that all the majors will survive. It will depend on how long and how drastic the mea...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Addendum. The 321 is a great plane So don’t get me wrong, but look at the mods needed just to make it close to equal to a 757. The 321 is the only New game In town and Boeing is lacking in .....lots these days..

This will be fun to watch....

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

As either Airbus and Boeing get too specialized on aircrafts and routes, this will eat out sales of their bigger more expensive aircrafts.... However, I really feel Boeing needs to come up with an aircraft that matches the A321XLR.... Well, uh....it’s called a bone stock 757. I Have flown the 757 a...

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 28
Views: 10711

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SD was damaged at Lake Charles

Moderators, if you are going to re-title the thread, please identify the aircraft correctly! That’s weird...first why would they want to re-title the thread and why would they make such an error.... the “D” and “P” key are not close together. FYI, I saw the SP at LAS after the storm. I thought they...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 7667

Re: TWA 747 Operations

Going to Parks College in the mid 80s was great. Sitting in the graveyard off the east side you could look down on Lambert field and see all. There would be roughly 3 747s at the gates in the eves when we did our best airplane watching and partying. One 747SP was there In the summers and few of our ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

blah, blah.... TU-114 {greatest wingspan and area, and heaviest} blah, blah.... Il-62 {not the longest, not the widest, but...} WRONG. WRONG.......the DC-8 61-63 was 187ft. It was bigger than all but the 747. You are having an argument with yourself. :lol: I suggest you go back and read the posts f...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9653

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

For the reference, in 1967 an Il-62 would be configured for 186 passengers in Aeroflot service. The Soviet lore was that it remained world's largest passenger type, until 747. (I never cross-checked; and it looks like it was indeed superseded by stretched DC-8, before 747 came along). FWIW. I guess...

Jump to post
by reltney
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8936

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled

Hardly ground breaking, but it does sound better than “dusted off 1940 design”. The more I read about the Douglas B-42/B-43, it was very successful but not quite what the military wanted plus the engine reliability issues of the day.

Cheers

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8936

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled

https://youtu.be/Qh7IpphDF3c

XB-42/43
-->

Here is how old this plane design is... this is from the 40s’

https://youtu.be/Qh7IpphDF3c

XB-42/43

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 8936

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36016/the-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-officially-breaks-cover I like this concept, but mating a new airframe with a new engine is very high risk to me. This is also the worst possible time to launch a capital intensive project like this. Hardly new. I...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Flying Tiger Line ever order the L-1011?
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Did Flying Tiger Line ever order the L-1011?

Manufactures of the era prior to the internet and great custom programs, built models for the airlines to show what the plane would look like in their colors. Eye candy. They are highly sought after for collectors. I have a few. Flying tigers and TWA L-500 (C-5), Delta propfan MD 95, Delta C&S ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Flying Tiger Line ever order the L-1011?
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Did Flying Tiger Line ever order the L-1011?

Manufactures of the era prior to the internet and great custom programs, built models for the airlines to show what the plane would look like in their colors. Eye candy. They are highly sought after for collectors. I have a few. Flying tigers and TWA L-500 (C-5), Delta propfan MD 95, Delta C&S v...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if Lockheed used the CF6 or jt9d engines on their l-1011s?
Replies: 25
Views: 3579

Re: What if Lockheed used the CF6 or jt9d engines on their l-1011s?

Problem was the L-1011 was limited in terms of growth. IIRC the engines were further apart than the DC-10 and if they upped the engine power the rudder could not compensate for the increased asymmetric thrust. Also they could not add a centre gear like Douglas and were limited by the pavement loadi...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 43
Views: 9210

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

Interesting, I was not aware that the four (4) IIAF 747-2J9F aircraft (5-8113, -8114, -8115 and -8116) were delivered without the optional side cargo door (SCD) L/N 343, C/N 21514, 747-2J9F, 5-8116, KBFI, clearly visible is the missing SCD. https://live.staticflickr.com/4166/33648683364_556e435b76_...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 43
Views: 9210

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

Does anyone know how many 747-200F/400F/8Fs were built without a side cargo door. I know that all 747-100F/300Fs have a SCD. But how many 747-200F/400F/8Fs were built without a SCD and where only restricted to nose loading? Examples: 747-132SF with side cargo door but no nose door 2804574 747-273C ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 96
Views: 14949

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

the fact that it took up till 2019 (with the 321XLR launch) for airlines to find a replacement. Interesting that airlines managed to retire 65% of the world’s passenger 757 fleet before they found a replacement. Interesting. I was in a meeting last year In flight ops when our director of operations...

