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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 Major League Baseball Flight Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2429

Re: 2021 MLB Thread

And let's not forget the Tiger's full-time ride N682RW:

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 Men’s College Basketball
Replies: 275
Views: 25911

Re: 2020 Men’s College Basketball

SYRAVGEEK wrote:
Funny how all of them are different liveries but the same airline!


Yes- LOL. Add this one to the mix- saw it Saturday on approach to GRR:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...
Replies: 25
Views: 4847

Re: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...

Photo collage- good stuff, great story! The world needs more people like Jason Hamm From the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/03/16/buzz-lightyear-southwest-plane/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazon...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2970

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

Amazon flying passengers? No. Amazon offering travel packages? Hmm..... maybe.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute
Replies: 58
Views: 8692

Re: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL ... /PHNL/KMCO
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crownvic wrote:
Congratulations Hawaiian Airlines. I hope your new service to Orlando twice a week is a success! Inaugural flight is airborne...


Interesting flight path- looks like they intentionally avoided Mexican airspace:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL ... /PHNL/KMCO

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2803 From Atl
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: UAL 2803 From Atl

I think all, or most of, the UA 27xx & 28xx flight numbers are cargo only ops.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14511

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

LAS: Jackpot International Airport

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DeHavilland Comet 4C At O'Hare, Video Documentary
Replies: 15
Views: 2520

Re: DeHavilland Comet 4C At O'Hare, Video Documentary

....Sadly, the City Of Chicago came in and chopped the entire thing up with almost no warning. I was off to college at that point, so I wasn't present. So, I didn't help chop it up, but I did help dismantle it for what should have been shipment to a museum. Like they did to Meigs Field....... :mad:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 228
Views: 19901

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Pax attacking Spirit gate agents in Detroit. First link has video of attack (warning graphic language) and second has the news story. https://m.worldstar.com/web/video.php?v=wshhmFr20q3ZY6x72261 News story. - 2 arrests, gate agents injured. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/01/18/2-spi...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 49
Views: 4248

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

DL shows operating 5x 738 flights/ day GRR-ATL beginning in March. That’s 800 seats (160 x5) / day each direction. But I suppose schedules could still change.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 36681

Re: DTW (Detroit aviation) thread 2021

Widebodies use 21R/3L often. The 350 can make ICN off it, which is quite impressive. There are some spotter videos on YouTube of them doing it. LH 340's have used it as well, FOD isn't an issue. 21R takeoffs: 359 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlT9gu-r54A 333 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a09fw1...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Stage III hushed 727s, 732s, and DC-9s the same or louder then MD-80s?
Replies: 24
Views: 4781

Re: Are Stage III hushed 727s, 732s, and DC-9s the same or louder then MD-80s?

The Bac 1-11 got hush kits, but surely they were a joke, they should've been called noise intensifiers, not hush kits. Besides Concorde, they had to be the loudest civil aircraft I'd ever heard. 727's, DC9's, 732's were all music to the ears. Young spotters have been denied the thrill of jet fuel b...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69501

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

FX’s closest operation to Pfizer’s facility in Kalamazoo is in GRR, and indeed, it does look like there’s a one off A300 flight tomorrow morning from GRR to MEM: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX884/history/20201213/1639Z/KGRR/KMEM Will be very interested to see whether any dedicated vaccine ...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14673

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

EA CO AS wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
If he climbed on an engine, do we know if the engine was running?


The pilots saw him coming and immediately shut down both engines.


Otherwise the result would have been some manburger.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9724

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

Someone had mentioned it before that the A321 XLR with a range of up to 4700 nm could bring some very interesting routes to the table using ANC as a mini hub connecting smaller Asian cities to North American cities and vice versa. If you look even conservatively at 4000 nm from ANC there's lots of p...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69501

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD747

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD757
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I've noticed an Air Atlanta Iceland 744 flight operating HHN - RFD - HHN for the past three Mondays. Is this for UPS, or maybe Amazon?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD747

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD757

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?
Replies: 36
Views: 4175

Re: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?

