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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 161
Views: 27574

Re: Hurricane Ian

Here's Ian's latest satellite image GIF (again, give the image time to fully upload for best results). https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/gm/GEOCOLOR/GOES16-GM-GEOCOLOR-1000x1000.gif Interesting things to note: There appears to be high-level wind shear moving SW to NE at the outer b...

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by Alias1024
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4513

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

The housing market is already cooling as interest rates rise. This will flush out the speculators that don’t actually bring value. The last thing they want is to be left holding a cashflow negative rental in a flat market. They’ll sell out eventually. The first measures should be to put a moratorium...

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by Alias1024
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36498

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Nyck de Vries delivered as expected: finished 9th and driver of the day. Great race! Indeed and finishing 9th equals Albon's best finish of the season -- https://www.f1cfa.com/season.asp?t=2022&pr=race&driver=Alexander%20Albon ... I've liked Alex's appearances on DTS over the years. He seem...

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by Alias1024
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1335
Views: 237970

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

A very concerning incident this morning, seems to not been reported so far today here. AS558 had an air turnback in SEA this morning due to "excessive vibrations." As you can see in the video, the number one engine cowling came unfastened during landing, flying off the engine. N293AK was ...

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by Alias1024
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

Breeze Airways - What's the likelihood they'll consider ABQ an underserved market as they expand? Is there room for them at Sunport? There's plenty of room at the Sunport. I could see Breeze flying ftom ABQ to BNA, MCO, OKC, TUL, and SAT. Those would be some nice adds for the Sunport. For whatever ...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

I think New Mexico's air transportation problem is it's nested between Arizona, Colorado and Texas..three major tourist and business attractions. Then a bit further they have Nevada and California to compete with. And if its hard for Arizona, even with our decent growth in the last 40 years or so, ...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 65987

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

The comment about not liking the Airbus in a crosswind doesn’t bother me at all. I took it to be a general comment about the 320 as I’ve heard similar from many, many other Airbus pilots. In the 1,000 hours I have in the A320 family I’d say gusty, crosswind landings are one of the most challenging s...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36498

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Haas seems to have figured some things out with another solid weekend for them. The car doesn’t quite have the pace to keep up with the top three constructors, but they’re right in it with McLaren and Alpine. Schumacher and Magnussen both driving well at the moment too. Good to see after a frustrati...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8042

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If the leader of Scotland wants a vote, Boris should give her a vote, she is using the independence issue as a political football Remember that time David Cameron called for a referendum to strengthen his political position and take the wind out of the sails of some people wanting to withdraw from ...

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by Alias1024
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29819

Re: What next for Airbus?

A220-500 makes the most sense. It fills the gap of the 319 sized aircraft, which leaves NB production lines to focus on the heavy order book for the 320/321. Air France has pushed Airbus on a 225 variant so there is certainly demand already there. A-220-500 is a no brainer ! It’s more needed than e...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 163
Views: 29819

Re: What next for Airbus?

A220-500 makes the most sense. It fills the gap of the 319 sized aircraft, which leaves NB production lines to focus on the heavy order book for the 320/321. Air France has pushed Airbus on a 225 variant so there is certainly demand already there. A-220-500 is a no brainer ! It’s more needed than e...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 17, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus MCDU
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Airbus MCDU

Thanks for all your replies everyone, that clears it up :) Does anyone know why then the MCDU doesn't ask for winds, QNH, temperature on the takeoff performance but then allows you to enter this information for the approach/landing phase? Isn’t that the same question? To summarize, the MCDU does no...

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by Alias1024
Wed May 11, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insider thread policies at different employers
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Insider thread policies at different employers

Agree with others that it’s not very clear what you’re experiencing and from whom. My suggestion would be to leave out the employer name and ask an HR oriented board or blog, being as specific as possible without saying anything that would make it obvious who you are to any coworkers that might visi...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 pushes nose down in flare mode
Replies: 12
Views: 3884

Re: A320 pushes nose down in flare mode

It isn’t a reminder to flare. It’s done to simulate the back pressure that’s held during the flare of a conventional aircraft, as that’s far more intuitive to pilots.

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11913

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

Mandatory overtime is not a thing in some work groups that are overly regulated. Think things like drivers, pilots. There was a claim being made that they being asked to work beyond regulatory limits. If that is the case, they can go to court, go to the FAA. Delta would not have anything to say bec...

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 3999

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

DiamondFlyer wrote:
Lpbri wrote:
767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well.


