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by n797mx
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER: 50 Years Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: EMBRAER: 50 Years Anniversary

Happy 50 years from those of us at Envoy HQ!

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by n797mx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6537

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

I cant think of any. With the exception of an earthquake, all of the other events would be predicted and the aircraft would just not be flown into the effected areas. You can't really identify and fly your plane out in the event of a tsunami or tornado in most cases. Any kind of predictions would o...

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by n797mx
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6973

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O If that is the case, he was ve...

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by n797mx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9343

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

I don't know what Zaha Hadid Architects are smoking, but I want some of it.

The only one that looks semi achievable is the Foster + Partners one, and that still seems a bit far fetched to me. Reminds me of PIT with the X terminal.

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by n797mx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6834

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

I don't see how they are going to pull it off for the return flights. The -175 are weight restricted by 15 seats as it is. Even with CFM engines, sharklets, and ideal conditions, does the A319 have the performance?

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by n797mx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3146

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

Isn't Skytrax a joke anyway? I wouldn't say a joke, but they def have biases. For example: Air Koryo is their only one star airline. I've never flown them, but everyone I know that has says they are actually quite decent. I know that's a more extreme example, but they put most their airlines in the...

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by n797mx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 8496

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

FlyBe has always been a poor performer. They need to dump the ATRs and continue dumping the E195s. The E175 isn't the best for their routes either, but it works on the longer haul flights.

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by n797mx
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace American's A333s?
Replies: 29
Views: 6656

Re: American Airlines A330

I think the -200s have a lot more life in them than you'd think. The -300s were first delivered in '00 with the -200s being delivered almost 10 years later. Not that it makes a huge difference, but the -300s are also PW powered, which after the MD-80 leaves this year would leave it the only one in t...

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by n797mx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5170

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/

Aeroflot 593 crash due to the pilots letting his kid at the controls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593
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That time AS hit a fish mid flight
https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/

Aeroflot 593 crash due to the pilots letting his kid at the controls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593

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by n797mx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

Re: Corsair sold to Intro Aviation

Looking at Intro Aviation's history of airlines isn't too promising...

dba, LTU, Intersky, VLM... It was nice knowing you Corsair. :duck:

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by n797mx
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9393

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

Sooo... Where do the sick bags go? And where do I put my trash for other passengers to find three flights later?

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by n797mx
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387483

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Uncommanded thrust reverser activation perhaps? Defiantly not. In the way T/R deployment is done...No I was just thinking of the Lauda Air crash back in the 90's. IIRC there was an AD issued to solve that problem That's a very small oil/fuel slick... did they have a malfunction and run out of fuel?...

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by n797mx
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7871

Re: AA announces upbeat Q4 2018 earnings

https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/st ... dccd513147


Anyone have an actual date/flight for MD-80 retirement? I know it's planned for September, but not the actual date. I'd love to get on it.
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RicFlyer wrote:


Anyone have an actual date/flight for MD-80 retirement? I know it's planned for September, but not the actual date. I'd love to get on it.

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by n797mx
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30093

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Didn't AS just cut DAL flights to -175 aircraft just a few months ago? Now they're expanding?

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by n797mx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12847

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

I'm surprised there is not an FMS or EICAS message either specifically for no fuel set, or saying the route planned is not possible with the fuel number entered. There is. You get an EICAS advisiory message saying "FMC Message", where you look to the FMC and see it says "Insufficent ...

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by n797mx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17061

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Since Viking is also acquiring the q100 to 400 series could this possibly result in the 37 seater and 50 seater q-series production lines reopening(with some improvements made to the designs). I'm sure Viking is more open to the idea of a niche market and slower sales. Would be great to see a new 3...

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by n797mx
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8960

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

"Enjoy Air"...? Just kidding... :D (edit: post was fixed) Anyhow, where are most Envoy E175s stationed at? DFW? I know Compass is at LAX, so probably not there... DFW right now. The ones coming online starting this month to next year will probably be ORD to phase out the CRJs. This order ...

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by n797mx
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noise of new generation aircraft.
Replies: 26
Views: 4961

Re: Noise of new generation aircraft.

Lufthansa wrote:
What is even more odd is they seperate the A321NEO and the A320NEO.