Jump to post
by reltney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8932

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL ! As a pilot for 45 years and airlines for 30 I have never heard of a tech stop. We have fuel stops and maintenance stops. Sometimes logistical stops, ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25510

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

That’s not how it works. There’s a standard intercept plan, regardless of squawk code, one plane closes to a distance and position that allows positive identification; the other stays in trail. You can’t see much from the back of a plane. It would have been done exactly this way on 9/11 and they kn...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25510

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

First, it’s TCAS, not TICAS and F-15s are not equipped with TCAS, but they do have Mode 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4 and 5 transponders. Mode 3A and 5 is what civilians use. Intercept procedures call for the interceptor(s) turn off Mode 3 to prevent the civilian plane from having an RA make the intercept hazardo...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Well, it was in AWST less than a year ago. The 757ish plane was a slightly redesigned wing, mainly the fuselage/wing joint for better efficiency for production and flight. Many forget why the 757 production gave in to the 737 stretch/stretched and stretched again plus another stretch, was the cost ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

People seem to overlook one interesting fact: There is already a re-engined 764, it's called the A339. And just like the original A330 blew the 767 out of the water for passenger sales, so would the present offering with a 764 Max. As for re-engining the present fleet of 764s, get a grip. The insta...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The RB211 came from the L1011 program. Someone falsely claimed there would not be an engine class to reengine the 757plus. A developed RB211 is one of the Engines they are considering. It was derated and heavily modified to Fit the 757 so it can be upped. Many choices are out there. Airframes out th...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 7042

Re: Piper PA-32 Fatal Crash in Utah Neighborhood, 25 July 2020

On these small planes isn't not enough power (for whatever reason) to successfully take off the primary cause of fatalities? I suspect 2nd most common is running out of fuel. They would never be certified if it did not have enough power to take off. When planes are certified they have an operationa...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6756

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

First draft of history, as experienced on a.net (note author of OP) https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44511 No serious person thinks Continental was responsible. A320s and 777s roll over FOD (Foreign Object Damage — but the acronym is also used to describe the actual object) all the t...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6756

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

20 years on and people still cling to the same ridiculous arguments about this accident to try and absolve Continental of blame... Well, they are correct. Clearly the metal on the runway caused the tire to blow. It’s a CHAIN of EVENTS as they say which cause the crash. Remove one “chain link” and t...

Jump to post
by reltney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16542

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

Read what SW said. No furloughs 1 oct. they did say they did not guarantee they wouldn’t furlough 1 Jan...... their words.... Cheers Their words were actually no furloughs October 1 and no intentions to seek furloughs, pay or benefits cuts through at least the end of the year but they can’t guarant...

Jump to post
by reltney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16542

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

Read what SW said. No furloughs 1 oct. they did say they did not guarantee they wouldn’t furlough 1 Jan...... their words....

Cheers

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25510

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

I guess we will be forced to believe one side of the story or the other untill some official investigation will be launched. I'm just wondering about that altitude change JanEejit mentioned earlier. 600ft isn't much in a space of 5min, even asuming they climbed 600ft within 2.5min (that gives less ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8827

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

N62NA wrote:
And just for the record, 707*, 720, 747, Convair 880/990 and DC-8 never did either.

* Passenger.


I have been into LGA in an Delta 880 and DC-8-55 many times.

