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by BWI757
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 70964

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

What object near a runway or taxiway would be tall enough to hit by the sharklet? I am having a tough time imagining a sign that tall anywhere at an airport. The only other explanation I can think of is the aircraft leaving the ground and then going sideways but that seems extremely unlikely. I hav...

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by BWI757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin reconfigurations and MTOW
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Cabin reconfigurations and MTOW

Thank you both for the explanation

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by BWI757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin reconfigurations and MTOW
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Cabin reconfigurations and MTOW

The ongoing discussion about the reconfiguration of the AA 737-800 fleet to 172 seats is the catalyst MTOW for this aircraft variant is 79,000 kg. Are the new slimline lighter seats designed as a kg to kg trade-off for each heavier seat removed? But then how do they factor in the extra passenger/lug...

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by BWI757
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Double diversion LY8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Double diversion LY8?

More details on the diversion and how EL AL followed up are in these threads on the Dans Deals forum. The comments are not-aviation related so can be skipped This one is about the diversion https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/el-al-diverts-flight-8-jfk-tel-aviv-twice-shamef...

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by BWI757
Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25605

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

can't believe it is so difficult and expensive to do so if we have numbers of cams installed on the tail; front wheels etc.


Wheeltug has Taxicam in development:
http://www.wheeltug.gi/pr/pr_20180502.php

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by BWI757
Tue May 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4414

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

Another photo shows lettering on the door of truck, but I cant make it out. Was it WN equipment or airport owned?

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by BWI757
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 787 tow accident @ YYZ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

AC 787 tow accident @ YYZ?

Last night an AC 787 (one of the newer ones judging by the paint scheme) was under tow @ YYZ when the tug apparently jackknifed under the aircraft due to weather conditions. Tow crew is safe and unhurt. I didn't see anything posted in the forum about this - does anyone know what tail number was invo...

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by BWI757
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 nosegear retraction video
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: 737 nosegear retraction video

Ikolkyo,

Sorry, I should of clarified. The video I posted shows the view from inside the wheel well. I am looking for a similar view from inside the nosewheel well.

I did see the one you posted, thank you!

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by BWI757
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 nosegear retraction video
Replies: 2
Views: 929

737 nosegear retraction video

Hello, I have found lots of 737 GoPro type videos from the inside of the main landing gear showing extension and retraction, like this one: https://youtu.be/C3IKvjjGwDg However, I cannot find anything similar for 737 nosegear extension/retraction. All my searches turn up either nosegear collapses or...

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by BWI757
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN plane skids down taxiway @ BWI
Replies: 5
Views: 832

WN plane skids down taxiway @ BWI

WBAL-TV reporting http://www.wbaltv.com/article/plane-slides-on-bwi-marshall-taxiway-while-preparing-to-depart/16672307 LINTHICUM, Md. — A plane preparing to depart Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Wednesday morning slid on the taxiway before takeoff. A Southwest Airlines...

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by BWI757
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Global Listing of Aviation/Space Museums?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Global Listing of Aviation/Space Museums?

Hello, Just came back home to Baltimore after a fantastic father/son "aviation pilgrammage" to the Museum of Flight, Boeing (including a morning of spotting at KPAE) and other aviation-related museums in the area. (I though MoF outclassed Udvar-Hazy in several areas). Is there a global lis...

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by BWI757
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Grand Aviation Tour Of North Korea Oct 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 29031

RE: The Grand Aviation Tour Of North Korea Oct 2012

First! Read this as you posted section by section!

As always, fantastic reading!

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by BWI757
Tue May 15, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First & Last Time On Air Asia Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 31
Views: 25541

RE: First & Last Time On Air Asia Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur

That magazine is a riot. Looks like something out of Airplane!

BWI757

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by BWI757
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell Salmon-Thirty-Salmon!
Replies: 28
Views: 9870

RE: Farewell Salmon-Thirty-Salmon!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Was that "-Mark"? I always won...

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by BWI757
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell Salmon-Thirty-Salmon!
Replies: 28
Views: 9870

RE: Farewell Salmon-Thirty-Salmon!

I cant seem to find the trip report from the <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> pilot who posted it (I believe he "self deleted" himself and some postings due to a brouhaha about taking pics from the cockpit below 10K ft), but he was in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - Internat...

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by BWI757
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PAN PAN PAN
Replies: 31
Views: 16290

RE: PAN PAN PAN

Where did the MAYDAY and PAN terms originate from?

BWI757

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by BWI757
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest "downtime" On A Route.
Replies: 20
Views: 5372

RE: Longest "downtime" On A Route.

