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by Indy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I lived near RDU for 14 months and now I am in OKC. I will still keep track of things here. Anything new going on? How is the FX construction progressing? A few new routes were announced during the pandemic: WN-STL NK-FLL I think there are 3 active FedEx projects right now 1. New sort building -Ess...

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by Indy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I lived near RDU for 14 months and now I am in OKC. I will still keep track of things here. Anything new going on? How is the FX construction progressing?

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by Indy
Thu May 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I have a feeling travel will recover faster than people expect. Fares are good and people are tired of being locked up. I could see it when I took a road trip this past weekend. Lots of cars on the road and stores seemed to be busy. Lots of people were visiting the location I went to. Not much regar...

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by Indy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162754

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

If you want to get a better indication what the real death rate is, look at Germany. They have been doing extensive testing from the beginning. They have tested more than just the very sick and dying. They've tested people who've appeared healthy and on up the chain. They've found people who didn't ...

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by Indy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1870
Views: 323152

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

No. Pax loads are a dumpster fire, think 20% or less. They are all losing their asses right now. Yeah they are losing their asses right now. Absolutely no disagreement there. But once things go back to normal, Delta will as well. But this is clearly an opportunity for Delta to try and get handouts ...

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by Indy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1870
Views: 323152

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could the Delta comments be a way of trolling for dollars from their non hub stations? When the economy and travel recovers, I don't see them staying a smaller airline. It isn't in Delta's nature. They will want that market share back. They aren't going to sit back and let an LCC come in and start t...

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by Indy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28161

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

It's as 'temporary' as the fuel surcharge introduced in 2007 to combat 'currently high fuel prices'. People should never underestimate the ability of a business to do the wrong thing where profit is concerned. I would think this has to be temporary. There would be too much blow back. Though airline...

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by Indy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Why on earth are any of you trying to downplay COVID right now? Error on the side of caution, for the sake of your family and neighbors. Error on the side of caution? Absolutely. I do that every flu season. Error on the side of panic like what you see today? Noooooo I don't know what your agenda is...

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by Indy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

If you believe we are going to lose 1-4 million in the country you are buying into the fear mongering. As testing expands, the mortality rate plummets. Remember when it first came out and it was like 10%? It was bad science because you had a limited sample of only the worst cases. But as more and mo...

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by Indy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

AaronPGH wrote:
Why on earth are any of you trying to downplay COVID right now? Error on the side of caution, for the sake of your family and neighbors.


Error on the side of caution? Absolutely. I do that every flu season. Error on the side of panic like what you see today? Noooooo

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by Indy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64161

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Mergers of airlines in the U.S. should not be allowed for some time. Merging two bad companies doesn't suddenly make one good company. Let the weak die out. The strong will swoop in to pick up the slack. If AA is so badly in debt and they cannot survive, then let them go bust. Should have happened w...

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by Indy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

A recent WSJ report paints a different picture. "But public-health scientists say the real death rate is probably lower than the current estimates. U.S. health officials suggested in another article in the New England Journal of Medicine that the death rate could be well below 1%. (Other estima...

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by Indy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

This isn't the flu. The flu doesn't have a 5-10% mortality rate And coronavirus doesn't have a 5-10% mortality rate either. That is the fear mongering taking its toll. For most people, the symptoms are mild. And just like with the flu that everyone knows and hates, the acute cases are the ones that...

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by Indy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

These movies are irrational, emotional, and panicky. None of this is being well thought out. To think you can cheat the flu season is simply idiotic. The only thing we are going to do is drag out the inevitable and do significant damage in the process. Let the virus run its course and this will all ...

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by Indy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I flew to FLL yesterday. Domestic travel sure looks healthy. The FLL airport was completely packed. The hotel was completely packed. So was my flight.

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by Indy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

If travel bans continue well past the first/earlier part of April, it could get real flippin ugly. I'm looking at Contour, Alaska's 2nd and a flight to Paris among others. And that is in one of the best case scenarios Do you honestly think this is going to last the rest of the year? I doubt it. Bol...

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by Indy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I think the unjustified hysteria will die down as the flu season comes to an end.

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by Indy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I see that work on the other side of I-70 seems to be advancing. From Google Earth I can see they are doing utility work on that side. There was an area on the NE side of where the runway is going that has been blocked off. This would be the every end of the runway. Switching to Street View using Go...

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by Indy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?

I believe they had leased a pair (or more) from Virgin Atlantic. Wouldn't those go back to Virgin?

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by Indy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camcorder Advice Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Re: Camcorder Advice Needed

I ended up going with the Sony FDR-AX700.

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182629

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182629

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Just saw a story that NC has its first infected person They were in Seattle and just returned home Wake County. This means they few SEA-RDU with a possible connection somewhere in the middle. But assume for a moment there were no connections. This means the person was in close contact with countless...

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19526

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Wow. Talk about over hyping something. But it still isn't as bad as the DFW dance troupe. :-)

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 861
Views: 81637

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I hope everyone here from the BNA area is okay. Looks like one of the Nashville area airports was pretty well destroyed. Isn't this the second time a significant tornado hit Nashville? How far was this from BNA?

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Sure people know when they have the flu - but there isn't any form to fill out saying you think you had the flu and didn't die. The mortality rate for this is 20 times that of the flu and that's not because of a statistics fluke. The WHO says we are in uncharted territory. I've noticed that since t...

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Your concept that only the worst cases are being tested is missing that the exact same logic can be applied to flu cases. A vast amount of normal flu cases also don't go to the doctor and don't get tested. All we know is the ones that are bad enough to seek medical help have a fatality rate of of a...

