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by tjwgrr
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3410

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
And since then, Boeing has increased the size of its 737Max7, making the A221 even further away.


I learned something I didn't know. The Max7 is about 6-1/2 feet (~2 meters) longer than the 73G.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

https://canadiannorth.com/about/our-fleet/


I ask because while Planespotters shows C-GDPA listed as "active," FR24 hasn't shown it operating since May 19 of this year. Currently on the ground at YZF (Yelowknife.)
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BoeingERJ1000 wrote:
tjwgrr wrote:
Does Canadian North still operate their 737-200 Combi?


They do: https://canadiannorth.com/about/our-fleet/


I ask because while Planespotters shows C-GDPA listed as "active," FR24 hasn't shown it operating since May 19 of this year. Currently on the ground at YZF (Yelowknife.)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 107
Views: 12419

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

SkyVoice wrote:
Does GRR have an FIS on-site, or has one been planned?


Soon- it's under construction.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Re: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?

Actually the carrier I worked for has it in their manual that thrust reverser usage is prohibited if you have working thrust reversers and the runway is over 7000ft long. So basically can’t use them even if I have them. The only time I’m allowed to use them is if I’m about to go off the end of the ...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Classic aircraft routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Classic aircraft routes?

Does Canadian North still operate their 737-200 Combi?

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by tjwgrr
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2078

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

I really enjoyed my upfront cabin flight on a UA (GoJet) CRJ-550. Comfortable, quiet, and quick. 50 pax on an a/c designed for 70.

CRJ-200s flat out suck.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 49
Views: 7519

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

Why the 777-200LR and not the -200ER? The LR has very limited feedstock. I'm fairly sure that the only LRs available are the ten ex-DL ones, with the ex-AI/EY ones being scrapped a while back. Loads of -200ER is feedstock available. Looks like only 60 total 777-200LRs delivered. What's the status o...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9622

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

orlandocfi wrote:
F27500 wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
In fact all 3 Orlando airports with regular commercial services were former air base



Three?


MLB is now marketed as Melbourne-Orlando Intl Airport. Feels like a bit of a stretch.



Like Chicago-Rockford International Airport..... 85 miles on I-90 to downtown Chicago. What a joke.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: UA4543 PVD-EWR — why is it canceled so often?

Yes. Runway 4R/22L closed until the end of September. Adverse weather can further reduce the arrival rate, so UA proactively cancels flights to salvage as much of the operation as it can. The short hauls are first to go. If they can't shoot the visual to 29, all arrivals must share 4L/22R with depa...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Magnicharters (Mexico) still fly?
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Does Magnicharters (Mexico) still fly?

Planespotters shows they have nine active 733s

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1587

Re: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?

I started flying decent amounts in 2006 and got interested in aviation within a couple of years from that. For me those years from the mid-2000s onward until the early 2010s were the golden years. Golden years for me were the early-mid 1970s to early 1980s. Lots of variety.... 707, 747, 727, DC-8, ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis
Replies: 22
Views: 5974

Re: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis

Interesting choice of diversion airport, though looking at the flight track, it's hard to suggest a better one based on the point where they appear to have decided. I guess MEM has a bigger port of entry than STL, etc. owing to the FedEx hub. Though I suppose the customs function of processing pass...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 660
Views: 83772

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Zero need for additional airline infrastructure at PTK. Its best suited for non-121 service. If niche or boutique service like Lakeshore Express, there are some niche quasi-leisure high-end markets to exploit. Then again, when you start getting into that market, thats more the territory for the Net...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747-400 landing gear retraction noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Boeing 747-400 landing gear retraction noise?

I've felt what I assumed was slightly unbalanced wheel spin on a number of occasions after rotation.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 6984

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

kiowa wrote:
Where was the camera person? Not a fan of Dubai but pretty cool marketing.


Filmed from a drone.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK
Replies: 60
Views: 9755

Re: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR ... /TFFR/KMIA
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Chasensfo wrote:
.....I wonder if routes to MIA will re-start in the future, it was cool when Air France 737-300s and Iberia DC-9-34s had the Caribbean networks out of there.


They already have:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR ... /TFFR/KMIA

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future International Airlines for ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Future International Airlines for ORD

NZ return to ORD?

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9607

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh

Many express freighters wait most of the day for their evening and early morning duties. It would make sense to have a combi version available to be used as a regional commuter during the daytime. UPS tried that with a handful of their 727-100QCs on weekends from 1997-2001. Ended up not going too w...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 130
Views: 26415

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

LH748 wrote:
It's sad to see the 763 leave but I think that the 339 is the best fit.


More 763s for Amazon.......

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?
Replies: 27
Views: 3844

Re: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?

