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by n901wa
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 7417

Re: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico

Hmmm. Is Tacit Blue flying again? :) Son of Tacit Blue?

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by n901wa
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350 (not structural).
Replies: 154
Views: 34155

Re: QR finds composite cracks in early build A350

I will be interested to see what will become of this. If in the barrel the A350 is Composite panels on Alu frame. The thing we were told was they could replace the Skin panel if its bad. So if cracked in the barrel is the Alu frame damaged? If is in the Composite Tail Fues behind the P-Dome, can tha...

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by n901wa
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13109

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

Wow the 1st Stage Hub came apart!! I wonder what the other parts of the hub look like.

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by n901wa
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 90
Views: 18254

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

Rocketeer to the rescue!!! Welcome to LAX..

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by n901wa
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4526

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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by n901wa
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 166145

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

I wish I could post pictures for you. That is the first Delta A330 out of VCV. another A321 should leave Tues.

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by n901wa
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 166145

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Hi VCVSpotter. 2 more Delta A321s and 1 757-300 to work its way out of VCV shortly.

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by n901wa
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 166145

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Hi VCVspotter. FYI Delta is taking 2 A321s out of VCV. Both are on the ramp and being worked on. Ships 3070 and 3071.

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by n901wa
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 32
Views: 3360

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

FYI. Butch O'Hare went missing In Nov 1943 while flying a F6F-3 Hellcat ( Not sure if it was a -3E or -3N, or if they were using the TBM as a guide) on a Night Fighter Mission off the Enterprise. He got caught between a Betty and a rear gunner of a TBM Avenger, and sadly was not seen again. Richard ...

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by n901wa
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A332 at EWR
Replies: 12
Views: 3905

Re: HA A332 at EWR

Sounds like a Raider Charter.

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by n901wa
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?
Replies: 20
Views: 2860

Re: Why do we have to PACKS OFF during Engine Start?

The Eng uses Bleed Air to turn the starter. If you run the packs ( They run on Bleed Air too) You don't have enough air pressure to get the starter to turn fast enough to get the eng turning fast enough to add fuel to the engine, so it can start. Not sure on the 787 since that uses Electric. Hope th...

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by n901wa
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 built and then scrapped before flight
Replies: 18
Views: 22740

Re: B767 built and then scrapped before flight

If I remember right it sat by the Flying Heritage Museum. I got a couple of pictures of it back in 2009, but I haven't been able to post a picture in this site in a long time.

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by n901wa
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 264
Views: 44960

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Wow. To bad they didn't bring back JALways that looked better.

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by n901wa
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 32281

Re: Swiss temporarily grounds its A220s after another engine problem

Ah Delta A220? I only know of 1 eng change. I believe it was the first.

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by n901wa
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened at SNA today? (6 Oct.)
Replies: 10
Views: 2971

Re: What happened at SNA today? (6 Oct.)

FYI Delta still has Mainline to LGB.

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by n901wa
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Magnum PI MD500/369D
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Magnum PI MD500/369D

Talked to my brother, and he understands its not the same S/N wise H-500D, but the same N Number as the one that crashed. Looking at the FAA data base you posted, looks like the New N58243 that's flies for K & S HELICOPTERS INC has it current. The older deregistered N58243 was removed in 1982 an...

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by n901wa
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Magnum PI MD500/369D
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Magnum PI MD500/369D

I gotta ask my brother to be sure. But if I remember right N58243 Crashed during filming into the ocean. The Pilot survived but killed a Cameraman. If I remember right it was the one that had the inflatable floats on the skis. I thought my brother told me that they rebuilt one of the Magnum PI H-500...

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by n901wa
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 22095

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

That Sucks. I hope its not too bad. If it was in a dock I wonder if other parts not in the picture has any damage? by738 I was wondering the same thing. I bet its laying on the dock / Stand above in the picture.

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by n901wa
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 13676

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

Looks like they lost a Eng on takeoff. Parts of the LPT Blades & Vanes

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by n901wa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 27
Views: 3215

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

I can see a few issues. Like DFW17L I would worry about Hail strikes, but also Lightning Strikes. If using the panel as skin, how will the panel be replaced if damaged? from what I have seen in Solar Panels, it doesn't look like you could put fasteners thru it. If you use it on top of skin, you have...

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by n901wa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence

reapermech77 - really huh!! I guess he's hard of hearing! :(
Hope the injured have a speedy recovery.

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by n901wa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Re: How often does an engine come off?

Hi Armadillo1, It all depends on what type of eng and what type of Boroscope is done. But yes if you flew 5 or 6 cycles ( we don't see any Aircraft that pull that many a day in our station, but in other fleets types in other stations they do) a day your looking at 3 months to perform a Hot section (...

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by n901wa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

Re: How often does an engine come off?

We also change engines for life limited parts. As engs get better and stay on wing longer some parts in the engine are Life limited. I am changing a Pratt 4000 for life limited parts in a few days. It will go back to the shop, and will replace anything on watch or show any issues and replace the LLP...

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by n901wa
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 9136

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

I bet it will be back flying. If the Pylon was removed, it might have been removed to be sent to a shop to be repaired. As for Fuel and Hyd lines, that's not a big deal. We replace them quite a bit. But if there were damage around where the Fuel and Hyd lines sit in the pylon, that could have caused...

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by n901wa
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 6011

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

I still crack up when people complain about El Toro would have brought in more noise. I remember F-4S, RF-4B and A-4s and A-6s in the pattern and no way a Airliner was as loud as a J79 in Burner or a J52 at power. The F/A-18s were a little better. Would have been a Great SNA replacement. Long Runway...

