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by freakyrat
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Well Folks UA is dropping it's SBN-EWR flight as it is from other cities. They are trying to move all regional connecting flying to IAD no word yet on a replacement flight to IAD. Numerous passengers on this flight were using it for connections to BOS. The flight was also popular with Notre Dame stu...

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by freakyrat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Any word on new route announcements. When will Allegiant start International service. I know they are doing some International charters out of IND. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk We have a Customs facility specially for them at SBN all set up and waiting for the first SBN-CUN flights. SBN and...

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by freakyrat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Before I understood AC utilazation better, I didn't understand why they didn't deploy their A320's and former 757s on red eyes from LAS to the East coast. Now I understand they would have to overnight crews on those routes with low fares, its better to just park the planes. They are now doing LAS r...

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by freakyrat
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6519

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

I know Airtran was on the verge of serving SBN-ATL and SBN-MCO just as the merger finished that off.. And if AirTran were around today, neither of those routes would exist :). Well G4 is operating SBN-SFB plus other Florida routes and DL and the airport are going round an round on the use of bigger...

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by freakyrat
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14445

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

The A220 will free up other aircraft and will finally allow Delta to move a CRJ900 into a SBN-LGA or JFK route for which they have a five year open RFP with the SBN DGS group for.

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by freakyrat
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Well with the upcoming Notre Dame Pittsburgh Football game this weekend and the demand for airline seats Delta did a late cancellation of the Atlanta to South Bend 9:45 AM Endeavor Air CRJ900 flight and without missing a beat quickly replaced it with a nonscheduled mainline B717-200 Delta 9856. Flig...

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

freakyrat wrote:
UA is temporarily suspending SBN-EWR in January, February and March. The flight will resume April 1st. There is no explanation given but I suspect it is due to Newark Construction and Crew Shortages.


Suspension begins in January and flight resumes April 1st.

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6519

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

I know Airtran was on the verge of serving SBN-ATL and SBN-MCO just as the merger finished that off..

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The problems they have had with these EWR flights have been with delays and cancellations of the evening return flight out of EWR. The morning flight is so important to UA that they will ferry an aircraft into SBN to operate it and have repeatedly when they have had problems with the return flight f...

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

I wouldn't read much into this folks. The flight actually is doing well, is profitable and is not a low yielding flight for UA. Breakeven LF for the flight is 70% or 35 passengers and SBN is exceeding that. Flight is doing well enough to where they operate 2x/E145's per day from Sept-Dec every year ...

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by freakyrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11870

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

It looks terrible.

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

So we’re almost to mid October with only a little over a month until the official MD-80 retirement. The only base is SFB. Is the MD-80 still being regularly flown on any routes or are they pretty much fill ins that appear here and there now? They are going to fly a few SBN-SFB flights this month. T...

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by freakyrat
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

UA is temporarily suspending SBN-EWR in February and March. The flight will resume April 1st. There is no explanation given but I suspect it is due to Newark Construction and Crew Shortages.

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by freakyrat
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Correction to my post The flight out of SBN went to RJSS Natori Japan Nonstop. This is the city that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 What aircraft was used? I’m assuming a 777-200, if so would this be the first time SBN has seen a “Triple”? It was a 777-200 and yes this is the f...

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by freakyrat
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Vegaschezhed wrote:
Allegiant starting red-eye service on 10/4 in a couple of markets. LAS-ATW depart 2355 arrive 0600. Return 0700 arrive 0849


LAS-SBN Also

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

With DFW gates bursting at the seams, I wonder how soon it will be until we see Terminal F plans. Or if AA will get creative and find ways to squeeze in more gates, spurs, sattelite terminals, or maybe a late night bank of arrivals and departures. Also curious to see which seasonal international fl...

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

redwingspilot wrote:
777PHX wrote:
B747forever wrote:

You mean like the recently announced AA PHX-LHR service?


And the A330 upgauge to HNL and CLT.


And the recently announced seasonal flights PHX-GRR/MSN


Even with G4 flying to IWA SBN can even support a seasonal E175 flight to PHX

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

RJNUT wrote:
I like the TVC add a lot but was hoping for PHL or DCA seasonally.


They may have some PHL announcements later. I know the local folks at SBN were told to expect a PHL flight within 18 months.

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by freakyrat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Haven’t announced any new PHL adds but some are probably coming.

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by freakyrat
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

If SBN builds an International Freight Hub flights with these aircraft could become quite common.

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by freakyrat
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Correction to my post The flight out of SBN went to RJSS Natori Japan Nonstop. This is the city that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 What aircraft was used? I’m assuming a 777-200, if so would this be the first time SBN has seen a “Triple”? It was a 777-200 and yes this is the f...

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by freakyrat
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Correction to my post The flight out of SBN went to RJSS Natori Japan Nonstop. This is the city that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011

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by freakyrat
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The tendency for regional flights from hubs like ORD or CLT to regional airports like FWA to get delayed or cancelled first, before mainline gets delayed or cancelled, is one reason why I no longer fly into my hometown FWA (plus the time wasted connecting, plus the cramped nature of RJs themselves ...

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by freakyrat
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Omni Air recently ran a charter flight out of SBN nonstop to RJSS, Naroti Japan. Has to be the longest air carrier charter flight out of SBN so far.

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by freakyrat
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-MLB
Replies: 18
Views: 3153

Re: AA Announces PHL-MLB

evank516 wrote:
Yeah, lots of new Philly flights lately. Hopefully they all perform well.


