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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Re: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Naïve question: Four aboard when doing some edge testing seems like at least two too many?


It is my understanding the additional 2 onboard were part of the crew testing. They may have been monitoring computer data perhaps?

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56231

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

I'm a fire fighter with some knowledge of ARFF operations in a major US city. Nothing moves without clearance...even emergency vehicles. You are typically given clearance to a hold short point for further clearance or, there is occasions when the responding companies are given clearance direct to t...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to talk about.....old airlines!
Replies: 256
Views: 24688

Re: Time to talk about.....old airlines!

ozark1 wrote:
When I joined this site, years ago, this is the type of thread that i thought Airliners was all about. No hateful comments, no sarcasm, no criticism, just fun! I look forward to more.


Yes!! I miss those days!

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to talk about.....old airlines!
Replies: 256
Views: 24688

Re: Time to talk about.....old airlines!

Anyone remember Legend Airlines? I think that airline was ahead of it's time. I could see their model working well today. If my memory serves me correct, I believe they had a hell of a legal/competition battle with AA? I wanted to fly on them so bad, but I never got the chance. They had impeccable s...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1580
Views: 333284

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any startup will go through a phase like this. The employees are pumped on building their brand, and succeeding as the underdog, and naysayers will pick them apart. It’s a story as old as the industry. I, for one, like to see a new airline giving it a go. There certainly is a lot of luck required t...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 291043

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Fantastic, but IMO they really should’ve de-emphasized the giant grey Alaska titles. Agreed. My one complaint with retro jets from airline acquisitions is the surviving carrier putting their titles on the jet. See AA. Take what we can get. I’m just glad there will be meatball. Yes!! I agree! And th...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56231

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

I am shocked this can happen even with today's technology and safety protocols. Perhaps it will be a requirement that all aircraft movements need to be stopped when fire is responding to an incident? I mean, complete airport stoppage during emergency vehicle movements? . UIO has installed traffic l...

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by F9Animal
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56231

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

I can't even wrap my brain around what the pilots saw, and even the fire crew saw in those last few seconds. The pilots couldn't really do anything at that point, as an attempt to swerve at that speed would have likely been more catastrophic. Even if the captain had attempted to move the nosegear to...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 198
Views: 38435

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

https://youtu.be/0HPPksRuT44
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bennett123 wrote:
Perhaps someone can confirm from the show agenda.

Were the B17 and P63 part of the same show item.


Yes. I just attached an older video of the show they perform. They had a mix of all kinds of war birds performing.

https://youtu.be/0HPPksRuT44

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 198
Views: 38435

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

mga707 wrote:
Anyone hear how many were in the B-17? Assume the flight crew (2 or 3) and someone to handle the pyrotechnics?


Latest I heard was 5 on the B-17.

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 198
Views: 38435

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

For those curious to see how the show is supposed to be. I just learned that the show was indeed called, "Tora Tora Tora." The performance was incredible. Everyone at the show was silent, and in awe when I saw it. The men and women who do these shows are incredible. They give their all to ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 198
Views: 38435

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

From what I can remember, this particular performance we are seeing is part of a pyrotechnic display. I saw it several years ago at McChord Air base in Washington. This is a reenactment of a battle in WWII. The performance is nowhere near the spectators. The show I saw was called, "Tora Tora To...

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by F9Animal
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17407

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

I am going to assume the air pressure was too much to get the cockpit escape hatch open since the forward part of the plane was under water? That doesn’t make any sense. Escape hatches swing inwards; the water pressure would be greater than any residual air pressure. Should swing right open. I forg...

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by F9Animal
Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17407

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

For anyone still curious about the whole pilot situation, this article crushes my heart. The rumors about the pilots being alive was real. I am going to assume the air pressure was too much to get the cockpit escape hatch open since the forward part of the plane was under water? https://www.bbc.com/...

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by F9Animal
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17407

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

https://fb.watch/gG96jO1fn1/ Wrekage pull out of the lake Looking at that wreckage extracted from the lake I could see why. R.i.p. to those that perished The first section of the fuselage and the cockpit were completely destroyed. One year before retirement...what a sad twist of fate... R.I.P. A lo...

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by F9Animal
Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498271

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

You think having a certificate of mental sanity is going to actually filter anyone out or stop someone from committing suicide? think again! Out of all the previous cases of pilot suicide the Germanwings crash was the only one where the individual had prior history of diagnosed mental health proble...

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by F9Animal
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-100 in all Business Config Question
Replies: 33
Views: 8863

Re: A220-100 in all Business Config Question

The A221 would make a great sports charter aircraft in an all biz configuration A A221 is too small for most sports teams in an all biz configuration. Depends on the sports team too. A football team would definitely be challenged to carry 1/4 of the cargo needed on a 220. Heck, we had a difficult t...

