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by crownvic
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5805

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

Has anyone heard if there is any truth to the rumor that the A350-1000s are not going to go into service (meaning they are being cancelled)? Yes, i know one is already fully painted and doing test flying.

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by crownvic
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27136

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

I realize the HiFly A380 subs for Norwegian are to JFK, but is there a possibility of an MCO (Orlando) visit to replace the HiFly A340's currently used on that route for Norwegian??

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by crownvic
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1356

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

I have traveled the world and have checked several dozen airport hotel locations and none tops THE ATLANTA RENAISSANCE FOR AN AIRPLANE ENTHUSIAST...Sit out on your private balcony and enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smell of the Delta action........case closed.... https://www.google.com/search?q=r...

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by crownvic
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13018

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. I just don't get replies like this on a website for aviation enthusiasts. I thought we all love aircraft. And the more character they have, the better. I'd go out of my way to fly on the MD-80, MD-90 or B717. A few years ago I actually travelled from Eu...

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by crownvic
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 12732

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

I am surprised no one reported the new EL AL 787 and 777 service this week..Pics anyone?? What gate is EL AL using?

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by crownvic
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4210

A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

I've never seen this before (article with photo below), bur a HIFLY A340 apparently had an inflight emergency en route from Orlando to Gatwick requiring a turn around a few hours into the flight back to Orlando. The article states before landing they circled off Jacksonville to jettison fuel and upo...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9023

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Where does the individual "Blue" aircraft name under the cockpit get applied? Does anyone know it's name?

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 26266

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

This is great news thank you for the update. I was fortunate enough ti visit HARS Museum recently and coincidentally Brunswick and got to see the 707.

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10073

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

I'm amazed this thread has survived on the Civil Aviation forum and not the Technical/Operations forum..Mods are always quick to move threads...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Arab Air Cargo Antonov An-124 destroyed at Tripoli
Replies: 7
Views: 2581

Libyan Arab Air Cargo Antonov An-124 destroyed at Tripoli

https://theloadstar.com/an-124-100-said ... -fighting/
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I have searched and did not see this posted, if so please delete...

An AN-124 was destroyed in fighting...sad to see this rare airframe end its life this way...Long live the AN-124!

https://theloadstar.com/an-124-100-said ... -fighting/

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43725

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-is-using-moon-buggies-and-remote-stands-in-philadelphia/ Article in regards to the remote stand buggies. Part of me feels like they need to some extent terminal A West but the way it’s designed idk if that’s possible. What are y’...

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9766

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

This is my hometown airport and I am "fired up" for this! So, will it sit on the ground nearly for a whole week?

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal

The Hughes terminal was actually a sizeable terminal built for the massive amount of charter operators that used to fly into LAS. As mentioned, even though it was on the site of the original terminal, it was much larger and went through several expansions during its fairly short life. That is probab...

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14279

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

PHL has plenty of international carriers. BA, LH, EI, FI and QR. At this point in history it has more than it has ever had. There was a time when BA was the only international carrier at PHL so I would say it has done well relatively speaking. Not sure where you get your facts from. There was never...

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43725

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Diversion, came in with an emergency. Thx. Where was it operating to/from? It was raining really hard when it landed and I saw emergency equipment faintly in the rain, but as it taxied toward the gate closer to me, I no longer saw the emergency equipment. YUL-BWI, continued on after a ~4 hour stay ...

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14279

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Not sure where you get your facts from. There was never a time when BA was the only European carrier. In fact, LH was their first foreign jet carrier at PHL. BA (BOAC) came in during the late sixties. Aside from AF, AZ and SR have been in and out of PHL. Before Swissair came in BA was the only Euro...

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43725

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I spotted an Air Canada Express Dash 8 (It was either a Dash 200 or 300 in the old blue livery), this past Thursday landing at PHL in the late afternoon. Was that a diversion or does somebody operate them there? Diversion, came in with an emergency. Thx. Where was it operating to/from? It was raini...

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9030

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

In reading the article, it sounds like what is happening to Hawaiian is that they are being moved to the new MSC, which is a remote terminal that will be connected to the main terminal body by a transit or rail system (underneath I would assume) that would bring passengers to the baggage claim. If ...

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41066

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

As others have said, this appears to be more marketing than operationally related, but it's interested to see where DL is looking to direct its focus (no pun intended). The outlier does seem to be SJC. Given how DL has expanded regionally at LAS (to California) and even their limited long-haul out ...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9512

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

This is a pretty good description of airport categories in the USA: https://www.airportsusa.com/forecast-methodology/airport-categories/ Not sure who runs this site, but how can LAS be classified as "non-hub" city with WN having nearly 220 daily departures? I would expect more accurate in...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43725

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I spotted an Air Canada Express Dash 8 (It was either a Dash 200 or 300 in the old blue livery), this past Thursday landing at PHL in the late afternoon. Was that a diversion or does somebody operate them there?

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 8698

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

I am surprised Delta hasn't added IND and RDU-LAS. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk I think DL is a bit "fickle" with the LAS market. They have done these surges in the past including service to RDU that IIRC has started and stopped twice now. They increase service and then they retre...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9512

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

This is a pretty good description of airport categories in the USA: https://www.airportsusa.com/forecast-methodology/airport-categories/ Not sure who runs this site, but how can LAS be classified as "non-hub" city with WN having nearly 220 daily departures? I would expect more accurate in...

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by crownvic
Wed May 29, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27136

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Like I said, I'm not sure why some tour operator doesn't give it a go at least seasonal..

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by crownvic
Tue May 28, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Yes there is.... I had posted earlier who would be the first to chime in on who USED to fly a widebody on the shortest flight. The topic is who CURRENTLY TODAY flies the shortest domestic heavy flight. Previous history shows that these threads can go on and on if everyone posts and reminisces about ...