Up until 1992 STT runway was only 4200 ft. Both EA and PA flew to NYC and MIA via STX with the 727. Even with the 757, EA stopped in STX on the way to MIA! 4200’ is not much! EA used a 757 on that short a runway? I'd love to see that. Looking at an 1985 OAG: PA operated JFK-STT-STX-JFK with an AB3....

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?
Replies: 36
Views: 4175

Re: B6 JFK/BOS-STT - why the SJU stop on return?

Elementalism wrote:
Explains why long ago flying on Continental we flew direct newark to st thomas, but return stopped on St. Croix. This was a 727-200


Up until 1992 STT runway was only 4200 ft. Both EA and PA flew to NYC and MIA via STX with the 727.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 24161

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

NoahV37 wrote:
Why have there been so many UA flight from MKE to FNT recently?


Aircraft are operating ORD-FNT-MKE and MKE-FNT-ORD. MKE is a MX base for Air Willy so they probably are repositioning flights for MX.

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by tjwgrr
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?

I can't recommend planespotters.net to others if the summaries are significantly delayed or not accurate. Don't be content with poor quality of information even if it is maintained by volunteers. It leaves your quality of argument suspect. You are always free to create your own database and website...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 43455

Re: EMBRAER releases first pictures of its NEW TURBOBROP

Hmm Looks like a big Brazilia It does. The wing-body join fairing is a lot beefier though - maybe they're putting more fuel there, or landing gear? I'm really interested to see the nose. Is it 3 or 4 across? Looks wider, so I guess 4. Embraer is saying 80-100 passengers- I'm gonna guess it will be ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

Re: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

According to this job posting from five months ago they are Sands employees. https://jobsearcher.com/j/aircraft-technician-at-las-vegas-sands-corp-in-las-vegas-nv-bA2eon "Work indoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to, CRT, noise, dust, and cigarette s...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223703

Re: American Airlines Considers Adding Freighters

Ziyulu wrote:
Are there any other planes other than 747 that can load from the nose?


AN-225
AN-124
C-5
Carvair
Bristol 170

:wink2:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223703

Re: American Airlines Considers Adding Freighters

Ahh, the memories:



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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air To Operate 777-300ERSFs
Replies: 63
Views: 10776

Re: Kalitta Air To Operate 777-300ERSFs

ryanflyer wrote:
Kalitta is about to unveil a new livery. It’s being painted on a 747 now. The new 777 freighter will likely wear the new one.


And here it is....

Image


Just kidding..... :wink2:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx in Latin America
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

Re: FedEx in Latin America

Hi all. Someone asked be the other day about FedEx’s presence in Latin America and I ended up having the same question. FedEx flies from Memphis to Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica (I’ve seen the flights on flightradar). But something I noticed is that no FedEx planes actually fly to the other countr...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the 707-700 have been a suitable freighter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2330

Re: Could the 707-700 be a suitable freighter?

BlueberryWheats wrote:
While they're at it, they could convert some Constellations to turboprop for regional freight.......


I'm surprised FedEx is buying more factory built ATRs instead of the re-engined Connies.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Feeder Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 4985

Re: Fedex Feeder Timing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNIw1_QpTZ0


Cool video- thanks for sharing. I'd love to see that video redone during +SN, BLSN, and also TS conditions. Those single pilot ops folks really earn their keep, for sure.
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Spacepope wrote:
irish wrote:
Pretty interesting video of cargo ops in Colorado.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNIw1_QpTZ0


Cool video- thanks for sharing. I'd love to see that video redone during +SN, BLSN, and also TS conditions. Those single pilot ops folks really earn their keep, for sure.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Boeing go from 5 screens to 4 screens in new designs?
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Why did Boeing go from 5 screens to 4 screens in new designs?