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16542

Re: Southwest Furloughs

It’s a two way streak. The younger pilots (Hired after bankruptcy) at Delta were against helping the older pilots who lost their retirement/pensions in achieving some type of defined benefit in this current contract negotiations. The younger pilots openly stated it was the older pilots fault and the...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16542

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Unions generally collapsed in the US and for a variety of reasons. One of them was seniority and high pay. Those at the top 'got theirs', and those at the bottom can go to hell. I grew up in a blue collar union family, and dad was a lower level union boss. In those days unions looked after the lowe...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16542

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Wow... what an insensitive and incorrect comment. Taking a pay cut might not make that big of a difference. They're only going to need so many employees regardless of the payroll cost. They won't keep very many more, if any more, employees because they take a pay cut. Taking a pay cut will only hel...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Found a DC-10 Bumper Sticker
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: Found a DC-10 Bumper Sticker

navynuke wrote:
Yes, that’s the sticker. Thanks everyone!



Funny you could not post it yourself. This site is not user friendly for posting pictures if you don’t do it daily. Big issue..

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9834

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

If they were both Envoy planes, the thread title is incorrect.... write that off to poor journalism or armchair aviators...
Yup, I am that critical and so should you. The pilots paycheck says Envoy, not American....

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8328

Re: Pan Am questions

Carriers did weird things before ULH range was readily obtained with 747-400s. Pan Am AKL-PPG-HNL-LAX on a 707, anyone? Well if a 707 didn’t have the range to fly AKL-HNL then it makes sense, NAN/PPT were used by different airlines to, I see PA did NAN-SYD. So many variations to routes. I flew AKLH...

Jump to post
by reltney
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5696

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Looking to get a comprehensive picture of when the current US3 launched their TATL operations and with what equipment, back in the 1980s (1990 I think for UA). I know Departed Flights is a resource, but there are gaps across the years in terms of schedules and clicking through can be cumbersome. As...

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4302

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

The "barcode" livery was a revolution back then. Pure Avantgarde. Exactly what the Concorde was. Almost all other airlines had cheat lines and the old style liveries. There was no euro white before. Add the new futuristic look of the brand new CDG airport at Paris ("James Bond Termin...

Jump to post
by reltney
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4302

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

Been wondering, did the air France Concorde ever fly In the original livery or was it flying in the updated livery by the time it entered service? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/86NuEHr7l-pmL02KmIuRKYtrmm6WjqJOmRdl46Prbgy30JUpoM8Tb2_Ri_Mx1i6of20uC3EiXoVSCH5ZbinXdIdrUVPIO23OfgAOq0llrfwBMgUV...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 7219

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

Fantastic analysis on many. I am a high time 767 guy and 4kts on an analogue airspeed it’s is a blink of an eye...the data recorder sees a speed Digitally but the indicated might be different due to gusts or what ever. 4 kits. I challenge the most nerdy armchair pilot in the sim to make that decisio...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14712

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Right, ever hear of Captain Happy’s outburst at ATL? It’s was all over APC. The controller was at complete fault with The captain Happy incident. It was one of 14 Similar exchanges that year. They all led to one controller. He was given leave and came back... his behavior did not change much so he ...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 779
Views: 142957

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

i hope the 757plus is an actual 757plus, not just the NMA with the name 757. What I mean by real 757 is the performance capabilities, etc. Let's see what happens I would hope it had better performance then the 757, a slightly wider 3-3 fuselage and similar lengths and weights to the 757 with a wing...

Jump to post
by reltney
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 in El Paso
Replies: 41
Views: 10179

Re: Delta A350 in El Paso

Yes it is for the troops. One was in Houston this week heading to Central America. The fleet is busy.

Jump to post
by reltney
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3656

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do. Spot on. No left aileron into the x-wind. The inexperienced pilot did put right aileron in to “help” get back on the runway......wrong. For the non pilots here, this is a pure pilot runway excursion. Not using prope...

Jump to post
by reltney
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3656

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do. Spot on. No left aileron into the x-wind. The inexperienced pilot did put right aileron in to “help” get back on the runway......wrong. For the non pilots here, this is a pure pilot runway excursion. Not using prope...

Jump to post
by reltney
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8167

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

American- 757, 767, E190, CRJ200, A330-300s, A330-200s (A332s long term storage till 2022, likelihood coming back unknown.) There is a rumor that they could accelerate 777 retirements, though I'm not sure. But more 787 orders can maybe see them be retired. United- 757, 767, most likely domestic 777...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 13