PHL-SBN is coming within the next 18 months. Hope it does as well as DFW and CLT

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

The Allegiant Redeye return flight into SBN is priced at 70-80 dollars with the lowest fare on the SBN leg to Vegas at 135.00.

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Looking forward at the Allegiant fall schedule, starting October 3rd the LAS-SBN leg will be a red-eye departing LAS at 11:25 pm and arriving SBN at 6:00 am the following day. This will be the first ever red-eye flight for SBN. Would require a late checkout at the Casinos. They would also get peopl...

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by freakyrat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... n-2018.pdf
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SBN's June numbers are in. The new service on AA began on June 7th and is one reason traffic was up nearly 24%.

http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... n-2018.pdf

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15681

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Personally I have travelled to HAM several times on AA connecting to BA at LHR. The only thing I do not like is the bussing between the terminals at LHR. I've always liked the short BA flight over to HAM from LHR I've also flown to Germany on AA from DFW to FRA and the flight was pretty full. I beli...

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6121

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Took the EWR-HAM United flight once on a 767-400. It was pretty full. Two years ago when I tried to take it again United made it seasonal and rebooked me on Lufthansa from DFW-FRA-HAM. Mostly all German airports have rail into their Hauptbahnhof station that would connect to an ICE train. Berlin to...

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6121

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Took the EWR-HAM United flight once on a 767-400. It was pretty full. Two years ago when I tried to take it again United made it seasonal and rebooked me on Lufthansa from DFW-FRA-HAM. Mostly all German airports have rail into their Hauptbahnhof station that would connect to an ICE train. Berlin to...

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30159

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Not everything is going wrong for American. In June American returned to SBN with two American Eagle CR7 flights a day to DFW and two to CLT. The service appears to be doing quite well. It also appears that the flights are poaching passengers from UA who besides a daily EWR flight uses ATC and Weath...

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by freakyrat
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6121

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Took the EWR-HAM United flight once on a 767-400. It was pretty full. Two years ago when I tried to take it again United made it seasonal and rebooked me on Lufthansa from DFW-FRA-HAM. Mostly all German airports have rail into their Hauptbahnhof station that would connect to an ICE train. Berlin to ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15681

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

They never tried Hamburg before (at least in the Last 30 years). There is a lot of demand between Hamburg and Chicago for example. Last year around 28.000 passengers traveled between Hamburg and Chicago, with 33% of passengers traveling for business reasons. There are many economical connections, H...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN is up 24% over June of last year thanks to AA's extra 260 pax per day enplaned. My guess earlier is pretty accurate so far. Numbers suggest about 755,000 total pax on/off for 2018 if the trend continues. Also, international GA is up. It looks like SBN and FWA will be about 65 pax a day apart fo...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

Put a terminal in at AFW. North Fort Worth and the Keller Roanoke area are expanding and Alliance with it's extra long Runways would be ideal for Moxy and G4.

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Bye Bye MD80's. The last holdout route from SBN-SFB is now operated with an Airbus A320. Flight 2249 vs Flight 749. This makes SBN an Allegiant All-Airbus City.

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by freakyrat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Here is the deal on the SBN-EWR flight there will be two daily flights to EWR from SBN using an E145 aircraft. The second flight starts in September and runs till Dec 15th as in previous years. The first flight is operated by Expressjet and the second by CommutAir. After Dec 15th the afternoon fligh...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Here are all the routes on SBN's wish list or planned by SBN's carriers AA SBN-PHL daily CRJ700 planned within the next 18 months DL SBN-ATL requested aircraft upgrade for a daily B717 mainline flight. Afternoon flight sees an Endeavor CRJ900 execpt on Wednesdays. Local DGS folks still have an opon ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 249
Views: 15403

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

United is running two daily Newark flights during Notre Dame Football season through December. Local United folks are asking for an IAD flight as UA is shifting regional jet connections to IAD. Newark flight will remain because it is highly profitable for United and has a lot of O/D traffic. Local U...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10251

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised to see YYZ-GRR with either the Beech1900D or a CRJ


Also YYZ-SBN with the same aircraft as we do have U.S. Customs available which is required even with pre-clearance at YYZ.

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

If I was a betting man, I would say one route might have the honor of the last scheduled flight, but I would imagine the MD-80 subbing some of the scheduled Airbus routes until the very end. So I don’t know if the last MD-80 route would ever be announced. Also rumors are flying around (no pun inten...

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by freakyrat
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59555

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Does anyone have any info on what and when the last MD-80 flights will be yet? I know they are scheduled for retirement just after thanksgiving, but do we know what the last flights will be out of SFB and LAS? I am guessing it will probably be SFB.. I believe all the 80's have been moved out of LAS...

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by freakyrat
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11822

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

On another note, Americans are held all the time by foreign governments and it doesn't inspire actions that are this dramatic. North Korea was holding several American citizens until the recent warming of relations. I wonder why the U.S. considers this situation to be so much more of a priority? I ...

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11032

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

PHL-SBN on American Eagle within the next 18 months.

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by freakyrat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94036

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I would not at all be surprised if home computing has gotten to the point where at home we can have the amount of computing power needed to simulate the physics (just the physics) of an aircraft as accurately as in a full motion simulator from the 80s and 90s. Do I dare look at the cringe festival ...

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by freakyrat
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94036

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I think the first casualty will be the many Youtube videos detailing a 'cold & dark' engine start. You could literally memorise most of it or have it on an iPad. Should cockpit doors be locked on the ground too? If you watch the videos it is an extensive process following the checklist to go fr...

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