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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

UA748i wrote:
Sounds like a great alternative to the ACJ and BBJ models.

Any chance for a range bump?


Of course there's many variables, but looking at 73G vs BBJ ranges, I could see the A220 CJ with a range bump to 5000-5500 miles depending on configuration.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 25
Views: 1541

Re: Dated flight terms?

A US ATC thing to match what other countries use- "taxi into position and hold" replaced by "line up and wait."
Also "Lifeguard" call signs replaced with "Medevac."

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by tjwgrr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10555

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

TPA operation was downsized dramatically after the merger with Republic. Prior to that NW really competed with DL & EA for traffic from the midwest to TPA and also flew TPA-LAX-NRT IIRC at one point. DCA was short-lived after EA went under and NW acquired a number of DCA slots. BOS lasted longe...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6115

Re: TWA Constelltions to Europe

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/tw.htm
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You might find what you're looking for here. I see a few complete TWA timetables from the time frame you mention:

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/tw.htm

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stowable front door airstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Stowable front door airstairs

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1428427
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Link to a thread regarding airstairs from a while back:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1428427

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 49
Views: 5448

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

gdavis003 wrote:
Tigers: flew back to DTW from CVG on a chartered MD81 (N682RW, unavailable on flightaware)


Not a charter- it’s their MD-81

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25328

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

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4124

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

Great stuff. Video is really cool. The CO 747 was somewhat of a surprise. Did some poking around and I found they operated MIA-LGW with the 747.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting very last minute WN adds. Effective July 26 but only showing through August 10, so only for about 2 weeks at this point: STL-GRR 11:45 am - 2:15 pm GRR-STL 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm PHX-GRR 11:10 am - 5:45 pm GRR-PHX 6:20 pm - 7:10 pm During the same time frame MDW is 2x daily, DEN 3x daily, BWI...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

With the closure of the DTW 717 base, if DL mainline returns to DTW-TVC next summer it will be with the A220 or A319/A320. UA also resumed GRR-DEN service 1x daily on an E-175 and is set to resume IAD (on an E145) next month even after trimming their August schedule. The 717 base at DTW is staying ...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

WN will be reducing GRR-MDW nonstop service from 3 daily nonstops to only 1 daily nonstop starting on November 2nd, and WN will also be increasing GRR-DEN nonstop service to 2 daily nonstops starting on November 2nd. I had mentioned WN re-adding GRR-STL nonstop service as a possibility in the St. L...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21743

Re: EWR New Terminal One

Very poorly written article. But question: is this new T1 intended to have FIS, or at least the physical capability to add such? I'm about 95% sure it won't have FIS..... No FIS initially, but may be included in a future expansion. "The full concept for the terminal expansion remains under dev...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai
Replies: 22
Views: 7809

Re: Video - FX MD-11 landing incident at Mumbai

Notice the compressor stall on #1?

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 3000

Re: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?

scbriml wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
I don’t think there were any civil L1011 freighters


A number of TriStars were converted to freighters.



I remember these:

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlink ATR-42?
Replies: 22
Views: 3276

Re: Northwest Airlink ATR-42?

According to Planespotters.net, N423MQ was delivered to Simmons in December 1986: Simmons shows as a Northwest Airlink operator in this September 1987 schedule with flights numbered 2700-2899: http://www.departedflights.com/NW090987p3.html Not sure how long Simmons operated as a Northwest Airlink pa...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8399

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

GRR-MDW (Chicago Express / Midway Connection / Midstates)
GRR-DAY (Piedmont)
GRR-PIT (US)
LAN-TVC (Great Lakes Commuter- not Great Lakes Airlines)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 5372

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

SRQLOT wrote:
Why is there (what looks like)a Dornier 328 flying the pattern in SRQ? First time seeing that aircraft. It’s incredibly quiet and very pretty, wish more were flying.


16-3025 operating out of PIE today as HOUND 95:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9132

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

uta999 wrote:
Simply bolt another 'tail' on the other side and its good to go.


