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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: 23
Views: 5466

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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by Utah744
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12063

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

I see Alaska pulling a Delta and protect their turf with lower fares and see how long SY will last.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10149

Re: Air France Us expansion

compensateme wrote:
The OP is probably fairly young, I wouldn’t be too hard on him...

Don't be hard on old people too. For that matter how about being nice to all people.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6693

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

chiki wrote:
Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains

What kind of routing over the Atlantic would the trains take?

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16282

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I had 4 year as a B757 Captain. One st...

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 5673

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

stinson108 wrote:
30 years! That’s seems old for a commercial bird.
Must be a great design and a money maker to be hanging around that long

Delta will probably pick them up. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26656

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Erebus wrote:
Ah, so he's realised that throwing A380s/779s to every destination won't stick and that it is time to opt for smaller darts. :duck:

The Swearengen Metroliner?

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9532

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

iahcsr wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
Just flew HNL-EWR this week (connecting from Hawaiian), that airport is a complete craphole, not sure $200 million would be enough even if they threw it all at HNL.

Are you referring to HNL in general or UA’s station specifically ?

Maybe he was referring to EWR. :lol:

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13433

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

NYPECO wrote:
"A100-1000" sounds very strange.

If Hawaiian bought them they could call them "Hawaii 5-0s"

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Two little tidbits:
1. The only people NW treated worse than their employees were their passengers.
2. A sewage treatment North of Fargo was named by their pilots Lake Nyrop.

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6613

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

[quote=. On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin crew? I know we have Dutch speakers on our AMS flights but not sure if NWA did as well (considering they had so many AMS flights).[/quote] According to Wiki 90-93% of Dutch speak English. Probably higher on D...

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9594

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

[quote="l DL tried HND from DTW, it didn't work out well for them. But seems to be functioning better from MSP. Slots are pretty tight into the HND market to begin with, not sure of the Japanese market will ease up at least for the run of the Olympics.[/quote] If I remember correctly (I could b...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10266

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

[quote
But hey, might put out the volcano[/quote]

Steam

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10691

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Prost wrote:
One of my first layovers was in ORH on a NW DC-9-10. Late 1980s of course.

We might have flown together. I upgraded to DC-9 Captain in 1985 and remember the feeling that we were landing on a carrier with that steep cliff landing to the west. The morning departure was really early too.

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by Utah744
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 2479

Re: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline

I found it interesting for a couple of reasons. HPN going to all mainline to ATL is nice upgage and one less RJ to ATL. I flew DC-9-30s into NPN from DTW for years and the route did well. I'm sure ATL will too. FWIW "Let the Lion roar."

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 55275

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D
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Longhornmaniac wrote:
Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

Great find. Thanks for sharing. Amazing video.

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Having Greg Hyslop and hypersonic in the same sentence is a little scary.

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23942

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

[/quote]

Robert Hays from “Airplane” was on the flight! That’s worth the price of the flight right there![/quote]

Was he nervous and sweating?

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5382

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

9w748capt wrote:
#1 airliner? Delta and AA are airlines. As for #1 airliner, well... the DC-9 of course!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft

Not an engine expert, but couldn't the engines on a replacement aircraft just be motored each for 30 seconds after all of the pax deplane? Obviously that would double the starter engagements and HA could live with the much earlier replacements or have the engine manufacturer sell them a beefed up st...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114436

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

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by Utah744
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11382

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

"I wonder what prompted it? I doubt that the airport worker just up and punched someone out of the blue for no reason."
He saw the man's face and wanted to 'Brexit."

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by Utah744
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail
Replies: 16
Views: 5466

Re: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail

mcdu was right on. Additionally radar does not pick up hail (poor reflecting material.) So always do as mcdu wrote.

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5120

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Functionality. They will show dirt, grime or other things that FA's uniforms pick up during inflight service. An apron can only cover up so much.

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27285

Re: The Mighty 757

After 29,000 hours flying planes the B757-200 was my favorite to fly (pay and work rules wise the B744.) Some of the things I loved about the B757 were: 1. Pitch up on T/O was 22-23 degrees. 2. Flying with a full load from DTW-SEA in the summer could go right to FL390. 3. Could take a full load DTW/...

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 22641

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Having retired from the airlines and then flew for 5 years charter/corporate jets here are my observations. First as to the cause of the engine failures the suggested causes mentioned above are all possible, especially the engine icing. As for the safety comparison of corporate/charter jets and comm...

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by Utah744
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41712

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The Main Street media is portraying the cuts are due to Trump's travel ban from selected mid-east nations, while just the opposite is true. Travelers from those countries can fly to DXB and connect on Emirates to the States. More passengers, not less.

