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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7166

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I was monitoring 121.5 yesterday through three CONUS timezone. I heard two traffic position reports, a corporate aircraft in-range call to a Millionaire, and a couple of missed hand-off broadcasts. Since this matter has panties bunched, I will continue to report. Time of day and proximity to hubs w...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7166

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I was monitoring 121.5 yesterday through three CONUS timezone. I heard two traffic position reports, a corporate aircraft in-range call to a Millionaire, and a couple of missed hand-off broadcasts. Since this matter has panties bunched, I will continue to report. Time of day and proximity to hubs w...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1577
Views: 346806

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I just noticed this on planespotters.net, what happened to all the delta connection crj-700's (at Skywest) and e170's? The Republic 170s went (or are going) away at DCI, mostly to be moved to American as 65 seaters. A majority of the OO CR7s left, being replaced by 175SCs over the last few years. T...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1577
Views: 346806

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I just noticed this on planespotters.net, what happened to all the delta connection crj-700's (at Skywest) and e170's? The Republic 170s went (or are going) away at DCI, mostly to be moved to American as 65 seaters. A majority of the OO CR7s left, being replaced by 175SCs over the last few years. T...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

bigb wrote:
This is mainly for Atlas Air


Regional airlines (the less desirable to work at ones, at least) have been brining in foreign nationals for a few years.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1577
Views: 346806

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Endeavor bringing retired CRJ-200s back into service for the upcoming travel season? N8783E is en route from IGM to CWA, presumably for RTS maintenance there, as EDV5556. Flew to IGM in September, would have guessed that would be the end. A few were temporarily parked in September for staffing reas...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21765

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

I think it's better to try to compare apples to apples. You are saying that a pilot really works about 2000 hours a year. So does someone with a 40ish hour a week desk job. A pilot happens to do it in fewer, but longer days, but the number of hours is similar. Due to the way pilot pay is done, your...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 7166

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I heard "Convoy," the C.W. McCall song on guard the other day. Easiest to just turn it off/down and move on.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 19226

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2021

GSPSPOT wrote:
A pet peeve of mine.... Has Air Wisconsin painted ANY of their a/c in the new UA livery? Haven't seen a one yet. Skywest's planes cycling thru MKE are a nice mixed bag.


Read into it what you want, but if I were a betting man, I'd bet they never see the new livery...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1577
Views: 346806

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

777Mech wrote:
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
6705 N6705Y 75D ferried ATL-MCN this morning. Going to the new Dean Baldwin paint facility at MCN?

You'd be correct.

Expect a lot of Delta planes to get paint there starting next year.


Is that in the ex-ASA facility or did they build something new?

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

DL is not going to start SLC or NYC from SBN, if they were to, it would be wouldn't be anywhere close to soon Delta has an open RFP with DGS at SBN for ground servicing a SBN-JFK roundtrip. DGS doesn't exist anymore.... So that isnt possible... Look, I know you want a SBN-NY flight desperately. It ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

DL is not going to start SLC or NYC from SBN, if they were to, it would be wouldn't be anywhere close to soon They have to get the ramp rebuilt first to handle the weight of their planes. Weight of the planes has nothing to do with it. The size of the Delta (and Delta Connection) fleets don’t allow...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

To be fair, if he is 18, he can possess a pistol, he just cannot buy it. I am pretty sure there is a law about weapons in school, so there he is in a bind. Attempted murder murder, in a bind. Carrying a concealed weapon, in a bind. He can private party buy a pistol, he just can't buy it from an FFL...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

I would like to know where he got the gun. Likely it was one owned by a parent and if so, they should be in jail or on high bail and house confinement too. I expect civil lawsuits by the victims against the school, the shooter and his family. To be fair, if he is 18, he can possess a pistol, he jus...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 853
Views: 110347

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I know this is a bit off topic, but who ground handles DL in DAL? I flew out of DAL this past week and it was painful to watch the agents try to board the flight. All three agents were reading from cheat sheet notecards and it was so slow and with broken up sentences. When DL first opened up DAL, i...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions
Replies: 132
Views: 22171

Re: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions

BangersAndMash wrote:
sprxUSA wrote:
BangersAndMash wrote:

Boutique Air codeshares with United.

Cape Air codeshare with American and JetBlue.


And neither of them are public charter operators.


Aren't they all Part 135 operators?