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by crownvic
Tue May 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27136

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

With nearly 6-8 jumbos flying daily between LGW and MCO, not counting all the other UK markets to MCO, I'm amazed that some tour operator has not offered that A380 on this service.
Hi Fly has been subbing for Norwegian with the A340 lately..

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by crownvic
Fri May 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Back in 2007 I flew LAX-SFO on a 744 that was swapped in at the last minute. Less than 50 pax. That takeoff was awesome. DING DING we have a winner That is... until I tell you how I was on a HA 763 between HNL-OGG about 2 years ago. It was a scheduled flight that allowed HA to position the 767 in O...

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by crownvic
Fri May 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

sulley wrote:
A couple of years ago, UA operated a scheduled 764 on IAD-EWR. I enjoyed it a few times.


Keep them coming...remember everyone to stray from the topic question..

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by crownvic
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

FlyingElvii wrote:
sulley wrote:
A couple of years ago, UA operated a scheduled 764 on IAD-EWR. I enjoyed it a few times.

United ran one, and some times TWO DC-10’s a day DEN-COS in the mid 90’s, when it was flooding the COS market with seats to kill Western Pacific.


DING DING DING..we have another winner

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by crownvic
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Georgetown wrote:
Back in 2007 I flew LAX-SFO on a 744 that was swapped in at the last minute. Less than 50 pax. That takeoff was awesome.


DING DING we have a winner

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by crownvic
Fri May 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4797

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

3...2...1... Back in 1983 National Airlines flew DC-10's between MIA and FLL...It always happens on these threads..no relevance to topic......Ill be the first LOL

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by crownvic
Tue May 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22218

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Via Air has their corporate office right by my home. It is the strangest location because if you travel just half a block passed it, there is a residential area surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes in Maitland Florida. There is a house just several hundred feet away from that office that would se...

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by crownvic
Tue May 14, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16393

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Boeing is a US-government subsidized company, both directly and indirectly - and that's apart from it also being integral to the military industrial complex. It's galling to witness the US righteously accuse other countries of subsidizing their industries and then imposing either punitive sanctions...

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by crownvic
Wed May 08, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: LEVEL adds Paris Orly to Las Vegas

What a coincidence. I just mentioned yesterday how things have been a little slow in the news department at LAS and this comes along :)

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by crownvic
Tue May 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al and KLM to LAS
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: El Al and KLM to LAS

We are all anxiously awaiting this. Since losing the VS 774s, there really has not been much excitement here recently.

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by crownvic
Tue May 07, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 622
Views: 96415

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

AFAIK it still runs... Philippines747 and filipinoavgeek...Thank you both. The airport web site is not very informative. The shuttle bus information is not clear. Are we talking about the UBE shuttle service here? When I took the shuttle two years ago, it took me from T2 to T3 and was a nice ramp t...

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by crownvic
Mon May 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 622
Views: 96415

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info? AFAIK it st...

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by crownvic
Sun May 05, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 622
Views: 96415

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question: Has MNL discontinued the air side passenger shuttle between terminals? I used it two years ago and it was great for connecting flights, but it seemed to be little known. I cannot find anything on the NAIA web site that mentions that it still exists. Anyone have any info?

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by crownvic
Sat May 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41730

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

What's a "corrosion corner overrun'?[/quote] SieeraPacific quote: Miami Air is based in the North side of the Miami airport along with a couple of other airlines like Skylease, Amerijet, and World Atlantic Airlines. It is nicknamed corrosion corner because of the terrible maintenance of their a...

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by crownvic
Sat May 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41730

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

csturdiv wrote:
Is the nose cone off on that picture posted above?


Could be question of the year posting...

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by crownvic
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7646

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

Vasu Raja has stated repeatedly in recent months that AA pulled out of TLV too soon, so then the trick is how to go back in there after some ill will that may have been created. PHL is going to rely exclusively on connections to work. TLV tends to attract two types of fliers. One is the religious C...

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by crownvic
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25713

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

Last time I flew out of Jacksonville it was on an Altair F-28 to Boston.. Great to hear about the record month...How about those VS A340-600 charters too!

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by crownvic
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 10117

Re: Air France - KLM

I think you have two underlying issues which all the others stem from. 1 - Cultural differences. The French will, want to forever be seen to offer things like intercontinental First class and keep up some kind of premium image. The Dutch are happy to take a line closer to Delta and offer a reasonab...

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by crownvic
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 12112

Re: United MCO hub?

Oh the good ole days....I would have preferred to have flown between MIA and MCO on the no local traffic Aeroflot IL-62...

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by crownvic
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of PHL Runway 17/35
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: Use of PHL Runway 17/35

WN has been using 35 since their arrival into PHL, but of course, it is pilot preference and most WN flights do use E/W runways. Going way back though, when strong northerly winds occurred, especially during the winter months, I used to see United Caravelles/727s, TWA DC-9s and Eastern DC-9s/727s al...

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by crownvic
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2696

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Just an armchair response, but if this were any other corporation in the U.S., heads would be rolling. Whether the current CEO had anything to do with issues on the Max, KC-46, Apache and 787 programs, he is in charge now and somebody should be held accountable for the same reasons LOTS of heads hav...

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by crownvic
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2872

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

Orlando Sentinel......Silver Airlines flight leaving Orlando International Airport aborted takeoff Tuesday evening, according to an airport spokeswoman. Silver Airlines flight 61 was headed to Pensacola and set to take off shortly after 6 p.m., said Carolyn Fennell, spokeswoman for Greater Orlando A...

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by crownvic
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2872

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

the runways at MCO are over 10,000 feet..If in the grass I would imagine it must be off to the side and not on the end.

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