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by canyonblue17
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

While I appreciate the Wikipedia reference - that site
isn’t always the most accurate. If I want aviation information - I usually find this site more helpful.

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by canyonblue17
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

It's odd, ever since I posted this thread two guys in dark suits with earpieces have been following me..... :shock:

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by canyonblue17
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 64
Views: 7284

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

For those interested....LiveATC.net offers live access to ATC towers and more around the world. It's like listening to a reality television show.

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by canyonblue17
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73F N807DH.....What's Up With This A/C
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

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



I was fortunate to snag this photo on one of its recent trips to MIA. All kinds of extra cargo being hauled in and out of MIA right now because of Covid.

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by canyonblue17
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 15
Views: 762

What airports does JANET fly to?

JANET - operated by a US defense contractor - is famous for flying employee commuters between Las Vegas - McCarren and Tonopah - Area 51. But I just noticed the other day they were also operating flights from LAS to nearby Mercury, NV, which is a closed city inside a Nuclear Test Site. I was wonderi...

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by canyonblue17
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dates for the third 2020 Red Flag at Nellis
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: Dates for the third 2020 Red Flag at Nellis

Courtesy of Nellis Air Force Base Media Operations. Red Flag 20-3 runs from today 8/3 through 8/14.

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by canyonblue17
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4459

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Lots of rumors and speculation about military flight training having resumed in Rainbow Canyon - but no one has confirmed it actually has. Can anyone confirm military flight training has restarted in that area?

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by canyonblue17
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dates for the third 2020 Red Flag at Nellis
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Dates for the third 2020 Red Flag at Nellis

Originally the third Red Flag (Air Force air-to-air combat training exercise) at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas was to already have taken place. But I have read in several places it was delayed (I am assuming because of Coronavirus). Does anyone know if there are new dates yet (or has it already been condu...

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by canyonblue17
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4130

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

It was 38 years ago when I first traveled from NY to visit my grandparents in West Palm Beach. I got off the plane and they asked me what I wanted to do. I told them I wanted to watch airplanes. About 90 minutes later we were walking through the concourse at MIA. It was inspiring. It was - and is to...

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12

Aircraft safely on the ground at ORD. Pilot requesting assistance from fire rescue.

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by canyonblue17
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Envoy 3594 Emergency Gear Issue at ORD 7/12

Envoy 3594, an ERJ145, headed ORD-DTW declared an emergency shortly after takeoff after indicating a landing gear issue. Aircraft did a low speed fly-by and several witnesses reported all three gear down. Aircraft making approach back to ORD now. Chicago Fire Department standing by per pilot request.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

As far as service goes - I have spent the last 16 years working at an airport with in-house and contract employees. Yes there are good and bad in both, but remember - in general you get what you pay for. I remember the day after a certain airline went contract on the ramp - a ground air hose was lef...

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

"Literally no one else had inhouse but Jetblue and a few legacies that had unionize workforce. Everybody else is outsource."

Southwest is inhouse in the vast majority of stations.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4694

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Didn't she say she noticed an unusually large aircraft in a different location that normal? So if it was unusually large and in a different location - you might want to consider treating the situation differently.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4694

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

First off - I am glad she was not injured. That is by far the most important thing. But i'm gonna play devil's advocate here. I'm guessing this isn't the first time she's been past there. I'm guessing she has seen aircraft (airplanes or jets) warming up or holding for takeoff in that area. I'm guess...

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5720

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021

Um...May 2021 is in less than a year correct? Yeah it's a few months more than what "might" happen to other airlines - but it's not like they can rest easy.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So I am assuming London will be outsourced??

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13042

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

I normally would support a second airport. Spread the wealth, give passengers options. But to be honest - my experience is ATL works fine. For a huge airport it’s actually well located and well organized. I get in and out of there much faster than many other US airports - including Orlando, OHare an...

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by canyonblue17
Sun May 31, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?

Lots of parking. ATC piped in. Water fountains. Map of the airport. And lots of space to move around and change angles - I would say it at least holds a few candles.

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by canyonblue17
Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers
Replies: 13
Views: 4112

Re: PIA first ever nonstop US flight with passengers

NYC area has roughly 40,000 Pakistanis living in the area. It's the largest population from that country in the US. You tell me if that's enough to support flights?

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by canyonblue17
Sun May 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?

I know there is a lot less traffic, but I've checked several times over the past few weeks and everytime DFW has North arrivals, they are avoiding the West side of the airport. Are there runway closures, is it because of reduced traffic, or am I just seeing things? One reason I ask is because it rui...

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by canyonblue17
Sat May 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?
Replies: 58
Views: 5365

Re: Should airlines be allowed to hedge against fuel price flactuations ?

How fuel hedging was always described to me was....its done to help keep the price of fuel predictable, not necessarily to make or lose money. If you know the price ahead of time, you can set the rest of your budget around it.

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by canyonblue17
Tue May 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58297

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

VCVSpotter wrote:
canyonblue17 wrote:
passenger Emirates 777 landed and told the tower he was operating a cargo flight.


In the specific case of Emirates, they route their aircraft, which has always been a 777-300ER from either HKG or DXB to LA, then fly to DXB.


You nailed it. It was a 777-300ER into LAX and it was from HKG.