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by Indy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Uhhhh so far the fatality rate is 20x the flu, That’s some kind of PR team. The fact that symptoms are mild in many people is what makes it likely to spread like wildfire. Unlikely it is 20x. What you are seeing is a situation where the worst cases get tested. People who have a mild flu don't go to...

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by Indy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

You had to know that was coming. . . The more people travel around the world the more this darn thing spreads. My opinion on this is that coronavirus is just the flu with a PR team behind it. When I saw the symptoms for it listed yesterday, I was convinced most of the hype/hysteria surrounding it w...

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by Indy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16858

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

London Heathrow - Delta Summer 2021, at present: 2x ATL 1x BOS 2x DTW 1x MSP 3x JFK 1x PDX 1x SLC 1x SEA 12 daily flights would be the highest number of flights Delta have ever had at Heathrow Did DL have unused slots at LHR? Are they getting additional for the SEA flight, or is something else gett...

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by Indy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Midwestindy wrote:
2020 passenger numbers are completely up in the air at this point, this might be the most eventful aviation year in recent memory, the Network Planning teams must be in overdrive right now


Eventful in what way?

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by Indy
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

fedex1 wrote:
Think this will be a year of growth for IND, break 10 million pax?


The economy may be poised to tank so 10 mil may not happen this year.

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by Indy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camcorder Advice Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Camcorder Advice Needed

Hey everyone. I am in the market for a new camcorder. I'm looking for something that can shoot near professional quality shots. Color depth is important. Between camcorders and phones, I've had a number of recording devices. But no matter what, there was always something about the video quality that...

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by Indy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22298

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Can someone point out where it states in the contract of carriage that a passenger is entitled to recline their seat or where it states a passenger has to allow another passenger to encroach into their space. Since we all seem to be so sure about who is right and who is wrong, let's see the rules. I...

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by Indy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22298

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So let me get this straight. She is entitled to the recline feature but he isn't entitled to the space he paid for? He is entitled to whatever space the airline grants him. That includes a reclining seat in front of him. Dont like it, then pay for an upgrade. IMO the airlines should do away with re...

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by Indy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22298

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So let me get this straight. She is entitled to the recline feature but he isn't entitled to the space he paid for?

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by Indy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37927

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

see above. Pretty obvious they would not be TATL. The map was snipped because people are talking about IND and it is not even on this hypothetical long term expansion so why in the world would it come up for any short term expansion. I don't think anyone has talked about VS coming to IND. The route...

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by Indy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3060

Re: XNA (Northwest Arkansas) Aviation 2020

I do not miss the traffic in the Bentonville/Rogers area, but XNA is a really nice airport. It was a pleasure flying in and out of there. I do hope they can expand and bring in new service. Given the amount of business traffic the airport sees, do you ever see them getting a Sky Club or a club that ...

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by Indy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37927

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

If this is all based on LHR getting the 3rd runway, why is it even a discussion right now? The runway is still many years out. This article states the runway is delayed and may not finish until 2028 or 2029. So much can change between now and then. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advic...

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by Indy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

IIB this week, top int'l targets for flights are LON, MEX, and Japan For MEX to work, will it need to be mainline for cargo? Do you say LON because it could be LHR or LGW? I figured for business travel, it would be LHR. Is the IND cargo facility big enough to handle the additional cargo that would ...

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by Indy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The bottom line with NW running IND-STL is that nobody was going pay what NW was charging for a route that could be driven. All of the other factors are irrelevant. You aren't going to put butts in the seats charging and obscene fare for a trip that could easily be made driving down I-70. People wil...

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by Indy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

NW operated flights from IND to STL in 2005 on RJ'S Load factors were abysmal and this was with a full blow frequent flyer program and recognized name. http://www.itravelmag.com/travel-articles/608/ What has changed ? STL didn't work because NW was charging obscene fares for a CRJ-200 ride. Who wan...

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by Indy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

How much fuel does an E135 burn flying from IND to BNA including idle and taxi times? How much does that fuel cost? How much do we estimate they are paying for the pilots on this route? How much for flight attendant(s), ground crew, etc? That wouldn't even include any overhead, jet leases, etc.

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by Indy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm curious how Contour turns a profit given the fares they charge and the limited number of seats they can sell. Just because they've been around for a long time doesn't mean THIS model works. I mean Midwest Express was around for a long time until they became unsustainable.

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by Indy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

$1.5 million for this just seems like a trap and One Jet all over again.

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by Indy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/bu ... -airlines/
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I am inclined not be impressed by this after the One Jet debacle. Maybe they have their act together more than One Jet. I wonder if this will apply to Contour and AA in IND...

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/bu ... -airlines/

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by Indy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

https://i.imgur.com/8vymrHN.png Will also be streamed on Facebook Live. Looking like it is either an international route(s), or an economic development announcement related to an airline at IND, given the IEDC would be heavily involved in both. I see AM added MEX-DEN in the latest OAG thread. So it...

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by Indy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The quote says "nonstops"....plural

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by Indy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111187

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

LA ME has already ruled death by blunt force trauma, not indicative of incapacitation. SoCal Approach, not “.the tower” lost radar contact due to low altitude, but still had radio contact. Fine. SoCal approach lost contact. I haven't seen any evidence that there was radio communication beyond that....

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by Indy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111187

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

One story I was looking at indicated the helicopter banked left followed by a rapid descent at a rate of approximately 5,000 feet per minute. The impact was estimated at 184 mph. I have also heard a recording of the crash and you couldn't hear any obvious mechanical issues. Didn't the pilot stop res...

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by Indy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65122

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Tell us more about how the flight to Paris lowered your property tax rate. Let me tell you about economic anchors. These are things within the local economy that drive growth. The Indy 500 is an economic anchor. The Colts are as well. Had Indy landed HQ2, it would have been a huge economic anchor d...

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