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by Web500sjc
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13158

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Delta probably doesn’t have enough spare engines to slap a new pair on while a set goes out to NZ for overhaul. So they are probably planing some other more intensive MX and parking members of the fleet while the engines are away.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4670

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Each Aviation authority has different requirements on augmented Vs unaugmented flights- for instance, BA may be able to fly LHR-ORD with 2 pilots vs UA who needs 3 pilots because of a difference between FAA and EASA regulations.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2342

Re: Round Headhouses

And now to make everyone shudder... Terminal A and Terminal B at EWR have round concourses.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 98
Views: 7598

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Get a grip - what fine? How can any Indian court levy a fine for an alleged incident that happened in LONDON ? Please explain how that works. Because BA operates to India and they have to abide by Indian laws if they want to continue to operate to India. If the passenger moves court on the basis of...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13575

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

No, the pilots at Delta, United and AA, should push to move the weight and seat limit lower. Force mainline to fly the product that's being used as a non-regional airplane. Anything larger than a 50 seater, should be at mainline. That's fine too. As long as there's a clear line, either below MRJ/E2...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15718

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

IPFreely wrote:
Where is this so-called admission?



If you read the article you would notice the quote of Isom “Basic economy is not a price cut”

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by Web500sjc
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14822

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This whole "service animal" thing is completely out of control. More and more people are abusing this. Service animals were for people with serious physical restrictions like blindness. Now today they are given out like candy. I feel sad when I am alone so I should have a service animal. ...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52752

Kingston FIR outage

According to The FAA OIS current operations plan, https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/ the Kingston FIR is currently experiencing a compleatle outage. KIN and MBJ are not accepting any arrivals and flights filed through the airspace are need 10 minutes in trail spacing, so they can expect holding of up to a...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19173

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

From personal observation, a 747 burns 20,000 to 24,000 lbs of fuel an hour in cruise at $3/gal = $12,000/hr Captain cost $450/hr (330 pay, 120 in employment costs like 401k, Health insurance etc.) First Officer $330/hr (226 Pay, 104 in employment costs) 10(?) flight attendants $90/hr (60 in pay, $3...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 2492

Re: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?

Why replace a small, regional airport that doesn't need replacing with a large, expensive one built on a man made island in radioactive water that sit along a major fault line and constant tsunami threat? Doesn't seem very logical. It's bad enough if there was a tsunami LAX is on the beach. LAX may...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16197

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12358

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Due to the "material" effect of LCCs Norwegian and WOW over the North Atlantic, American will respond with an unbundled basic economy product on some North Atlantic routes, as per an interview with American SVP-revenue management Don Casey published today by Aviation Daily and featured on...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25068

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

It's in likely that the airplane was actually grounded, more likely is that the FAA said those seats were unable to be occupied without the correct seatbelt tag or being made "inoperative/MELd". Sounds like some of those improper seat belts were on crew seats, so the financial hit may have...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 19512

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

happens all the time now in the USA, on an iPhone

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11929

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

9L/27R and 9R/27L at DTW, only ever seen them used as taxiways, they are actually NOTAMed as needing n 45 min prior notice in order to use one or the other.

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113133

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

All this discussion about the Why the DOT awarded AA the slot over DL and DL forcing AA to start has been hashed out. At some point AA has to start the route in order for there to be competition in the Far East. How long is it acceptable for AA to sit on the authorities when another airline is sayin...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4206

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

The FAA has initiated new routes to avoid the ZDC airspace. Florida ATL, and CLT to the NE (NYC and BOS) has been rerouted to the ROD (Rosewood) VOR, just north of Dayton, OH to avoid ZDC. all arrivals into the NE airports that would have gone over DC have been rerouted north to ROD...so that area w...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4206

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

Potamac Tracon should be able to take arrivals that come in from the north but according the FAA OIS, ZDC (Washington DC Center) has put a stop on all new departures to all ZDC airports for the time being. ZDC starts just south of PHL and extends down the seaboard to NC/SC state line and as far west...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10147

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Just keep TXL open in a limited capacity....

Maybe 5-10 commercial slots an hour and unlimited non airline traffic. Like an LCY

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go-Around Checklist ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2772

Re: Go-Around Checklist ?