There is a difference between a 135 operator and a carrier operating DOT 380 public charters...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 206
Views: 26274

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

The concession contract was announced yesterday and here are a few local establishments mentioned: -Martin City Brewing -Parisi Coffee -Bo Lings -City Market Coffee -Brown & Loe This is absolutely awesome. Love the local feel the new airport is going to have. This is going to be the crown jewel...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2894

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

Probably 2 dozen or so MD-80 based freighters in service by then I'd imagine

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1373
Views: 215843

Re: TLH losing UA service

We will see more of these small cities that United services (by small I mean market share by UA, not city size) with the 50 seat RJ's cut since UA is planning to retire all 50 seat single class RJ's in the near future. Back in the 1998/99/2000 CO also tried a lot of these markets such to IAH such a...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18764

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Let's face it .. we're not talking about the cream of the crop here (crew-wise) with airlines like CommutAir, are we ? Nope! According to what I heard, CommutAir needs 1-2 classes per month to keep up with pilot attrition. That's really bad... even with 100% attendance rate that's still unsustainab...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does "RC" mean in McDonnell Douglas aircraft types?
Replies: 12
Views: 4419

Re: What does "RC" mean in McDonnell Douglas aircraft types?

SELMER40 wrote:
The USAF, Navy and Marines in the past had a total of 48 C9A/B/C, the military versions of the DC9-32CF.


And 2 were delivered to the Kuwaiti Air Force, as C-9K models

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

You have been very anti-LAF in the past, LAF will get service in the next five years, it's just a matter of when. Also UA wants to use its new plane for LAF-ORD, that was one of only 2 routes they mentioned: "Once operational, the ES-19 could operate on more than 100 of United's regional route...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

Wasn't there some chatter about flights to Chicago at some stage? Has that died, or could it be picked up by one of the regionals? Contour maybe, now they got state money for their Indy ops. No, LAF-ORD makes no sense. 50 seaters are on the way out, and they're not being replaced by anything. Small...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

I've heard a rumor there will be an air service announcement for LAF tomorrow during the Purdue football game. I am pretty skeptical, but figured I'd throw it out there to see if anyone else had heard anything? Looks like OSU is using an Alaska 739, they're due in tonight. Probably G4 to somewhere ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9781

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

I missed that, my bad. Even still, I'm not really sure that the CR2 is a great fit for the automotive stuff. Maybe going after the smaller automotive stuff, things that flew in Falcons in the past. I don't think the CRJ is wide enough for 2 normal 40x48 pallets to sit side by side, which really lim...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9781

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

sunking737 wrote:
Could ZW fly packages for UPS like Bemidji does out of MSP?? Amazon has all their planes painted as PRIME AIR and colors


Could they, sure. They'd have to bid for a contract and win it. Not sure there's any routes where UPS would want the volume of a CRJ, other than where they already have it.

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18764

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9781

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Glad to see there will be a glimmer of a future one way or the other for ZW. I was very proud to call them family when I worked for them as an FA after the collapse of Colgan. Great operation ran by great people. There will always be plenty of cargo to haul. Just a guess here, but I'd bet ZW will m...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9781

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Glad to see there will be a glimmer of a future one way or the other for ZW. I was very proud to call them family when I worked for them as an FA after the collapse of Colgan. Great operation ran by great people. There will always be plenty of cargo to haul. Just a guess here, but I'd bet ZW will m...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 52
Views: 9265

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

It has been said that DL's return to ASE may be conditional on getting the much more comfortable and popular Embraer regional jets certified to operate at ASE. I'm sure AA and UA certainly wouldn't mind being able to serve ASE with the E-170/175, either! Delta and SkyWest are indeed keeping a few C...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3787

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

The funny thing is, you can pump your own gas at an airport in NJ. I always got a kick out of that one, couldn't fill up the truck I drove to the airport, but I could fill up the airplane myself.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types

The downward deck angle is common on aircraft with no slats, the CRJ100/200 do the same thing. I don’t think I’d generalize that widely, as the 145 family doesn’t have slats, but doesn’t land nose down. Yes the DC9-10 does land with a distinct nose down attitude on approach Fair criticism, let's go...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34656

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

I could see an additional wide body order if they have a deal in place to sell more 763/764 for freight conversion. They’re opportunistic buyers and I could see them acting on gently used or unplaced aircraft from a lessor. There is no STC for cargo conversion on a 764. And Delta already announced ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types

LH707330 wrote:
The downward deck angle is common on aircraft with no slats, the CRJ100/200 do the same thing.


I don’t think I’d generalize that widely, as the 145 family doesn’t have slats, but doesn’t land nose down.

Yes the DC9-10 does land with a distinct nose down attitude on approach

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Flap setting differences on DC-9-10 and other DC-9 types

Having flown both a -10 series and a -30 series, yes, what you see is correct. The 10 series flaps were 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 (50 was blocked in noise compliance efforts).

