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by tjwgrr
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 33740

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

With the addition of the 8 new routes announced today I was thinking of what more Allegiant could do on Florida's west coast. They have the west coast pretty well covered. That was until I realized Naples still has an airport. Allegiant is using PGD to the north to avoid RSW but what about Naples t...

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atcsundevil wrote:
Arizona State at Michigan State
AAL9463 PHX-LAN A321
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KPHX/KLAN


There was this one too.... fan charter?
SWA8048 PHX-LAN 73G
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8048

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10664

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

This sort of stuff happens all the time... seriously with the slow new days. ...Seriously, talk about a slow news day and the media just trying to :stirthepot: and get some *gasps* from the masses. Off duty pilots on holiday with their families or significant others jump into cockpits to rescue del...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6084

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Except, if the work had been done anywhere else in the US by an other quasi-government agency than the Port Authority, it’d have cost half as much.

GF


I was thinking the same thing. I'd be curious to know what the cost of a similar project at DSM or MCI would be. :scratchchin:

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on Earth is this Falcon doing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: What on Earth is this Falcon doing?

Airborne laser research conducted by Lockheed Martin and Notre Dame University. Why GRR and not SBN, I don't know- other than that Northern Jet Management provides the pilots. There's actually two Falcon 10s in the program (ARCK2) and they fly together at times. https://northernjet.net/articles/nort...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 153
Views: 19515

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KMKE/KGRR
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knope2001 wrote:
Grand Rapids, Omaha and Cincinnati to start -- wonder if this is one aircraft or two?


N96EA as MNU96 flew MKE to GRR for the announcement in GRR:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KMKE/KGRR

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue lands at PSM
Replies: 9
Views: 2884

Re: jetBlue lands at PSM

I just saw a jetBlue flight on final approach to PSM. jetBlue doesn't serve PSM, so I'm woindering what's up. Logan is just minutes away. I got only a brief glimpse so I couldn't ID the aircraft. Training flight perhaps? That looks like training https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU6827/history/2...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5040

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

That just means China takes aviation safety more seriously than the US. Did you read the article? How does banning people with these "social credit offences" affect aviation safety? "Social credit offences range from not paying individual taxes or fines to spreading false information...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21510

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Both those A220 routes are further than DL's planned ATL-SEA

ATL-SEA: 2,182 mi
YYZ-SJC: 2,244 mi
YUL-SEA: 2,284 mi

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 6353

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

QF 11 LAX-JFK has been holding for almost 2 hours.. that is amazing to me. Finally heading to DTW, just south of London (Ontario, Canada). That's going to have a domino effect on all the flights for Qantas back to Australia. I would not be surprised if passengers on this flight from JFK are kept on...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4286

Re: Airliners with air stairs

727, 737, CRJ, ERJ, DC-9, MD-80. Whether the airlines actually took them up in the case of the 737 and ERJ is a different matter. You can add both the L-1011 and IL-86 to the list. ...As I am sure the B742 that is the Air Force One has as well. VC-25A's actually have two. One forward for VIP's and ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with AA reg number
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Help with AA reg number

capicua wrote:
Can anyone find me the tail number for American 1126, BOG-MIA, A319, July 25, 2019?


N9002U

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6731

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

It's a strange story. She'd have to first unbuckle her seatbelt, then lift up a big lever to unlatch the door, then push the door open, hold it open quite wide against the airflow to give herself enough space to fit through and jump out. I don't think that's something that's easy to do by accident....