The Gulfstream 225

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx feeder C208B flips over at KRHI - pilot injured
Replies: 0
Views: 970

FedEx feeder C208B flips over at KRHI - pilot injured

A FedEx feeder C208B operated by CSA Air flipped over apparently while landing at KRHI this morning. IRO8312 was operating KMKE-KRHI. Tail number N706FX according to flightrader24. The pilot suffered a head injury and was transported to a hospital. https://www.wjfw.com/storydetails/20200305090652/up...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 258
Views: 36639

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

So what exactly is a base? Are the orange dot cities bases...or just where they have vacation packages? https://www.allegiantair.com/route-map Yeah, it’s basically vacation packages. SAN and JAX for example are orange but aren’t bases. A base means an aircraft is parked at the airport overnight and...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 867
Views: 83044

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

John Tune, BNA’s sister GA airport, was completely destroyed. Fuel fire erupted shortly after the tornado. Looks really bad- lots of destroyed / damaged aircraft and buildings: https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/03/1862/1048/nadoairport_1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 h...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico 787 in HNL
Replies: 12
Views: 5788

Re: AeroMexico 787 in HNL

AM has one of their 787's (N966AM) sitting in Honolulu after arriving from Narita yesterday. The flight history shows this aircraft operating AM90 from MEX to ICN where it sat for 3 days before operating AM9870 to NRT and then continuing to HNL. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N966AM/history/20...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Unusual Landing at ORD
Replies: 14
Views: 5576

Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

It’s part of the O’Hare “Fly Quiet” Initiative. When possible due to winds the airport will rotate arrival and departure runways so the noise is shared evenly between the towns surrounding the airport. Here is the rotation schedule. https://www.oharenoise.org/sitemedia/documents/noise_mitigation/Fl...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050

Pardon my ignorance, but what is carbon neutral? Also, when I fly UA, I'm offered to by in to their carbon offset scheme. How does me spending extra money on a flight offset carbon emissions? Not trying to make a stand or anything, just legitimately curious. Buying carbon offsets.... who gets the m...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4491

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

They used to do a lot of charters with the Concorde. It is likely it did a charter flight to every medium and large airport in the US. . . . and CVG. In fact, I remember that the Concorde was to fly over the house of a friend of mine while it (the plane, not the house!) was on final into CVG. He wa...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange probes on the A350
Replies: 20
Views: 2794

Re: Strange probes on the A350

Maddog, thank you so much for your response. TechOps at ATL? That sounds like it must’ve been “fun!” Just found a 77 RAT hangar test on YT. No doubt the volume isn’t sufficiently captured but it sounds as unpleasant as you described: https://shorturl.at/xzGH3 Can anyone speak to my aforementioned q...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11231

Re: UA is acquiring a flight school

Just announced Wednesday, Western Michigan University is teaming up with United to fast-track pilot careers: WMU's College of Aviation is located W K Kellogg Airport (Battle Creek, MI- BTL) https://wwmt.com/news/local/wmu-teams-up-with-united-to-fast-track-pilot-careers Delta has had a similar arran...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Not trying to argue the precedent, but it just doesn't seem likely that any of the major airlines are going to be running international service to GRR and the LCCs are seasonal, at best. Just doesn't seem like a good use of money to the somewhat-informed bystander, but I'm sure GRR has some sort of...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30285

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Three pages of serious discussion, but nothing about what happened to engine and tire. FOD on runway, Bad MX. can drone be ruled out? "The airline already reported the aircraft experienced an engine issue shortly after takeoff, a tyre reportedly ruptured on takeoff...." It sure looks like...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National's first A330 N819CA delivered
Replies: 13
Views: 5837

Re: National's first A330 N819CA delivered

Miami wrote:
Pretty sure it hasn’t left Opa-locka (Miami).


Flightradar24 shows it's still in OPF. Last flight was AMA-OPF back on December 23.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

BNAMealer wrote:

IMHO, UA should ditch the 73Gs and go all in on the used A319/new A223 for their small narrowbody needs.


Is UA still getting 20 additional used 73G's? planespotters shows 20, but airfleets shows only 2. These look like they will be currently leased Southwest (ex AirTran) aircraft.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anchorage & the A321XLR
Replies: 29
Views: 3744

Re: Anchorage & the A321XLR

luckyone wrote:
How much different is the international O&D from the days when aircraft had to stop there due to range and overflight rights?


