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by Utah744
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers
Replies: 53
Views: 6689

Re: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers

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...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM DC 8 memory
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: KLM DC 8 memory

I was flying an Electra from LGB to YUM for DC when they were flight testing the DC-10-30s. Had lots of employees and one engineer told me that KLM had more STCs that DC. Don't know if it was fact but he said it.

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1659
Views: 313488

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

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...

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2321

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

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...

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding from the Starboard Side
Replies: 26
Views: 4931

Re: Boarding from the Starboard Side

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...

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by Utah744
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19459

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

How much would it cost to bring it up to Air Force 1 specs?

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by Utah744
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3355

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Sounds like OC has Pilgrims on their board.

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by Utah744
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61562

Re: AF retired its first A380

speedbird52 wrote:
I really want to see a video of A380 scrapping. Imagine the process breaking up such a big aircraft will be!

Like eating an elephant. One bite at a time.

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by Utah744
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52340

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

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...

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by Utah744
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG
Replies: 16
Views: 5322

Re: Hawaiian Airlines ALL 32N on HNL-OGG

cathay747 wrote:
azjubilee wrote:
These flights are not for currency.


You say that with remarkable assuredness, as if you have inside info. Care to elaborate?

Certainly not for $$$ currency.

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by Utah744
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: KLAS-McCarran Hangar ID help

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...

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by Utah744
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138940

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

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.

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by Utah744
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49641

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 10/photo/1

1-2 casualties? Were you thinking about pilots losing their jobs? If so, then yes.
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:

1-2 casualties? Were you thinking about pilots losing their jobs? If so, then yes.

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by Utah744
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18973

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

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.)

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by Utah744
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9539

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

kiowa wrote:
Intra-island on a 737 works but back and forth to the mainland is painfull. 4 hours on a 737. Yuk!!

4 hours? Have they bumped the speed of a 737 up a LOT?

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by Utah744
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26724

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Answer to the OP. Long, longer, and ridiculously long.

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by Utah744
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4742

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Amsterdam for the sheer volume of traffic/pax is pretty impressive.

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by Utah744
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Cargo 737 gets stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 2529

Re: Air India Cargo 737 gets stuck

A bridge too far.

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by Utah744
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205668

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I javen't seen or heard of this, but wouldn't the A220 be a great biz jet? I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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by Utah744
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152671

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

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.

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by Utah744
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA
Replies: 94
Views: 14014

Re: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA

DL will probably grow SLC when new terminal opens. First phase October 2020 and when second phase gates will jump from 71 to 77 and all jetways which will help the RJ to mainline trend.

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by Utah744
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26530

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

Would the A330's be too old for DL? Silly question.

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49812

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

ual763 wrote:
Prime candidate for some 717s, once Delta starts to get rid of em.

They will have to out-bid HA,

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by Utah744
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 206444

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

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...

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by Utah744
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 7726

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max.

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by Utah744
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 13415

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

N766UA wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking


What’s a VOR?

Very Old Radio.

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by Utah744
Sun May 19, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16242

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

BA wrote:
They should build a floating airport on Lake Washington, between the two floating bridges. :duck:

I think the shot fired was from Bill Gates.

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by Utah744
Thu May 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

After the A380 is gone they will use them for B747s. Oh, wait. Guess not.

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by Utah744
Fri May 03, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13192

Re: DL, why no B77W?

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.

Operating cost.

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by Utah744
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 23364

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I wonder if the FA selling her schedule is using the extra money to get her kid into Yale?

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by Utah744
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 42
Views: 7712

Re: VS new destination

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...

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by Utah744
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11280

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I think some might end up being really big hotels.

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by Utah744
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14949

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Flew with a FO who's wife had the roofer spend more time inside than on the roof.

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by Utah744
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56579

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

HIA350 wrote:
DGVT wrote:
Delta is going to get rid all of them because the Anet rumor that it can't do LAX-SYD is true.



yes they are scrapping them, sell them to coke and pepsi to become soda cans


Delta is a Coke airline. :D

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by Utah744
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 28096

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

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...

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by Utah744
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3585

Re: Delta flight number question

I had a flight MSP-LAS flight number 711 (I believe many airlines have a 711 to LAS) and the flight was on NWA ship 711 (a B-727-200) on July the 11th. Probably a good day to play the craps tables.

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by Utah744
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6372

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

This one at least wasn't a building hitting an airliner.

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by Utah744
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RA-96006 ex Domodedovo Airlines airborn
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: IL-96 RA-96006 flew again after 10 years of storage

Hope it gets some new paint.

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by Utah744
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 25470

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

jetero wrote:
Oooooooooooooo I love it.

Northwest Airlines was ultra-modern and corrupted poor innocent Delta.

The NWA I worked wasn't ultra-modern. It was a dinosaur that made money.

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 17281

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

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

I think your logo was the best. I am partial though.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 27179

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

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.


Delta doesn't fly the B-787 (any variety) the order was cancelled years ago.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 9843

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

How is that concept working for WOW and Iccelandair?

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14159

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

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...

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 27179

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

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 ...

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by Utah744
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14159

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

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

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6927

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

gatibosgru wrote:
I'm sure A would be happy to send some 330NEOs their way :P

Would A be willing to take back some A-380s? If yes, a deal.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 8223

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

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.

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