I can't believe the P-3 isn't mentioned. There are tons of them flying as tankers and being converted and for one big reason. They have bombay doors and the conversion is much easier. They don't need a 10,000 foot runway and are a very nimble aircraft. There are also lots of them available as the wo...Jump to post
A question: The 777 and 777X planes are thoroughly modern in most ways, and lend themselves to updating. The MAX is not, and in a number of ways requires kludges to function. And when the kludge does not work, the work around may require multiplying kludges. That seems to me sufficient to say the t...Jump to post
North Central Airlines CV-580 training circa 1975. A lot of training flights at Farmington, MN and a few at St. Paul, MN. An interesting flight at STP I had flown first and went back and sat in a passenger seat and on the takeoff the right engine feathered after liftoff. The student did his checklis...Jump to post
CV-580 in ORD (mid 1970s) an elderly lady went down to the ramp to board through the plane's air-stairs, but somehow got confused and went around to the other side and sat on the belt loader and ended up in the forward baggage compartment (on main level.) Luckily there was a door from the baggage co...Jump to post
How much would it cost to bring it up to Air Force 1 specs?Jump to post
Denver built a 16,000' runway. Photo on p. 45 of the SLC master plan looks like there'd be plenty of room at SLC to extend one or both parallel 16-34 runways to that length, to the north. So why not just extend an SLC runway to 16,000'? Could that deal with the range / weight penalty problem for mo...Jump to post
I am going to take a guess at this. Go into the database and look up F-27 N31HG. It appears to have a lot of blue surfaces. I cannot find who the owner of the aircraft is, so her are my guesses: 1) It belonged to Howard Hughes along with the hangar 2) It is the original Dept of Energy hangar that i...Jump to post
Hmmmm? BBC no one will get that confused.Jump to post
I can't see Delta tucking tail and run. They have a good hub in SEA (not as good as AS) and already Asia flights with a rapidly growing FF base. DL could lower their fares on competing AA routes and see who cries Uncle first. My guess it'd be AA.Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:It's TC-IZK, a -86J.
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 10/photo/1
After the Republic - Hughes Airwest merger I bid into LAS base as a DC-9 FO and after a couple of months I noticed a fairly high number of Captains wore a hearing aid in their left ear. I asked and was told their hearing loss was from the "Whistle Pig" flying (F-27.)Jump to post
Answer to the OP. Long, longer, and ridiculously long.Jump to post
I javen't seen or heard of this, but wouldn't the A220 be a great biz jet? I'd appreciate your thoughts.Jump to post
To solve the wingspan problem, how about a small wing attached to the top of the fuselage? A bi-plane. I'm sure there are many experts/knowledgeable people on this board that can comment and I look forward to their posts.Jump to post
Would the A330's be too old for DL? Silly question.Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Prime candidate for some 717s, once Delta starts to get rid of em.
Part of the business case will be the decision of where will the 797 be built. I think it's likely that Boeing is already engaged in talks for tax breaks, construction and land discounts, as well as job creation incentives with some strong non-disclosure agreements in place. That will be a huge dri...Jump to post
They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max.Jump to post
After the A380 is gone they will use them for B747s. Oh, wait. Guess not.Jump to post
StudiodeKadent wrote:KFTG wrote:How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"?
Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost.
All it would need is a MCAS.Jump to post
Throughout 2019, Virgin have now announced and launched new route to: London Heathrow - Las Vegas (Starts 31 March 2019) Manchester - Los Angeles (Starts 26 May 2019) London Heathrow - Tel Aviv (Starts 25 September 2019) This makes it the fourth new route in a year - plus a few more rumoured in 202...Jump to post
The amount of infrastructure changes made at airports to accommodate higher wings and engines for something of this scale would be more than or the same as the Airbus A380. I can't imagine many airlines wanting to redesign hangars and maintenance areas for something like this anytime soon. YES, I u...Jump to post
Hope it gets some new paint.Jump to post
jetero wrote:Oooooooooooooo I love it.
Northwest Airlines was ultra-modern and corrupted poor innocent Delta.
sunking737 wrote:Gee that's the same photo I saw yesterday. Folks will complain about it like all the other airlines, that have come out the last couple of years. ITs WAY BETTER then the current UAL
CALTECH wrote:jumbojet wrote:article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?
But still a heavier load than the Delta 787-9 flying the same route.
How is that concept working for WOW and Iccelandair?Jump to post
The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies Ah, you are a DL spy! :o AS, WN, B6, etc could not participate because they are narro...Jump to post
Wonder when they realized they were running way over their projected fuel burn. It is hard to believe it all of a sudden happened the last hour before landing. If they overflew Fiji (NAN) with it's 11,500' runway they may have some explaining to do. No one wants to make an extra stop but you've got ...Jump to post
Typically on my flights from Japan to the US there was often a large fleet of Japanese fishing boats 600-800 miles off the coast. Hundreds of them following the schools of fish. I don't remember red and green lights but lots of white lights.Jump to post