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by BWI757
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help KELPkid Decorate Jr's Room W/planes :)
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

RE: Help KELPkid Decorate Jr's Room W/planes :)

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by BWI757
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Reg Numbers
Replies: 22
Views: 4609

RE: Southwest Reg Numbers

Excellent. Thank you very much for all the info

BWI757

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by BWI757
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Reg Numbers
Replies: 22
Views: 4609

Southwest Reg Numbers

I was spotting at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> while waiting for a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight, and noticed the following different registration patterns: NxxxSW NxxxWN And, it seems ...

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by BWI757
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid El Al, Stick To Reliable Arilines.
Replies: 21
Views: 8880

RE: Avoid El Al, Stick To Reliable Arilines.

Par for the course on Matmid. I don't know a soul who's been able to redeem ANY mileage with them.


BWI757

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by BWI757
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 76
Views: 9024

RE: Now, If You Landed On A Conveyor Belt...

Another problem to consider: f there was a cow on the belt when the aircraft landed on it, we'd have a heck of a mess since the cow would be drawn under the wheels and damage the gear. At least all that would need to be done is to hit the "forward" switch on the belt and dump the aircraft off the ru...

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by BWI757
Mon May 19, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions About Sleeping In Airports?
Replies: 17
Views: 15776

RE: Questions About Sleeping In Airports?

From what I remember, while the airport is open 24/7 I recall that the concourses have rolldown gates that go down, and there are lots of vacuum cleaners running around making lost of noise. The observation deck my be your best bet since there are rocking chairs and flat benches, maybe if you hide b...

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by BWI757
Tue May 06, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A Ramp Or CSR Legally Sit On Jumpseat?
Replies: 138
Views: 10371

RE: Can A Ramp Or CSR Legally Sit On Jumpseat?

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by BWI757
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Did The Word "roger" Come From?
Replies: 48
Views: 17089

RE: Where Did The Word "roger" Come From?

Correct. From the documentary archive: <i>Murdock : We have clearance Clarence. Oever : Roger, Roger. What's our Vector Victor? Tower : Tower's radio clearance, over! Oever : That's Clarence Oever! Oever. Tower : Roger. Murdock : Huh? Tower : Roger, over </i> Note that the word "affirmative" is not ...

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by BWI757
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Did The Word "roger" Come From?
Replies: 48
Views: 17089

RE: Where Did The Word "roger" Come From?

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by BWI757
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sun Therapy In Asia Part 1: BA & Jetstar
Replies: 11
Views: 7928

RE: Sun Therapy In Asia Part 1: BA & Jetstar

Nice report!

What's with the gold wheelchairs, is that actually a cafe with wheelchairs as seats??

BWI757

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by BWI757
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North American Airlines BWI-JFK Y-class (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 14970

RE: North American Airlines BWI-JFK Y-class (pics)

Damm, thanks for that report. I had no idea the fares were SO cheap to JFK (and still are!). Right near my parent's cheaper than the train or driving!

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by BWI757
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: As Low As You Can Go: CX Y - HKG-LAX
Replies: 100
Views: 30703

RE: As Low As You Can Go: CX Y - HKG-LAX

Brilliant! Vestiges of your SIA comedy abound!

BWI757

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by BWI757
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened To These A.netters...
Replies: 217
Views: 8752

RE: Whatever Happened To These A.netters...

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by BWI757
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slick Pilot Loses Entire Prop, Lands Hoover Style
Replies: 40
Views: 6078

RE: Slick Pilot Loses Entire Prop, Lands Hoover Style

For all those who will participate in the next 2H4 "Identify This" contest, take note  Smile

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by BWI757
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?
Replies: 19
Views: 9033

RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

How did the manufacturers determine that the particular tone/frequency of the chime was the correct one? Try a whole bunch until someone determined the correct one? Also, to my untrained ear the chimes sound the same on A & B products, but are they?

Thanks

BWI757

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by BWI757
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WHY Is The 777 Tail Shaped With A Vertical Pinch?
Replies: 30
Views: 11665

RE: WHY Is The 777 Tail Shaped With A Vertical Pin

Based on the above info, I wondered then if there was a specific reason for the exhaust to be positioned on the left side of the aircraft - is that based on the internal position of the APU or did someone flip a coin? <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" s...

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by BWI757
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatcher Priviledges?
Replies: 46
Views: 5082

RE: Dispatcher Priviledges?