I can't say much about the NEO yet, but with the CEO there is a noticible difference. I'd go almost as far to say the A321 is right up there with the MD-80 on takeoff.

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by n797mx
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6281

Re: European aviation crisis

Norwegian and Iceland Air aren't going anywhere imo.

FlyBe, on the other hand. Considering they've spent a majority of the last few years in the red with their earnings, and their years with earnings have been small, I don't know how they've stayed afloat this long.

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by n797mx
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No ULCC at YOW?
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Why No ULCC at YOW?

Because its cheaper and easier to go to PBG for a US vacation trip. Spirit and Allegiant fly out of PBG to most vacation destinations anyone who would use an LLC would need.

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by n797mx
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?

There is no requirement, but when I was an agent we tried to have at least one person in a row willing and able. The important part is that if someone isn't willing and able they don't obstruct the exit path.

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by n797mx
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 6371

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

sturmovik wrote:
Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?


Flight engineer position controls the throttles on takeoff I believe.

Remember the TU-154 is mostly cables with not much in the way of booster pumps, so the controls are stiff.

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by n797mx
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 38420

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/

Offically on their website.
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https://primeraair.com/about-us/corpora ... perations/

Offically on their website.

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by n797mx
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15146

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?



Here's your reason why there isn't a 50 seater replacement.

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by n797mx
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc45278&opt=0

You're not kidding
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citationjet wrote:
Aviation Herald has a video of the IB 346 hard landing on Aug 11. Definitely a very hard landing.


http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc45278&opt=0

You're not kidding

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by n797mx
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of US Startups that have been announced
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Status of US Startups that have been announced

Costa Rica Green Airways starts in Nov. Air Hollandia had a plane painted in August of '17, but it's been sitting in Maastricht since. Aura is apparently still in the works. They had $250 non refundable "keyholder" passes that I'm sure are going to be honored for early investors. Capri had...

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by n797mx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *VIDEO ONLY* Doing the impossible: Nonrev DFW-ORD in First Class on AA
Replies: 1
Views: 2352

*VIDEO ONLY* Doing the impossible: Nonrev DFW-ORD in First Class on AA

Going to be a video report. But some background info: Saturday afternoon I was planning to fly the last MD-82 for AA Sunday morning DFW-TUL-DFW. Unfortunately that night the plane was stuck in YYZ for maintenance, so the flights I was going to do ended up being swapped to an MD-83. While looking for...

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by n797mx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4056

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

canyonblue17 wrote:
Two of my favorite cargo 727s.




Does AJT still have any 727s? I think the last was ferried a few months ago.

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by n797mx
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 7997

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

https://cdn.planespotters.net/photo/779000/original/b-3322-chengdu-airlines-comac-arj21-700_PlanespottersNet_779086_134598078d.jpg Looks like a ripoff 717 to me. I wonder if this plane will reach Western markets. Which I believe it actually does use MD-90 tooling. IIRC there was supposed to be a li...

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by n797mx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130934

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

With only 2 MD-82s left I assume they'll be included in the Labor Day purge?

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by n797mx
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?
Replies: 16
Views: 2020

Re: Temporary MSN nonstops to SEA, BOS, LAX, and more...?

How does the airport handle all that extra traffic?? Looks like it must be some long wait times for luggage and rental cars etc. Seems like a major major boost in numbers. Thats alot of extra seats all on the same date. Hope these are spaced out! Yeah Delta looks like its running an extra 319 in ad...

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by n797mx
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114
Replies: 17
Views: 2499

Re: Uzbekistan Airways retires last IL-114

northstardc4m wrote:
No more ATPski? :(

So the IL-96 is the last Ilyushin Paxliner left flying?


Air Koryo still has IL-62s flying.

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by n797mx
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's white livery in the 70s
Replies: 35
Views: 7137

Re: KLM's white livery in the 70s

PH-BUF did wear the white livery. 578409 But at the time of the accident wore the blue with large cheat line. 1691159 1071939 As to why KLM is blue, the name "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V" translates to Royal Aviation Company, which blue is typically associated with royalty. (i....

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by n797mx
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Flight of the AA 737-8 MAX
Replies: 1
Views: 5643

First Flight of the AA 737-8 MAX

Going to keep this shorter, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Click the video link if you only care about the MAX flight or don't want to read. ;) This Tuesday (Nov 28) I flew down to MIA non rev. My original plan was to go BUF-DCA-MIA as it would have gotten me in the earliest, but my plan...