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by canyonblue17
Tue May 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58297

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Having been in MIA recently - it appeared as though LATAM was using a passenger 787 for cargo-only flights. Also, heard a confused LAX air traffic controller the other night when a passenger Emirates 777 landed and told the tower he was operating a cargo flight.

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by canyonblue17
Mon May 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?

Speaking of unusual British 747s - I heard a CargoLogicAir 747 leaving LAX for ANC last night. Technically owned by Volga-Dnper, I believe it is operated out of England. The airline, which previously operated 2 747s, shut down in February of this year, but was reinstated in April.

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by canyonblue17
Mon May 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4459

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Recent rumors state the military has reopened Rainbow Canyon in California for low level flight training. Several online sources have reported spotting aircraft in the area - including one report with photos of an F-117 near the canyon. Can anyone confirm?

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by canyonblue17
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8796

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

I've seen TPA, ETH or QTR running almost daily flights between Liege, Belgium and Miami, USA. Don't remember seeing those flights before this mess started.

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by canyonblue17
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99370

Re: Do private jet passengers have to quarantine?

“Why would it be any different?”

I not saying it would. I asked the question to find out. Do you actually know the procedure - or are you just commenting on the question?

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by canyonblue17
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99370

Do private jet passengers have to quarantine?

There is a Global Express currently making its way back to Miami from an Asian trip that included stops in Hong Kong, South Korea and eastern Russia via Alaska. I was wondering what procedures await a passenger on that jet when it arrives in the lower 48 states? Self quarantine? Is it the same for a...

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by canyonblue17
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 12165

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Any other decent locations to shoot north side arrivals at MIA other than The Holes? With concourses closed, and European flights severely reduced, the south side is getting much less traffic.

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by canyonblue17
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 12165

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

All Broward County parks are closed for the duration.[/quote] North side observation area is closed indefinitely for construction. South side is a park so whatever they are doing with the parks. I was down there last week and there were so many people that I left right away[/quote] Was at FLL a few ...

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by canyonblue17
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7388

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Come to PBI - it has the same exact problem. Many of the excess rental cars have been moved to the paved long-term parking area, but there are hundreds more still parked on a grass lot adjacent to the airport.

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by canyonblue17
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Might be this Aircraft's Mission?
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: What Might be this Aircraft's Mission?

GV Air is "an aerial imagery company"

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by canyonblue17
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4555

Re: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?

I have a flight attendant friend who has worked military charters headed to the front lines. She said the mood on board tends to be professional but somber as the odds are not all the passengers will return alive.

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by canyonblue17
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to start CHS
Replies: 23
Views: 3226

Re: Silver Airways to start CHS

They also never brought back PBI-MHH after Hurricane Dorian.

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by canyonblue17
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8705

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

richierich wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:

FYI: No Profit Sharing for B6 employees this year. Last year 0.2 percent Profit Sharing.


You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades.


No mergers - but how much of JetBlue was owned by Lufthansa at one point?

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by canyonblue17
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9708

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Anything like the old Kai Tak checkerboard approach??

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by canyonblue17
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40445

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

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That’s nice and all but going to the Caribbean in boarding group C, the kids sit in the back by themselves and the wife and I sit in 2 aisle seats two rows apart. Yeahhh no thanks. Enjoy.[/quote]

It's called "Early Bird" look into it - it's still cheaper than JetBlue's new bag fees.

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by canyonblue17
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40445

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

When B6 finally leaves and there is no competition the people of Long Beach will finally get what they deserve. High fares, cattle boarding and a bag of pretzels. At least with B6 you get a great on board product, killer fares and some great destinations. Even without competition they were very fai...

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by canyonblue17
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4459

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Its been a few months, I thought I would check to see if the military has begun low level training through the canyon again?

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by canyonblue17
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14859

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Was the A300-200 the aircraft used in the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"?

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by canyonblue17
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11661

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

Plenty of people still like to buy tickets in person. Especially the older crowd - from my experience.

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by canyonblue17
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27347

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Kind of uncanny how much the newer Bek Air paint scheme looks a lot like the old Valujet colors. RIP -
Prayers to everyone involved.

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by canyonblue17
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is too much wing flex bad?
Replies: 33
Views: 6827

When is too much wing flex bad?

I’m not an engineer - but I was looking at a photo of a 787 recently and noticed an amazing amount of wing flex. I understand the basics that generally flex is a good thing - but at what point does it become a drawback? If a wing flexes higher and higher - doesn’t it reduce the amount of lift it can...

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by canyonblue17
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8987

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Doesn't Seattle also have building height restrictions because of nearby Boeing Field?

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by canyonblue17
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Approved photo not showing up
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Approved photo not showing up

Photo #5814527, an Airbus A319 in Star Alliance colors was approved but has not been posted. Thanks for any help.

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by canyonblue17
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Approved photo not showing up
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Approved photo not showing up

Photo #5814527 an A319 in Star Alliance colors was approved but has not be posted. Thanks for all your help.

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by canyonblue17
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 7533

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

Don't know if they are all still flying - but my collection of G-IIIs and a G-I









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by canyonblue17
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.
Replies: 14
Views: 2760

Re: Liverpool Apt UK closed, aircraft off runway.

Looks like a VistaJet Global? Any idea the tail number?

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