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by F9Animal
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498271

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

It's hard to get that steep of a descent without deliberate actions from someone in the cockpit. https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/black-box-on-china-eastern-flight-indicates-intentional-act/ So at this point, it's likely a suicide. As for the "frosty" relations China has with other nations, ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1913
Views: 415178

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

This is a rumor so take it with a grain of salt and heavy skepticism I heard that DL might dehub SeaTac. How is that hub performing for Delta? Considering they're already increasing TPAC flights from SEA, this would be surprising. https://news.delta.com/delta-adds-second-seoul-service-december-comp...

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by F9Animal
Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000
Replies: 171
Views: 50030

Re: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000

FLALEFTY wrote:
Delta has open orders for 20 more A350-900s. It is possible that those may be converted to the A350-1000 variants.


Based on the potential growth and Asia beginning to reopen, I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to just order them outright.

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 15825

Re: Deltas Old A320s

As with any older aircraft, things can break. Delta does a fine job of keeping their planes maintained. Delta isn't the only airline flying old A320's.

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 54
Views: 9173

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

Punched the flight attendant in the back of the head! Scum of the earth! Makes my blood boil! It's time to arm flight attendants with tasers.

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC
Replies: 13
Views: 3798

Re: Citation gear up, fiery landing at PSC

https://youtu.be/PatbuuW-x54
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Can anyone confirm if this is the plane? Sounds like they do some special work for people around the area. Thankful everyone is okay.

https://youtu.be/PatbuuW-x54

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Races Crash
Replies: 30
Views: 7584

Re: Reno Air Races Crash

These pilots do not wear G suits. It appears to be a G-LOC situation. The course design for the jets has a G limit of 5, but the accident pilot would have experienced higher G’s due to his maneuvering to stay on course etc. The fact the aircraft “flew itself” into the ground without any apparent at...

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by F9Animal
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to announce new manufacturing complex
Replies: 27
Views: 5730

Re: De Havilland to announce new manufacturing complex

This is a dying company until and unless they can develop a new aircraft. I don't think this will end well. I don't think this is a win for Calgary given who is being attracted. Hope tax dollars didn't go to this. I would think they have plans to develop a new plane. I mean, it's the only logical r...

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by F9Animal
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 33
Views: 8479

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

If you read their announcement, their biggest headaches are internationally and the domestic ground business. "FedEx Express results were particularly impacted by macroeconomic weakness in Asia and service challenges in Europe, leading to a revenue shortfall in this segment of approximately $5...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 291043

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

QX Q400 N439QX ferried from PDX to VCV for retirement. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N439QX Thank you for the constant fleet updates! :D It appears the retirement of the Q400s is accelerating, right on schedule... I'm glad I got to experience flying onboard the Q from SEA to PDX. I wa...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1937
Views: 401494

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Last one I flew on the 1A call button was broken and wouldn't stop chiming mid flight. Thankfully it was a short flight because it got old quick. Same aircraft also had a wall panel that was hanging off and some wires were hanging off the seat in front of the emergency exit that I'm pretty sure sho...

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 102
Views: 22311

Re: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023

Does anyone know how many PSA flight attendants were based in SFO in their prime? And Air Cal? Such a sad ending to this base, especially since AA had taken over both of those airlines. It's almost like AA bought these airlines just to dismantle them. TWA is another one. I am willing to bet most of ...

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by F9Animal
Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 142
Views: 38471

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Praying SAS is able to make it through this and emerge strong.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 25508

Re: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

yyztpa2 wrote:
From FR24, notice the turn toward the right and VNT a few minutes before the plane started the spiral downward


I suspect the turn was likely caused when the plane exhausted all it's fuel. Likely one of the engines that stopped producing power caused the turn.

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by F9Animal
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mutiny Bay (near Seattle) DHC-3 Otter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 13637

Re: Mutiny Bay (near Seattle) DHC-3 Otter crash

Noshow wrote:
The FAA has the registration as turboprop powered. Just to be clear please: It was NOT converted to batteries and electric engine?


No, the aircraft was not converted to electric or batteries. 100% turboprop powered.

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by F9Animal
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man stole a plane 03SEP22 and threatened to crash it into a Walmart
Replies: 63
Views: 10565

Re: Man stole a plane this morning and is threatening to crash it into a Walmart

Just woke up to this and thought I was dreaming. Thank God he didn't hurt anyone, or himself. Anyone wanna bet the Air Force was close by, ready to take the plane out?

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by F9Animal
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1913
Views: 415178

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Looks like DL is ending SLC-ANC this month. This route seems to come and go year after year. My guess is DL would rather route most connecting traffic to ANC through its SEA hub. AS flew SLC-ANC Saturday only this summer. Maybe this will open the door for them to expand on this service. Pretty sure...