What, a training flight with 250 people on board? You are incorrect on both other accounts. The Checklist Instructions section of the QRH most certainly does talk about using airmanship. The Maneuvers section of the FCOM tells you the various approach procedures and what modes to use. If you get &q...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go-Around Checklist ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2772

Re: Go-Around Checklist ?

No checklist items for wipers, but the wipers do have airspeed limitations. So they need to be turned off.

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Can pilots talk to the ground crew via radio?

RDU uses a Bluetooth headset...

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by Web500sjc
Tue May 16, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: A pilot has to put oxygen mask on if the other pilot is out of the cockpit?

I can't comment on Canada specifically but for what it's worth the US regulations call for one pilot to utilize oxygen when the other pilot leaves the flight deck anytime the aircraft is above FL 250. Also, there is a requirement for one pilot to be on oxygen anytime the aircraft is above FL 410. U...

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by Web500sjc
Thu May 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase

PDX88, you looking for people to refer?



Those bonuses are massive, other airline bonuses are around 20-30k.

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by Web500sjc
Wed May 10, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 12487

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

28 delta one seats, but only 21 "mini-suites" wonder what is up with that?

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22769

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Just speculation.... Generally strollers are allowed up to the airplane and then they get checked. A) there was probably a disagreement about where the stroller could go after that. The lady assumed the stroller could go in the overhead, while the flight attendant/ gate agent insisted it could not. ...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Some ads hijacking iOS browser?
Replies: 25
Views: 9407

Re: Some ads hijacking iOS browser?

I get it every time I go into the civil aviation forum...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Help with non-pressurized aircraft ECS

Look at a Cessna 172 or Air conditioned GA aircraft for the EVS for a non pressurized aircraft. No need to reinvent the wheel.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?
Replies: 18
Views: 5242

Re: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?

B29, A6 and A7 are 3 a380 capable gates in terminal 4. A6 has three jetways, one connecting from the upper lounge level(level 4), and B29 has 2 jetways, one which swings from the lower level (level 2) of the passenger boarding ramp to the upper level of the passenger boarding ramp (level3) in order ...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 10085

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

SNA and LGB are slot restricted by the local airport athourity for noise issues. LGA, JFK, and DCA are slot restricted by the FAA due to capacity issues. I don't know too much about LGB, but are you sure SNA is slot-restricted just because of noise abatement? I'm not too sure about that. Yes SNA ha...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 10085

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

SNA and LGB are slot restricted by the local airport athourity for noise issues.

LGA, JFK, and DCA are slot restricted by the FAA due to capacity issues.

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by Web500sjc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at LAX
Replies: 16
Views: 3439

Re: Delta Air Lines at LAX

And DL will be making the new DCA service "Transcontinental" the same as LAX/SFO-JFK (and also SFO-BOS as a new addition). Basically flat bed delta one service and free meals in coach. http://news.delta.com/flights-between-dca-lax-bos-sfo-operate-transcon-routes-include-delta-one-cabin-enh...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9907

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

Someone who is knowledgeable explain to me why they can all fly RNAVs SIDs at Atlanta but not at LGA. Admittedly I don't know on board equipment well enough but I'd love to know. There isn't enough memory in the airplane to hold both LGA, ATL, and all the other airports rang procedures. Delta could...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

Re: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk

petertenthije wrote:
Sounds like A7-HHM from the Qatar Amiri flight.

That's it....

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by Web500sjc
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddly painted a330 at Jfk
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

Oddly painted a330 at Jfk

I was hoping I could get someone help identifying an oddly painted aircraft I saw taxing JFK at about 5 pm on February 26th. It was an a330 with GE Engines, and it had a white fuselage with a grey band around the forward barrel of the fuselage in front of the engines, no visible name. I know it's va...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Delaying Norwegian Service at SWF for Airworthiness of Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: FAA Delaying Norwegian Service at SWF for Airworthiness of Aircraft?