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by Utah744
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6599

Re: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

I would think there would have been some sort of anti-skid warning. You can't brake a wheel that isn't there.

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by Utah744
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Time to leave,so much hate here !
Replies: 22
Views: 7512

Re: Time to leave,so much hate here !

I have a solution. Just post St. Maarten beach/bikini photos.

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by Utah744
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4441

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

Geographical definition of Europe is the area west of the Ural mountains. So while maybe 90% of Russia is east of the Urals probably 90% of the Russian population is west of the Urals, and the vast amount of flying for Aeroflot is in the west.

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by Utah744
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 8659

Re: Only one state for airline named...

I think World Airways covers all of the states, countries, continents.

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by Utah744
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 11954

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

When HA gets rid of the 717s they'll go to Delta.

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by Utah744
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 34504

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I think the training requirements for such a circular runway will be significantly different and since not all airports will convert over, won't any such move cause an (unacceptable?) uptick in accidents and incidents until the pilot community's learning curve meets the level of competence and expe...

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by Utah744
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 215912

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

We welcome and bow down to our new masters. (We need emoticons.)

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by Utah744
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?
Replies: 31
Views: 5297

Re: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?

As is. it's an O&D city, both domestic and South America. Could they re-time a bunch of flights to make connecting opportunities? Yes, but with that 800# gorilla an hour north it seems like a waste of resources.

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by Utah744
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16712

Re: BER opening postponed

[

I know. Bikinis and speedos are more fun than lederhosen...[/quote]

It's what you put into those bikinis and lederhosen that counts. Germany does a great job filling the lederhosen in my opinion.

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by Utah744
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8200

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

codc10's reply#2 was right on. Commercial Flights Per ICAO Annex 6, Part I, section 4.3.6 "Fuel Requirements," airplanes should calculate their required fuel quantity as follows (summary; see below for actual ICAO text): •Taxi fuel •Trip fuel (to reach intended destination) •Contingency fu...

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by Utah744
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots that make mistakes -- Where are they today?
Replies: 28
Views: 13194

Re: Pilots that make mistakes, which result in tragety or serious consequences, and where are they today

If I did know their names I certainly would not tell you.

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by Utah744
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul new airbus
Replies: 26
Views: 4642

Re: Air Seoul new airbus

Looks like you are the SOLE one that thinks it is a funny name.

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by Utah744
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies
Replies: 71
Views: 16864

Re: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies

I thought the 777 had a yoke, not a stick.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 29849

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

I believe the landing problems are associated with the MD-11s. I flew the DC-10s and found it to be very easy to land. Dispatching that hanger queen was another story.

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by Utah744
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bos To BDA Delta A319
Replies: 49
Views: 11310

RE: Bos To BDA Delta A319

Do you like/believe statistics? I'm a retired pilot and flew 29,000 hours with no accidents. Had some engine failures, prop problems but the scariest was as a Navy pilot. So your round trip is 4 yours so if I had an accident today your chance of an accident is 0.0001379. I think you're <acronym titl...

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by Utah744
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?
Replies: 50
Views: 24427

RE: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?

Most pilots use a wing down and top rudder in crosswinds. I found when I moved to DC-10s and B744s that to make sure you didn't contact a pod engine just fly a crab until just before touchdown and then kick the rudder to have the nose straight down the runway. One other thing; You (being in the cock...

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by Utah744
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last CH-46 Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 8417

Last CH-46 Flight

In the march 2016 Air Line Pilot magazine the article starts with this "On August 1, 2015 a young U.S. Marine Corps pilot delivered a Boeing Vertol <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-46 tandem helicopter helicopter - the very airframe her father flew in the early days of the Vietna...

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by Utah744
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"
Replies: 35
Views: 12153

RE: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"

True story (wink, wink.) His job was servicing the aircraft toilet tank. All day long one airliner after another. On de-coupling often the hose would drip down to his hand and down his arm into his shirt and under shirt. His wife would complain when he came home about his small. One particularly sme...

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by Utah744
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Is Back In The Aviation Business
Replies: 21
Views: 12908

RE: Niki Lauda Is Back In The Aviation Business

Lauda luck this time.

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by Utah744
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 350's
Replies: 86
Views: 26008

RE: Delta 350's

Quoting the Delta link provided in reply 2

".Flight attendants will also have a quiet overhead module located at the aft end of the aircraft. The space has been designed for six generously sized bunks"

There's got to be a joke associated with that sentence.

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