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by n901wa
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair

Wow, Thanks for the link. That brought back some good memories. My first job in HNL and also first day working was turning Wardair's 747s ( I think it was CF-FUN). That shot of it taxing in with the Midpac YS-11 was awesome, and the Interior cabin. I remember the crews were soo nice and was sad to s...

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by n901wa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 43244

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Very Cool. The Drawings are very nice, and now see why we had to move from the Western Area. I didn't see it in the drawings, and hope they find a way to fix the Crosswalk at Century and Sepulveda on the Northside of the street, and make it safer for both folks walking across the street and drivers.

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by n901wa
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

Re: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?

Mostly SBD, BYH gets a few. I believe the last airplane that went to MJZ was the 747s. SBD has also had 717s, MD-88s, 90s, A320, 757 and 767s. The A320s and 757s were parted out ( 1 757 sold to a partout company still survives) a few 88s went straight to partout after arrival. The 717, 90s and 767 a...

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by n901wa
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info

The MD-90 Delta uses as a Eng Test Stand at MSP is ExUni Air B-17919

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by n901wa
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is/was your favorite airline advertisement?
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: What is/was your favorite airline advertisement?

Western Airlines, Wally Bird and the Only Way to Fly.

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by n901wa
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Same with the Western Airlines Building on Century. Its getting ready to be torn down soon. Delta does use the Western DC-10 HGR and the 4 story building attached to it. But we are being relocated to temp buildings until the new hgr is done in a few weeks. Isn't the old Western hangar in the way of...

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by n901wa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Back in the day, I used to frequent the big Chelsea run cafeteria. Had some good grilled burgers. Indeed the cafeteria was not bad. So I guess UA won't have to deal with having split maintenance facilities at LAX anymore? Must be a logistical pain what they have been doing since the merger. I'd sup...

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by n901wa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Same with the Western Airlines Building on Century. Its getting ready to be torn down soon. Delta does use the Western DC-10 HGR and the 4 story building attached to it. But we are being relocated to temp buildings until the new hgr is done in a few weeks. Got a photo of the soon to be demolished W...

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by n901wa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Its going up down at the South West pad next to the Qantas Hgr. But that won't be done until the end of the year and we have to be out of the WAL Hgr April 1st.

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by n901wa
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7238

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Same with the Western Airlines Building on Century. Its getting ready to be torn down soon. Delta does use the Western DC-10 HGR and the 4 story building attached to it. But we are being relocated to temp buildings until the new hgr is done in a few weeks.

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by n901wa
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which was the first airline to have the tail colour wrap around under the fuselage?
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

Re: Which was the first airline to have the tail colour wrap around under the fuselage?

Northeast Airlines Yellow Bird paint job? I think it was started around 1966ish.

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by n901wa
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 9381

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Its been a long time but if I remember right the removed winglets were used on the ExShangai 757s that Delta Brought in.

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by n901wa
Mon May 28, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 9547

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

What do you all think about the Alaska Airline - Jet America Merger? Seems like a lot of the Routes went away. I think Delta was trying to acquire Jet America before Western, and lost out to Alaska. The lost of Western personally hurt, but I think Delta got a better Airline for fit.

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by n901wa
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 2721

Re: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft

I like the LAX to HNL first morning dep on Delta. Int 767 with lie flats. Second would be Hawaiian A330.

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by n901wa
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 58
Views: 16364

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

Hi CaptainAce, You might get to find out how it was first hand if you want. 594 is in check in MJZ and will go back in service with Hawaiian soon. :)

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by n901wa
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

Ha Ha Ha. 5 years to start and 5 to be Pau at HNL :) I wish them luck but from Working there, I say double it. :) Man they are going to loose all the Hardstands for Transits and MTC work. Maybe they can move the Hardstands by the Tower.

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by n901wa
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300
Replies: 27
Views: 7029

Re: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300

I know DL has been running a 757-300 to HNL out of LAX for a while, it gets swapped with a 200 thru out the year. Rode one a few months back and a year ago. Looking at today LAX to HNL 3 out of the 5 flights are 757-300s. Flight 1719, 1559 , and 1149. HTH :)

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by n901wa
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 747-400 Enroute now LAX-Marana
Replies: 15
Views: 3049

Re: DL 747-400 Enroute now LAX-Marana

Thanks 71Zulu.

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by n901wa
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14867

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Hi hkcanadaexpat, 669 ship 6309 is going to MJZ today from SAN, and that it for her. SAN should see 6314 on the 26th. LAX will see 6306 one more time before it goes to MJZ and 6314 two more times. Sorry I tried to add a picture, but can't figure it out :(

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by n901wa
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 23820

Re: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations

Aloha Princeville Airways :( Will always remember the Twin Otters. Good Luck to all the Workers at Island Air!

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by n901wa
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Hawaiian Air started retiring their 717's?
Replies: 21
Views: 4838

Re: Has Hawaiian Air started retiring their 717's?

Its not done yet. It will be back flying in Hawaiian Blue skies :) give it a few weeks.

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by n901wa
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 3339

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

Some of the stuff I remember seeing being filmed at the Western/Delta Hgrs at LAX were: Wag the Dog - The ending scene with the C-123. Was Filmed in the East Bay and the scene of the group talking in the end was in the old Foremans Office. Air Force One - a short scene that was the 89th's MTC HGR wa...

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by n901wa
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 37428

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Ah I need to take it back. Sorry

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