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by n797mx
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 8071

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

IL-62 is the largest believe. The largest strictly T-tail is the C-5. You don't see it much in large aircraft because it requires strengthening of the tail structure which adds weight and complexity. Business aircraft need T-tail since they are so low to the ground an A400/C-5 aircraft need the T-ta...

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by n797mx
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak
Replies: 35
Views: 8466

Re: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak

NZ321 wrote:
I am surprised the freighter conversion rate isn't higher.


767s are cheaper and have better economics as freighters. 777s needed floor modifications for conversion.

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by n797mx
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 15376

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

SeaDoo wrote:
I think an airport between Cincinnati and Dayton would have made sense.

They did. ILN used to be a DHL hub... :duck:

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by n797mx
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 23153

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

I would be interested in knowing why the costs are so much higher for this particular aircraft. There is a relatively small population of CF34-10E engines. Poor economies of scale. The GE CF34-10E was seen as a great engine because it was derived from the CFM56 engine, which has been an amazing eng...

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by n797mx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 13160

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

Being from BUF, I can see TATL being a possibility with Solar City about to open. Amazon is opening up a sorting facility so I can see the cargo side of things also expanding soon. Or at least upgauging some aircraft.

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by n797mx
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me identify this 737
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Re: Help me identify this 737

C-40A by chance?

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by n797mx
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 20495

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

I used to work at an airport where powerbacks were banned due to noise restrictions. They're good for saving time and resources, but the noise, exhaust, and the wear on the engines kinda killed the procedure. JT8D planes were pretty much the main ac that did them, but I've also seen 717s and a 747SP...

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by n797mx
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 18907

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-gKyWdm0kU
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The A340 was horrible for the shakes. I know some pilots who would call it the French Maraca.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-gKyWdm0kU

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by n797mx
Tue May 30, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 19733

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

It's interesting that these 772ERs don't seem to have much of a resale/reuse market outside of the Russian charterers. Is the used 772 now obsolete for new players? Is ANYONE accumulating 772 pax anymore? Outside the mentioned Air Zimbabwe and Russian charters? Just seems kind of unbelievable. Ther...

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by n797mx
Sat May 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12872

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

I 100% agree that things can be said in a nicer manner, but rules are rules, and if you fail to comply with a crewmember you are in direct violation of the regulations and should be arrested. You can get off the plane and argue all you want but once you are on the plane you can't just make up your o...

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by n797mx
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15703

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

I don't mind it. Reminds me of the old JAS livery in a way. My ugliest is still the Park Inn livery on Germanwings.

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by n797mx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 7209

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

Pick an EAS route...MCE-OAK and IPL-LAX are usually pretty open. When the 1900s were going out of CLE the leg to FKL averaged .3 pax per flight on weekdays towards the end. There were a few legs to Europe that US had that there were 10-20 pax in economy. They were mostly cargo shipping that made th...

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by n797mx
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Active Lockheed L1329 Jetstars in 2017?
Replies: 17
Views: 6035

Re: Any Active Lockheed L1329 Jetstars in 2017?

Are there any Jetstar I's around still? I saw a Saberliner with JT12s a while back and remember how the earth shook when it took off, couldn't imagine what its like with four of them on the Jetstar

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by n797mx
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300F Market Booming: 767-200F Market Dead
Replies: 8
Views: 3244

Re: 767-300F Market Booming: 767-200F Market Dead

Will we see any Dc8-73's ever return to service? Many (30+) Still reside in the desert, and more Dc8-73's are "stored" than "scrapped"! There is only one DC-8 sim left in the world, so it would be hard to train. Plus you would need a flight engineer, which most have retired by n...

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by n797mx
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 3462

Re: Swiss C Series- sudden change of aircraft

You can always call Swiss and ask "hey, I booked these flights for this reason and now this reason doesn't hold true – can I change flights?" They might say yes. Per their terms a change of aircraft isn't a valid reason and Swiss isn't a very flexible carrier to begin with. That said, CS1...

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by n797mx
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9613

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

JetBlue's transcons frequently stop in BUF for fuel when the winds get strong or the jetstream dips down. Almost every flight for a week in December stopped in BUF on its way west.

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