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7039

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Fairchild METRO … The San Antonio sewer pipe Agreed- my vote too- also called the flying pencil. I flew on Midstate Metros GRR-MDW a couple of times... noisy & cramped- awful. 0004822 This one wasn't far behind: 1-2 seating with the wing box protruding into the aisle- what where they thinking? ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 10184

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Also, does anyone know who uses N737CM (73G) that tends to be based out of PTK. I've noticed it flying low over my house in western Oakland county and see that its flying some interesting places like yesterday it did a PTK-SBA turn; I saw it on takeoff in the morning and then saw it on approach ear...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 10184

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Allegiant is testing premium seats "Allegiant Extra" Now at LAX, then at GRR this fall and winter. Claiming an increase of at least 6 inches of legroom, priority boarding, one free beverage, and reserved overhead bin space: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/want-more-legroom-on-allegia...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 33740

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Allegiant is testing premium seats "Allegiant Extra" Now at LAX, then at GRR this fall and winter. Claiming an increase of at least 6 inches of legroom, priority boarding, one free beverage, and reserved overhead bin space: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/want-more-legroom-on-allegia...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9519

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

KLM should be pleased- they got their wish for people to stop flying.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N287KB
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: N287KB

tjwgrr wrote:
N287KB

KEB AIRCRAFT SALES INC
3820 BLACKHAWK RD
DANVILLE, CA 94506-4617


All public info:
Kenneth E Behring Investment
3820 Blackhawk Rd
Danville, CA 94506

Industry: Investment Holding Companies, except Banks

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3474

Re: Airport Past: EARLY DFW - AA Ops

TW870 wrote:
Love it!

The overdubbed sound is fake but very accurate. Excellent job separating JT3D sounds from JT8D and CF6 sound. Quite accurate to what it would have sounded like. The JT3 was such a screamer. The ramp and terminal would have been so loud back then.


Love those kerosene queens!

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N287KB
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: N287KB

N287KB KEB AIRCRAFT SALES INC 3820 BLACKHAWK RD DANVILLE, CA 94506-4617 In early June it's flown from Windhoek Namibia to the Ponta Delgada Azores to Bangor, ME to Stockton, CA. Then in July it flew from Stockton, CA to Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Russia, to Shanghai. Now returning to Stoc...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18591

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

GRR? It can hardly sustain mainline service to Chicago. UA/ AA/ WN operate 17-18 flights from GRR to Chicago daily. Granted, most are RJs with the exception being WN. GRR currently has a FIS under construction. I don't think TATL flights are really on GRR's radar but rather flights to Mexico, the C...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7952

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

Ertro wrote:
I believe it is not even difficult to find some selection of food items that can keep people alive for 48 hours with zero risk of food poisoning.


A few loaves of bread, a big jar of peanut butter, some Cheetos, and a couple large bags of M&M's. All good.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

A couple of the worst in my opinion:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

If you can still edit, remove the "the" from in front of Concorde before Concorde purists flame you... It's Concorde, not the Concorde :)

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 10184

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I'd love to see Delta/SkyWest bid on MBL and get Manistee tied into the DTW hub. Currently MBL has the flights to MDW: https://flymanistee.com/ Now I realize that is not what you are requesting. First thing Delta would probably want to know are the fliers in the Manistee area filling those flights ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 24
Views: 5306

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR676
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Prin515 wrote:
Nick Swisher has an IG post where it looks like they flew Virgin Atlantic. Could possibly be VS676 JFK-LHR A346 G-VWEB


I'd say that's it. VS676 looks to be a one-off flight.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR676

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 24
Views: 5306

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

P4-XTL is not available for tracking on FlightAware at the "request of the owner/operator." Anyone know which London airport they're planning on? P4-XTL - KBOS to London not showing in Flightrader24 yet. P4-XTL seems to end up in KRSW quite a bit- sat there for 12 days before heading to K...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: ORD Runways

As I understand it, ORD is reconfiguring to eventually only east-west runways - is that correct? If so, I'm wondering how that's going to work in the winter when winds during snow storms seem to be from the north at 15-20 (or more) knots(as I recall, it's been a while). Slick runways with a solid c...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3602

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

spudsmac wrote:
Yes it's normal. Keeps the noise down on both landing and takeoff.