Sorry to chime in late here, what is CASS? I can then say I learned something new today

Thanks

BWI757

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by BWI757
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Flight Diverted To PDX Due To Mile High Club.
Replies: 78
Views: 19706

RE: LAS Flight Diverted To PDX Due To Mile High Club.

Um, Mic - did you notice what appeared UNDER the statement?

OPNLguy is spot-on as usual

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by BWI757
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animal Rights Group Against Removal Of Cats @ JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Animal Rights Group Against Removal Of Cats @ JFK

From today's NY Times: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/nyregion/26cats.html?ref=nyregion" target=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/nyregion/26cats.html?ref=nyregion</a> <i>To the alarm of cat rescue groups, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has started rounding up feral...

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by BWI757
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Server Migration - Bug Report Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 5585

RE: Server Migration - Bug Report Thread

Status update follows:


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by BWI757
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Server Migration - Bug Report Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 5585

RE: Server Migration - Bug Report Thread

Attempting to access civil-av, getting reply "Sorry No Hits"

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by BWI757
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Facts About AC You May Not Know.
Replies: 60
Views: 12590

RE: Facts About AC You May Not Know.

First airline to use toothpaste as inspiration for new livery

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by BWI757
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Treacher Collins Syndrome Trip: DL SFO-ATL-BWI RT
Replies: 3
Views: 6332

RE: Treacher Collins Syndrome Trip: DL SFO-ATL-BWI RT

Welcome to Maryland and it looks like we treated you well! Glad to see that you made a decision on where to continue your studies. Northrop Grumman has a large radar testing facility at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>. W...

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by BWI757
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Things To Bad At Northwest Airlines?
Replies: 79
Views: 10091

RE: Why Are Things To Bad At Northwest Airlines?

Can someone please provide a link to the video for those of us behind firewalls/content filters? Thanks

BWI757

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by BWI757
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air Safety Video
Replies: 29
Views: 10324

RE: Tower Air Safety Video

For those of us who have content-filter blocking (thus whacking the embedded movie), can someone please provide a link as well?

Thanks

BWI757

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by BWI757
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Am. West Pilot Report #6 - The Near Miss
Replies: 43
Views: 29177

RE: Am. West Pilot Report #6 - The Near Miss

HAL,

I remember your first report on this very well, and you did say then that at some point, once the NTSB report was concluded, that you could comment further. You additional details now are very much appreciated

BWI757

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by BWI757
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Looks To U.S. Market To Help Restore Demand
Replies: 36
Views: 5702

RE: El Al Looks To U.S. Market To Help Restore Demand

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by BWI757
Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With Getting BA FF Miles Reinstated
Replies: 0
Views: 1915

Help With Getting BA FF Miles Reinstated

Greetings fellow a-netters, My parents in the US have accumulated 100K on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> over the past 5-6 years, mostly through the use of their various <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>-branded credit cards. Per <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acrony...

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by BWI757
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NWA MDW-MSP-MDW(Part 1) With Pics!
Replies: 7
Views: 5212

RE: NWA MDW-MSP-MDW(Part 1) With Pics!

Hee Hee! I love that picture in your profile link: <a href="http://www.geocities.com/miranova42/me_in_767cockpit.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://www.geocities.com/miranova42/me_in_767cockpit.jpg" width=650 height=434 alt="http://www.geocities.com/miranova42/me_in_767cockpit.jpg" border=0></a> "<...

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by BWI757
Tue May 22, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pink 757 @ Jsoh @ Andrews
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

Delta Pink 757 @ Jsoh @ Andrews

I was at the Joint Services Open House on Sunday and was very surprised to see the Delta Breast Cancer Awareness 757 parked on the ramp! It was open for cabin tours, but I've been on plenty of 757's  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <br><center><font color="#EEEEE...

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by BWI757
Tue May 08, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Choosing Seats,then Meals,then Bags-what Next?
Replies: 11
Views: 2836

RE: 1st Choosing Seats,then Meals,then Bags-what N

I've got a few: Charge a.netters $10 for window seats. $25 for window seats at the rear of the aircraft $20 per go-around or aborted takeoff $5 cockpit visit fee $3.50 menu card fee $5 aircraft photography fee (free from grimy terminal windows) $2.50 charge per "incidental" call center inquiry (airc...

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by BWI757
Wed May 02, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexicana Stops BWI-MEX
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Mexicana Stops BWI-MEX

From the Baltimore Sun: <i>After just a year and a half, Mexicana Airlines says that it is suspending service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Mexico City today. It's the second time that the airline has launched <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - Internatio...

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by BWI757
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shorts Skyvan/330/360 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 5086

RE: Shorts Skyvan/330/360 Question

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