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by F9Animal
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Pilots Physically Fight in the Cockpit
Replies: 66
Views: 16382

Re: Air France Pilots Physically Fight in the Cockpit

Its on BBC also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62712278 Its a pity they are only suspended. They should be fired and banned from every flying again along with massive fines. Its bad enough assaulting each other but with innocents - hundreds of them - sitting behind you in the tube entrusti...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates
Replies: 31
Views: 6212

Re: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates

Is it possible that Mesa is seeing a positive cash flow from it's Cargo operation, and is able to help subsidize the regional operation? I can imagine Mesa is poised to grow its cargo division. 4 DHL branded 737s flying cargo, versus 137 flying E175s and CRJ9s - unless they are flying the finest He...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates
Replies: 31
Views: 6212

Re: Mesa Gives Pilots Industry Leading Pay Rates

Is it possible that Mesa is seeing a positive cash flow from it's Cargo operation, and is able to help subsidize the regional operation? I can imagine Mesa is poised to grow its cargo division.

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sterling Airways (United States) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 7282

Re: Wayne Heller's Sterling Airways Recieves Part 121 Cert, Approval to start Scheduled Ops.

Sterling FINALLY got FAA approval to begin Aleutian service using the Saab 2000. Chartered service will begin immediately, and an announcement on scheduled service and routes will be released this fall. (18 Aug) https://flyaleutian.com/2022/08/aleutian-airways-receives-faa-approval-to-begin-flying/...

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by F9Animal
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 31
Views: 7165

Re: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence

Where were you flying from and to? I have flown the 190 about 20 times and always had pleasant experiences on the type. Flown in the 175 over 100 times and had similar experiences. Didn't notice anything like you described.

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by F9Animal
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13564

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Does the demise of Aha (and parent Expressjet) open key opportunities for carriers such as Avelo (who could use expansion on the West Coast), or Breeze (who conceivably could expand here more organically, on their own) or Allegiant (who has a similar business model, and via partnering with hotels/d...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American
Replies: 122
Views: 20289

Re: 40-60 Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to Fly for American

I noticed a few mentions that UA could backfill by having GoJet grow and fill in the gaps. But!! Where will they find the pilots to achieve this goal? Even Skywest is in a pinch to fill those missing cockpit seats. I am happy for Air Wisconsin! I was concerned about their business model after UA not...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller

I had to dispatch a Fairchild Metro in the mid 1990's by myself. The ground power was behind the #2 engine. My coworker had called out, so it wasn't abnormal to do it all on a flight. Signaled to the pilots to start their engines, and then the pilot gives me the disconnect signal and remove chalk s...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13564

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Can anyone explain to me why UA chose Commutair over ExpressJet to be the sole E145 operator? UA(/CO) and ExpressJet were always so close, and ExpressJet always seemed like a more quality operation to me than Commutair. Cost, and more specifically pilots. ExpressJet was very senior compared to Comm...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Airport Worker Killed By Spinning Propeller

I had to dispatch a Fairchild Metro in the mid 1990's by myself. The ground power was behind the #2 engine. My coworker had called out, so it wasn't abnormal to do it all on a flight. Signaled to the pilots to start their engines, and then the pilot gives me the disconnect signal and remove chalk si...

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by F9Animal
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 82
Views: 13564

Re: Expressjet/aha! Files for Bankruptcy

Sad!!! Such a harsh time to get an airline flying too. They had alot going against them from the start. Fuel prices screamed suddenly, just as people were getting back on planes again. That alone has to be a hit in the guy of a new startup. Sadly, I think the timing was not ripe, and it was rushed I...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1533
Views: 321100

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Disagree to agree. Simple as that. Many times on this forum, the moderators state that facts need to be shown to backup factual claims, especially when Cobalt uses the word, “everyone”. This is clearly one of those in my opinion. I’ll wait patiently for Cobalt to share what info there is. I know a ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 161
Views: 27874

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

I would think the industry would go with the highest state requirements to maintain compliance across the US? I haven't taken the time to read California's rest rules, and I will admit I know very little about the rest requirements needed for crews at a Federal Level. But, as a CDL driver myself, I ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1533
Views: 321100

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

If Cobalt is going to make that kind of statement, it needs to be backed up with facts to show, or don’t state it at all. I’m calling Cobalt out on this statement and now the backpedaling is starting. Not smart on Cobalt’s part, especially if indeed there is some type of insider info working for B6...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 30463

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

I would be curious to see the toxicology reports from the PIC of the 340. I mean, his flying was pretty questionable for that approach. Then again, could there have been a medical issue perhaps? Listening to the audio I had a feeling the pilot of the 340 was slurring his words a bit. Definitely did...

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by F9Animal
Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 30463

Re: 2 Cessnas Collide At KWVI, 3 Believed Dead

180 kts at the airport fence?! It's totally crazy...the only possible reprieve one can grant the 340 driver was that perhaps he had an airspeed instrumentation issue....but even so, with that much time in type, you'd think he'd realize things out the window were zipping by as he descended the last ...

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