Makes sense. Both examples the OP used were arriving / departing well after midnight.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Creative and cool airline name ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Creative and cool airline name ideas

VC10er wrote:
EVA (have no clue what EVA means)


Evergreen Airways, part of the Evergreen Group

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heli-med rescue went very wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Heli-med rescue went very wrong

Odd this was moved to Non-Av when a helicopter was involved.....

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heli-med rescue went very wrong
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Heli-med rescue went very wrong

Ugh. Makes me dizzy and nauseous watching that. I thought protocol was to have a second line attached to one of the ends of the rescue basket held either by someone on the ground, or in the 'copter to prevent this from happening.

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by tjwgrr
Fri May 31, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 737-100 flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Re: Longest 737-100 flight

People Express operated the 737-100. Planespotters.net shows they had 17 in operation and it appears they all came from LH. They eventually became part of the CO fleet with some wearing the blue tail gold globe scheme:

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by tjwgrr
Thu May 23, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114980

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved.

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366241

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

EduardoL wrote:
antoniemey wrote:
EduardoL wrote:
When will the second aircraft be presented with the new colors?


When the first XE 175 that wasn't already scheduled for painting in the old colors is delivered.


I've already seen United's E175 at the factory with the new paint. By the way, it looks beautiful


Photos please

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 925

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Scarebus34 wrote:
Less than an hour to TPA and an hour to MCO.


LAL is 10 miles closer to Disney than SFB...... a prime spot for ULCC, LCC, and vacation package charter ops.

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 19685

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

The E175 may be a good fit for their operation. Embraer lists the LR range at 2150 nm, full pax with typical mission reserves allowing them to serve any state in the lower 48, Mexico, and some of the Caribbean from MKE. https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Embraer_spe...

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

There is a good discussion of this in the Amazon Fleet thread. Amazon will work with the airport to accommodate Sun n Fun and the Blue Angels. Link to article about Amazon's Lakeland air hub plans: https://www.lkldnow.com/amazon-plans-huge-air-cargo-center-in-lakeland/ Also adding ILS to Rwy 9- (CA...

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

There is a good discussion of this in the Amazon Fleet thread. Amazon will work with the airport to accommodate Sun n Fun and the Blue Angels. Link to article about Amazon's Lakeland air hub plans: https://www.lkldnow.com/amazon-plans-huge-air-cargo-center-in-lakeland/ Also adding ILS to Rwy 9- (CA...

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 88
Views: 8173

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

For those considering a stay, keep in mind runway 13L / 31R is closed through November, the closest runway to the hotel. Not sure how good the viewing will be for the 4s & 22s.

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7543

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Got bored and just started looking through airport destinations from various airports and noticed DTW-LAN. Uh...why does this exist? And there's 5-daily flights as well! The flight is like 75 miles and it's competing directly with Interstate-96. My only guess is politics, Lansing being the capital ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu May 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4064

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Most airports actually shoot guns on the airfield everyday... https://theecologist.org/2014/aug/18/airports-global-bird-slaughter-100000s-gassed-shot-poisoned https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/14/new-york-birds-killed-airport-miracle-on-hudson-sully https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigation...

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by tjwgrr
Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4064

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Shouldn't be too difficult. Retrofit a CIWS on to each of the existing LLWAS detector poles already strategically placed around the perimeter of most larger airports. Problem solved. Seriously? The Phalanx fires 20mm rounds. Can you imagine these raining down on the airport and adjacent neighborhoo...

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3339

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

727LOVER wrote:
3 days car rental = $600.00



$200.00/ day.....really :confused: :?:

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11631

Re: Plane down from Vegas to Monterrey

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N601VH
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Looks to be N601VH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N601VH

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by tjwgrr
Fri May 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTC, PHN and PTK
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: MTC, PHN and PTK

Could we ever see commercial service at one of these airports for those who live Northeast of the city. Both PTK and PHN had service by North Central and then after that by a couple of commuter airlines. MTC would be great for an Allegiant type operation but don't know if they'd ever get access to ...

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