One of the downsides of having multiple "airlines" is going through these processes every time you want them to start service. It's not as simple as the brand on the side of the airplane, it's the actual aircarrier certificate that's is operating. So Norwegian Long Haul Airlines may now be...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama's Callsign
Replies: 33
Views: 5721

Re: Obama's Callsign

https://www.quora.com/What-call-sign-is ... eft-office
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I thought that they used SAM28000 for AF1 without the president aboard...

https://www.quora.com/What-call-sign-is ... eft-office

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by Web500sjc
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 10 Toughest Approaches in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 6775

Re: 10 Toughest Approaches in the US

the Harbor Visual to 29 at PWM, scenic with a bit of a challenge at the end. ILS 22 circle to 13 at LGA, NY approach would Like that to be a tighter than normal approach- basically the reciprocal of the expressway visual. Generally any turn for a jet when within 1.5 miles of a runway will be a bit m...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 white tails in RSW
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

MD-11 white tails in RSW

Last week I was passing through Ft. Meyers Florida and I noticed 6 white tailed MD-11s just sitting I. The sun. Any one know what they are there for? They didn't appear to be stored (and rsw would probably be the worst place to store an airplane for an extended period of time) and had no markings on...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD
Replies: 22
Views: 5846

Re: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD

Chataqua airlines ( a subsidiary of Republic Airlines Holdings) ran e145s for delta until the negotiated draw down last September as a result of Republics Bankruptcy proceedings.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8200

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

Air India 173 DEL-SFO also flies over Pacific, non-stop. It covers almost 2800 km more than UA 2.. In that way, Very strange that UA 2 makes a stop. Folks, it wasn't a fuel stop going Eastbound. It was a crew issue as others have stated. Nothing to do with the winds or performance of the aircraft. ...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Today 12/22
Replies: 25
Views: 3164

Re: LAX Today 12/22

Compass alone has 39 cancellations most of which are at LAX. Anyone notice on the list that the Legacy with most delays and cancellations was DL! No big surprise that Delta and especially Delta Connection lead the way in this category. I know, have you seen all those dealys to JNU? I had to make th...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6672

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

How is padding flight times by 25-30 mins within reason? You make a rediculous statement after calling me on one!? You are clearly not a frequent flyer and have not flown through any major airport at peak times. No, of course you're right. I'm not a frequent flyer. I'm just a lowly Delta Diamond Me...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 3404

Re: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)

jwvw89 wrote:

Another page I wish the airlines would take from the hotel book is creating your own search aggregator.




They did according to Wikipedia; Delta, Northwest, United, Continental, and American created Orbitz.com in 1999 to combat Travelocity.

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by Web500sjc
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 12407

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

Not trying to hijack the thread, but you have to wonder if DL is salivating at the thought of two gates opening up... DL won't get those gates unless DOJ changes its stance to include DL as a suitable candidate. The AS/VX merger conditions require that DOJ approve any transfer of AS's interest in t...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2x QF 744's LAX-JFK Flying Close
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Re: 2x QF 744's LAX-JFK Flying Close

Bit off topic, it is known that this flights are not allowed to carry any passengers from LAX or JFK both directions. But could QF carry cargo between the two US airports ? QF can carry cargo and passengers as long as they are coming or going on a further QF flight to/from Australia. They cannot ca...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 65645

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

The aftermath: https://imagr.eu/up/nPxBC_fkrgm.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 1607990272 First time I've ever noticed a crew member without a watch. All IFR certified aircraft have are required to have clocks installed in the aircraft. And no the pilots wrist watch doesn't count, s...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: 2017 SNA Slot Allocation Released

Why does CP have the slots as opposed to DL? Did CP have a better opportunity to get the slots as a new entrant?

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by Web500sjc
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd
Replies: 22
Views: 9015

Re: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd

It is likely that you could be earn a sport pilot certificate, but with ADHD you can't hold a FAA medical certificate. The FAA medical application asks "have you EVER been DIAGNOSED with ANY Mental disorders of any sort; depression, anxiety, etc. Even if you don't have ADHD, but have been diagn...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL MD90 @MSP?
Replies: 1
Views: 895

New DL MD90 @MSP?

Drove by DL TechOps at MSP and I noticed a MD90 with an orange tail on the outside line. Did some research and it looks like an old Uni Air bird from Taiwan. Is DL striping the bird for parts or did DL buy more MD-90s for introduction to the fleet?

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