Interesting, the CRJ200 uses pneumatics for thrust reverser actuation, and they don't work for crap.

There are a lot of systems you could substitute in this sentence and it still be accurate. :D

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5840

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

MLB Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Yankees Mets Cubs Expos...back in the day I’m in complete agreement on the Dodgers but I have to ask, what did the Expos do to upset….anyone? In the 90s they were pretty good and I always felt like my Giants had awful roadtrips in MTL Fair...

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5840

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

Aaron747 wrote:

MLB
Dodgers
Dodgers
Dodgers
Dodgers
Dodgers
Dodgers
Dodgers
Yankees
Mets
Cubs
Expos...back in the day


I’m in complete agreement on the Dodgers but I have to ask, what did the Expos do to upset….anyone?

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by Alias1024
Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6875

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

One that gets to me is “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band. The song by itself is ok, nothing special to me but not terrible. Hearing a bunch of drunk bar goers butcher it yet again while singing the lyric “I’m a midnight toker” extra loud because it’s the only lyric they’re certain they remember and d...

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3796

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Most of the really good ones have already been mentioned, but an underrated one is Pittsburgh. The view on 376 as you come out of the tunnel under Duquesne Heights and see the Fort Pitt Bridge and downtown skyline is wonderful.

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 5187

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Hopefully the various answers illustrate for the OP that the order of start can vary by aircraft due system design and even system test requirements. Then there are also abnormal procedures. For example, on the A320 family the typical procedure is to start engine 1 first, but if the APU was deferred...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms
Replies: 24
Views: 2119

Re: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms

Based on all that's happened so far, do people here think some kind of shooting war will really occur ? I honestly just don't see it. I think by this time in February we'll be having a chuckle at how hysterical everybody became over this. I'll say it again, Russia has completely lost the element of...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds
Replies: 29
Views: 1379

Re: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds

Maybe because those 3 were some of the most blatant examples of PED abuse and their stats challenged some of baseball's greats. The Hall is never overrated! MLB botched PEDs from the very beginning. It's a shame that at least two of these didn't need PEDs to get into the HOF. It's such a mess. Corr...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

ABQ planning an $85 million renovation with construction likely to begin next year. http://www.abqjournal.com/2464073/sunport-remodel-bringing-after-checkpoint-food-court.html Most noticeable change will be the TSA checkpoint moving north into the space currently occupied by the defunct Tia Juanita’...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6898

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

25 points in less than 2 minutes to end regulation...this Bills- Chiefs game is insane! That was brutal, Buffalo can't kick it in the zone with 13 seconds left. Brutal. Buffalo coaches would be getting roasted if they’d kicked it short and KC returned it into field goal range. Either choice had ris...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6898

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Eagles showed up for the 4th quarter. Unfortunately for them the first three quarters also count.

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 3346

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

The E45 cruises faster than the CR2. Most likely, I've never flown the CR2 only the CR7. We flew the CR7 at M0.83 everywhere. But i've always heard the CR2 was not known for it's performance. I usually flew the CR7 at .77 in cruise. All the way up to .83 was pretty rare, though I did use it a coupl...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6898

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Not playoff related but its also black Monday and as a Dolphins fans I am asking my self what the actual bleep. :banghead: :banghead: They fired Brian Flores after 3 seasons. They didn't make the playoffs I guess but they won 8 of their last 9 this year and had they beat the Jags or the Raiders thi...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

One route I’d really like to see is for New Mexico’s congressional delegation to push for a DCA slot and get AA to pick it up and feed into their operation there.

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 331
Views: 48342

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2022

Interesting to see that Delta will return mainline to IDA (Idaho Falls) in April. I bring this up because Delta pulled the plug on mainline at IDA at the same time they pulled mainline from FAT, over 20 years ago. For now, DL is showing all CR7s from FAT to SLC still, 5X per day starting on April 1...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

Looks like LRU-ABQ may return this year. Las Cruces has requested proposals and received several bids for service between Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Also in the article, passenger amenities are being added to the terminal with plans to add car rental and a TSA checkpoint in the near future, with th...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

Thinking more about what ABQ specifically would like to see in 2022, I think they’d be happy with rebuilding and maintaining what they have. Hopefully BUR will be successful, providing an alternative to LAX and adding one more selling point to New Mexico’s film industry. Beyond that I hope airlines ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 20683

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

Total fantasyland thinking would be BOS-ABQ. However, some contacts in BOS think that it isn’t too, too far fetched. I think this is a more realistic route than even a couple years ago due to fleet developments. B6 and DL would seem to be the most likely to consider ABQ-BOS and both have introduced...