Frontier just announced service to SWF

MCO - 4x per week starts Oct-25
TPA - 3x per week starts Nov-2
MIA - 3x per week starts Nov-2

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 47
Views: 6513

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

The problem is that north of, say, Saint Louis, the demand to the Panhandle drops off a cliff. I grew up in Chicago and knew literally no one who vacationed in the Panhandle. Redneck Riviera.... I have some co-workers that drive with their families from Michigan to Gulf Shores every April. I guess ...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising aircraft served
Replies: 26
Views: 2161

Re: Surprising aircraft served

Northwest CV-580




Republic 752

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16432

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

So Airbus is now installing the same irritating idle stop feature found on most new automobiles?

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

tjwgrr wrote:
QF 6079 made a turn more to the east after reaching the coast of Peru. Looks like the track will now keep it south of Venezuela.


Now headed more northeasterly again, looking like it will cross Venezuela.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas to St Lucia ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Qantas to St Lucia ?

Isn't Venezuela restricted airspace? Restricted for whom? Overflight permits can be difficult to impossible to obtain from the Venezuelan government and have been rescinded prior entry due to “money”. QF 6079 made a turn more to the east after reaching the coast of Peru. Looks like the track will n...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13838

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

TVNWZ wrote:
I’ve been flying extensively for 40 years. I’ve seen one of their planes exactly one time. At a long distance across the field.


LAX, & ANC get lots of them. Watching one at LAX on the webcam right now.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13838

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

That scheme has been around for quite some time:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global takes last LH Cargo MD-11's.
Replies: 9
Views: 3462

Re: Western Global takes last LH Cargo MD-11's.

Going to be interesting to see where they'll house those aircraft after conversion to WGA colors...their small ramp area in Shreveport is already packed to maximum. Probably RSW- their HQ is in Estero, FL. Plenty of ramp space available where the old terminal used to be. Over the years I've seen mu...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 107
Views: 12419

Allegiant in GRR

I was having a conversation with someone over the weekend about Allegiant in GRR. I looked at all the cities they now serve from GRR, and it's quite impressive, albeit some are seasonal, and many are only 2x per week: AUS BOS VPS FLL (seasonal) LAS LAX BNA EWR SFB AZA PDX (seasonal) PGD RAP (2 weeks...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7175

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Wow I wonder how close to V1 that was, seriously impressive breaking performance as well. For those curious... reject speed 130, V1 148 (VR 148 as well). Fuse plugs melted, all four main gear tires need replacement. Several outlet guide vanes and at least one of the chevron-shaped acoustic panels s...

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 25, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 660
Views: 83772

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

WA707atMSP wrote:
JAT served DTW on a scheduled basis in the late 1980s, and LOT flew charters into DTW pretty regularly.


JAT DC-10-30 at the Berry Terminal in DTW



Sabena also served DTW in the 80's with both the DC-10-30 and 747-100 and -300. Not sure when that ended.

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by tjwgrr
Sun May 23, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 42010

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

With money, anything is possible. Right, but in this case we have one engine bagged and the other partially disassembled, no flights in four years, one engine said to be timed out. Money can fix that for sure, the real question is why hasn't it already? Because he hasn't got enough donations from h...

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 19, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 660
Views: 83772

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

....Lets go to the whole story of the London-Detroit rights. This was originally held by Pan Am and operated by a 747 in the 70's and early 80s and went to the A310 as soon as they were available so it was obviously not doing super well. When they sold their TATL network to DL, they took over the r...

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 10, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP
Replies: 32
Views: 7417

Boutique Air PC-12 loses door during takeoff roll from MSP

A Boutique Air PC-12 lost the larger cabin cargo door during its takeoff roll from MSP on a flight to IWD (Ironwood, MI) on Wednesday 5-May. A carry-on was "sucked out" but later returned to the passenger. 4B flt 834. https://kbjr6.com/2021/05/06/wakefield-man-recounts-moment-door-flew-off...

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by tjwgrr
Sat May 08, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak
Replies: 14
Views: 6484

Re: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak

Concorde would have been amazing to see on the checkerboard approach! :thumbsup:

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 05, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flight 4870
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: AA Flight 4870

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KIND/KLGA
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cedarjet wrote:
Anyone got a screenshot of the track?


https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KIND/KLGA

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by tjwgrr
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 660
Views: 83772

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

WA707atMSP wrote:
To try to get this thread back on track, here's a look back to 1977....


Luv posts like this- thanks! Brings back fond memories spotting from the observation decks at DTW above E and C.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 28529

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

I'm surprised DL isn't looking at picking some of LATAM's A359s and then convert some of their A359 orders to the A321NEO.

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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: 5730

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: 27591

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: 5155

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: 3354

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: 9023

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: 2397

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: 138
Views: 15216

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: 2767

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: 509
Views: 66781

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: 107
Views: 12419

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: 660
Views: 83772

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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