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 256
Views: 28334

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2021

Agreed. I’m a South Bend homer but there is no reason for a major carrier to waste the mainline lift to South Bend when the cargo, premium seat and range demands can easily be met with a two-cabin Embraer or Canadair. For shareholder return purposes, it would be more profitable for UA or AA to add ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 4924

Re: Skywest orders 16 more E175

The planes are owned by SkyWeet, so DL would have to purchase them. Aren’t they tapped out on their large regional jets? This order is strange… maybe DL is going to reduce the seat count to 70 and replace some aging CR7? SkyWest would likely lease to DL/9E rather than sell. The order makes sense as...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 4924

Re: Skywest orders 16 more E175

As of today, the 175 is the ONLY SCOPE viable replacement for the 700/900's. And it will be that way for the foreseeable future, as there is nothing else being developed in the West. But that’s assuming DL wanted to “replace” CR9s - there has been no indication DL wants to replace. Therefore, as th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Infrastructure Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: US Infrastructure Bill

In a word, no. You could spend the entire 1.2T on making true high speed rail for the Northeast Corridor, and still come up short.

Our rail system in the US is far from broken, it's the most efficient way to move freight across this country.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 4924

Re: Skywest orders 16 more E175

Here is the SkyWest press release: https://files-skywest-com.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/public/Uploads/SkyWestAnnouncesFlyingAgreementwithDeltafor16NewE175s.pdf?ver=1628539354 SkyWest expects the 16 new E175 aircraft will replace 16 SkyWest-owned or financed CRJ900s currently under its Delta contra...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?

Had to be careful flying the ERJ in SPD mode - if you set a speed that was too high during the climb, the ERJ doesn't stop at level flight unlike a Boeing/Airbus/Canadair - it starts to descend to get you the desired speed... lol The ERJ has no problem getting up to altitude, sacrificing airspeed f...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9868

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

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Cape Air is on a scheduled 135 certificate for C402 ops, vastly different.


Exactly. 9 seats is the max for a 135 carrier in scheduled ops, hence why the 19 seat airliners went away in a hurry

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9868

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

I feel like markets once served by the Q200 would work. Like PDT, SLE, LMT, BTM, AST, OTH and CLM If a 1900 or Twin Otter can’t economically serve those markets today, why will a more expensive Cessna do so in the future? It’s not that they can’t economically serve those markets, in fact, a lot of ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Public Flying Demo Tomorrow at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Replies: 76
Views: 9868

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

If the FAA would approve single pilot 19 PAX operation, then this aircraft would be a hit in the US PAX market. Why isn't the FAA comfortable with single pilot operations for a 19 seater ? Because of the legal requirements of Part 91 vs. Part 135. Most of this has been baked into the Code of Federa...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 9987

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

Don’t they already have a -700 on property as well? Are they dumb enough to believe that AA is going to welcome them back into the fold, or that DL will give them another chance after they basically had a contract signed to fly -200s and they walked away from it at the 11th hour?? Never say never. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 9987

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

Don’t they already have a -700 on property as well? Are they dumb enough to believe that AA is going to welcome them back into the fold, or that DL will give them another chance after they basically had a contract signed to fly -200s and they walked away from it at the 11th hour?? Never say never. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 9987

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

JBo wrote:
dstblj52 wrote:
interesting so they are planning to bid for larger aircraft contracts


I mean, it's either that or die - there isn't a ton of demand for 50-seat lift.


It's a day late and a dollar short. They best be hitching their wagon to 50 seat freighters at this point.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28002

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

In 2018, NTSB showed 7 fatal hull loses causing 16 fatalities for P135 On demand operations. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/data/Pages/AviationDataStats2018.aspx Of these types, Falcon 2000, 900, 7x, 8X, G280, G5 & 550, G650, CL300/350, Globals of all varieties, none had a fatal hull loss....

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 202072

Re: Delta Expanding into Canada

I'd love to see DL on JFK-YHZ, JFK-YYT, and SEA-YLW but expect that seasonality kills any chance. For how long did CO/UA fly EWR-YYT? The last couple of years of YHZ from NY had service provided by the CRJ200, which is now totally gone from the NY hub at this point. Unlikely to see YHZ come back at...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47492

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

If they can operate the routes with some established success and profitability, what are the chances Skywest buys them again to add to their at risk flying portfolio? None. There is nothing XJT brings back to Skywest that Skywest doesn't already have. Skywest has an excess of 50 seaters they could ...

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