A220 only has 4 screens as well:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16998

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

ltbewr wrote:
They are a great model but at some point they become physically obsolete, push limits of hours and cycles, burn too much fuel, mx costs increase, newer models are more efficient....


Shhh! Don't tell FX (119 frames) and 5X (75 frames)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12394

Re: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

Growing up in Detroit in the 70's Delta (and Eastern) always had NC (Night Coach!) flights to TPA, MIA, MCO, and FLL. Flights left usually between 10pm and 11pm. That considered a red-eye? You bring back fond memories. As a young buck I flew with family on a trip to Disney World back in 1972 or 197...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 47
Views: 4578

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

This one is really dull and boring:

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by tjwgrr
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline orders that never were.
Replies: 62
Views: 5580

Re: Airline orders that never were.

I thought it would be pretty cool to have a discussion about airlines that placed orders for aircraft that were never delivered and why those aircraft were never delivered. Some that come to mind Ozark Boeing 727 Two ordered and built, but never delivered. Both frames ended up going to Pan Am. 0216...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 12883

Re: Airbus unveiling three hydrogen concept plane today at 2pm CET

”Zero E” Not if you’re burning natural gas or coal to produce the electricity to create hydrogen. Guess we’ll have to build more landscape polluting and bird killing windmills.....

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: H160 Formula 1 Action Promo Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: H160 Formula 1 Action Promo Video

F1 car top speed is around 360 KPH (225 MPH) H160 top speed around 325 KPH (202 MPH)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 90
Views: 18288

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

To LAX and beyond!

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73F N807DH.....What's Up With This A/C
Replies: 27
Views: 8902

Re: DC-8-73F N807DH.....What's Up With This A/C

It's funny, Amerijet swears up & down that they don't have any more B722's, but almost every evening one flies a MIA-SJU cargo run. I guess they hide it in the maintenance hangar until load time? Is it like the beloved, old pickup truck that a farmer keeps around for old times sake? I ran one o...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 51
Views: 14178

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

Ziyulu wrote:
Are there any cargo planes without a side door and nose door?


C-130, C-17, C-141, and on and on..... but that's for a DIFFERENT forum. ;-)

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 381
Views: 33849

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

FedEx definitely will benefit from the LD3 capability, including the ramp to speed loading and reduce needed equipment at out stations. In fact, I would say the P2012 competes with the Cessna Caravan, not the SkyCourier. While the concepts are similar, utilization tends to drive towards turboprops ...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49757

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

A few cities off the top of my head that only have service to one AA hub, and at low frequency: EUG, MFR, RDM, BIL, BPT, GGG, SWO, BIS, ALO, DBQ, MQT, FLO, PGV, HTS, IPT, ART, SWF, ISP, HVN, ORH. I know there are more like those as well. Many aren't too far a drive to a bigger airport... Isn't MQT ...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49757

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

I don't really see the following getting cut from your list: LAN - state capitol and large university; similar story to BTR in that it's at least 75 minutes drive to DTW (helps them that DTW is on the other side of the city). Also helps that they have two destinations (DCA included) - LAN has been ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157027

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

https://twitter.com/NorfolkAirport/stat ... 6705850372


Service between two cities each with large US Navy bases... :thumbsup:
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Ishrion wrote:
Southwest adds San Diego to Norfolk from Jan 5, daily except Saturdays.

https://twitter.com/NorfolkAirport/stat ... 6705850372


Service between two cities each with large US Navy bases... :thumbsup:

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157027

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension - Aug 13

https://twitter.com/NorfolkAirport/stat ... 6705850372


Service between two cities each with large US Navy bases... :thumbsup:
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Ishrion wrote:
Southwest adds San Diego to Norfolk from Jan 5, daily except Saturdays.

https://twitter.com/NorfolkAirport/stat ... 6705850372


Service between two cities each with large US Navy bases... :thumbsup:

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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: 4111

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: 37
Views: 2474

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: 61
Views: 12921

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: 8040

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: 1601

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: 53
Views: 8112

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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