I was thinking the same thing.... what was old is new again.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility

Comparing Kalitta to Amazon Air is the ultimate apples to oranges comparison. Amazon air is a consumer driven business while Kalitta is flying cargo mostly for businesses and some for DHL. Air Freight is tough right now, the package delivery side of it is pretty strong depending on where you look. ...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at maintenance facility

Kalitta Air lays off 150 workers at Oscoda maintenance facility: https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/01/kalitta-air-lays-off-150-workers-at-oscoda-maintenance-facility.html "Most of the workers were contractors, said Kalitta Vice President Pete Sanderlin. The cuts are in response t...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX bound plane dumps fuel over elementary school
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: LAX bound plane dumps fuel over elementary school

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL89.

Appears to be only at about 2400' over Cudahy according to flightradar24....
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Looks to be DAL89 LAX to PVG, a 772. A quick return to LAX.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL89.

Appears to be only at about 2400' over Cudahy according to flightradar24....

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL at EWR - new Terminal One
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: UAL at EWR - new Terminal One

UA will be the largest tenant in T1, with a mixed mainline/regional, primarily domestic operation. Longhaul will stay at C as there are no plans for a 2nd Polaris Lounge at T1. There will, however, be a large United Club. Heard somewhere UA will have at least one wide-body gate at T1 used by UA dom...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/grand-rapids/allegiant-offers-new-nonstop-flights-from-grand-rapids Allegiant announced BOS, AUS, & LAX as seasonal routes from GRR. The only G4 flights I see suspended when BOS, AUS, and LAX begin are FLL and MSY. Everything else appears to stay inta...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Project Elevate, while certainly great for the expansion of the A concourse (and potentially DL's operations), has some aspects that I'm frankly concerned about. 1)Building the expansion (I believe that the concourse is not only being lengthened , but widened as well, with the great potential for g...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15880

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

CobaltScar wrote:
newsflash: the crew want these things dimmed on most flights too.


Darken the cabin- up the temperature- more pax go to sleep = less work for the FA's.

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by tjwgrr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4482

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

I'm a bit surprised there's GRB-ATL flights when MKE is so close, let alone ORD. Believe it or not, most commercial airports in WI with DL service have flights to ATL, despite the proximity of MSP and DTW. I think in a way the ATL service is oddly *because* of the proximity to MSP and DTW. North Ce...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4482

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

I'm a bit surprised there's GRB-ATL flights when MKE is so close, let alone ORD. Milwaukee is about 120 miles from Green Bay, Chicago is around 200 miles from Green Bay. Neither exactly next door. GRB also captures passengers from areas even further north. I have business associates from the south ...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

AA in GRR is an absolute mess on the ramp at night. I believe they are up to 8 RON's with three gates. Envoy is consistently understaffed and flights go out late on a regular basis and sometimes wait a half hour to get parked. If AA is going to grow GRR they need to seriously look at how their oper...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13268

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

...DL has been and remains the largest carrier at GRR. However, they continue to ceed market share. I feel that, of the legacies, they have the most growth potential. Will we finally see BOS, JFK, SLC, or LAX service in 2020? It'd be nice. However, they haven't exactly impressed me with their growt...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6011

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

Opossums are wild animals. Wild animals shouldn't be pets. Wild animals don't belong on commercial aircraft.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 167
Views: 18494

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

https://www.grr.org/PDFs/NRs/nrProjectElevate.pdf The expansion has been announced. Seems like an aggressive timeline. The construction never stops at GRR... A new video showcasing the upcoming terminal A project at GRR. Looks great- impressive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yb0h3H3Ljc&featu...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s
Replies: 51
Views: 11215

Re: Mesa extends UA contract; add 20 more E175s

A CR7 with 10k lower gross weight, which (as I understand) effectively negates operations out of DEN. I watched a 550 take off from GRR yesterday- granted it was a little blustery, but it rotated in about 3500 feet and they climbed to their initial clearance altitude of 4000 feet in what seemed sec...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85123

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

Runway28L wrote:
IMO this was inevitable. That aircraft is gonna look great in the new livery. :)


Yes, indeed.

Image

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4457

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

K9V9 METAR around the time of the crash:

SA 30/11/2019 18:35->METAR K9V9 301835Z AUTO 02006KT 1/2SM SN OVC005 01/01 A2930 RMK AO2 T00080008=

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