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by Alias1024
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 51246

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

last flight out on a Thursday to connect to the east coast is 635am. 2/17 That's a different claim than saying Delta's last departure from PSC is at 635am. Neither SEA or SLC are particularly strong to the east coast so it's likely related to the destination you're trying to reach. There's also the...

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by Alias1024
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 51246

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

A quick glance at DLs schedule shows the serve PSC 2x MSP, 3x SLC, and 3x SEA... They run all day out of PSC, where did you read that they only run in the early AM? Come February the last flight DL runs out of their to SLC or MSP is 645am. I know as they have changed my flights several times alread...

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by Alias1024
Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 51246

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

Boof02671 wrote:
Anyone ever flown into Pasco? PSC.

Is there a particular question you have about PSC?

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by Alias1024
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 7689

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

We all heard the narrative over the last year and a half that the pandemic accelerated a burgeoning exodus from California. As Californians know, that was mostly based in certain media magnifying stories of relocations to other states without context. Yes, for the last 10+ years, the numbers show a...

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by Alias1024
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6068

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

- Who would have thought Canada would be leading CONCACAF after the halfway point? Mexico considers any loss to the US unacceptable, so imagine how they're feeling now after going down against Canada. Scheduling the game in Edmonton and playing in such frigid conditions surely gave Canada a bit mor...

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by Alias1024
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6068

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

I am not sure you can class the USA as a big name in football. Since when is the USA considered a big name in International football? USA is NOT a big name in football. The point I was trying to make was that it was a shock that they weren't able to qualify. Back to that original point though, now ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting morning in LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Interesting morning in LAX

Nothing earth shattering here, just wanted to share few observations. I was flying home to EWR today from Hawaii via LAX. As we approached LAX at about 6 AM I noticed on the flight map on the entertainment system that we were at approx. 4000 feet headed straight to LAX but still over the Pacific. S...

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by Alias1024
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration

This definitely demonstrates that both Rs and Ds are out of touch with the real population. Aren’t Democrats and Republicans real people too? About 60% of the adult population identifies as one or the other, much of the remaining 40% that identifies as independent votes almost entirely for one part...

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by Alias1024
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 160
Views: 30003

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

It’s not all bad for AA. PHX is good. DFW is an efficient connecting facility with the skylink and has a couple nice terminals, and DCA are quite good. But I’ll pay money to drive the first bulldozer that flattens CLT. Operational nightmare. LAX Termibal 4 much better than the DL mess at T2 and T3 a...

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by Alias1024
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration

This definitely demonstrates that both Rs and Ds are out of touch with the real population. Aren’t Democrats and Republicans real people too? About 60% of the adult population identifies as one or the other, much of the remaining 40% that identifies as independent votes almost entirely for one party.

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by Alias1024
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 16859

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

I’m surprised DTW hadn’t happened years ago, given the sizable middle-eastern population in metro Detroit.

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by Alias1024
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?
Replies: 11
Views: 4966

Re: Do Boeing 737 pilots use Flaps 1 or Flaps 10 very often?

Agree with the previous two posts that flaps 10 is useful. The plane seems to descend at about 187 knots on glideslope with flaps 5 and idle thrust. Seven knots doesn’t sound like much, but if assigned 180 at a place like ORD or EWR it can start to matter for spacing.

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by Alias1024
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 9471

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

News from a couple days ago that Amazon has interest in acquiring five acres of land and building a 31,000 square foot cargo facility at ABQ. https://www.krqe.com/news/business/amazon-looking-to-expand-with-30000-square-foot-air-cargo-facility-at-sunport/ Seems likely to be a complement their fulfil...

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by Alias1024
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2532

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Brutal ending. Still, an incredible season for a team that wasn’t expected to do much.

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by Alias1024
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2532

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.

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by Alias1024
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2532

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Aaron747 wrote:
At no time should anyone feel sorry for the Dodgers...like ever. Except for Vin Scully Day...that’s an exception.


I did say ‘almost’ :)

Agreed on Vin Scully.

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by Alias1024
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 62
Views: 2532

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Agreed on the one game playoff. Such a dumb idea. Glad the Giants managed to avoid it, but I ALMOST feel sorry for the Dodgers having to play in it after winning 106 games.

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