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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 80423

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

...Ignoring the whole SE hub piece, UA's service to Florida is terrible. You can't even fly United from California to all of South Florida since they keep pushing back the restart of SFO-FLL/MIA. Well, you scared me - I'm flying United SFO-FLL tomorrow! Yes, that involves a connection in DEN. I sho...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 395
Views: 80423

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

dcajet - is that a regular flight number or a charter?

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

We once hired a female pilot who was 5 foot (and) nothing. The only question she was asked during the interview was whether she could muster the 50 pound push on the rudder pedal for an engine failure. She demonstrated that she could by standing on one foot - she weighed around 90 pounds. After flyi...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86283

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I fully recognize this is not important for the final investigation, but it really surprises me i've never heard in the entire ATC comms the words "Pan Pan" or "Mayday"...i really wish all the best for the pilots. Nobody in the US uses mayday or pan pan usually unless they are a...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4187

Re: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?

Max Q wrote:
AA’s large debt position has been discussed often on this site but with UA’s mega aircraft order I’m wondering how the two airlines obligations will compare ?


Are leases considered debt?

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155811

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Many have asked why so many aircraft now. Of course, they need them to replace and grow. However, the...most important factors which exist are 1) interest rates at a very low cost Over the timeframe where these planes are delivered, isn't it about what the interest rates are then versus what they a...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155811

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

ILikeTrains wrote:
I do wonder how many 787s they’ll settle on. 20ish for 77A replacement only? Or could it be more to replace older 77Es or 767s.


Would the lack of a wide-body order indicate that UAL, Pratt and Boeing really are working to return the the grounded P+W powered 777s? At least we'll know soon.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155811

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I don’t know for sure, but would think the CASM is comparable to the CR2. The CR5 generates much higher RASM. Maybe, but that's not quite the question: Would they produce more revenue as 70-seat CR7s, and at what cost scope relief? If business travel is down it gets hard to justify high CASM, high ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155811

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I think this is the crux of the issue. United’s hubs and network are best suited to larger aircraft. Huh? ½ of United flights are United Express. United’s business model might not support mainline flying of smaller aircraft, but the hubs and Network are thick with even smaller planes. Do you replac...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

Re: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)

There are some more nonstop routes that UA could add out of LAX once demand recovers to better compete against AA, DL, and WN in the LAX market such as the return of LAX-ABQ/DFW/MSY/PHL/PDX nonstop service and the addition of LAX-ATL/FLL/IND/MCI/BNA/STL nonstop service. If only UAL had the gates at...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 42
Views: 6725

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

Is there still a button to push when you roll onto the runway to tell the FMS position that "wherever you think we are right now is the start of the runway" ? For a time, I flew 737-300s and -500s that had needed a “precision update” (IIRC, that was the term we used, but that was a lot of...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4653

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

...On the topic though, is it true that you can't open the door in a pressurized cabin? How did the famed D.B. Cooper do it? IIRC, Cooper demanded a descent to a lower altitude, this produced a lower differential pressure (I don't recall if he insisted on depressurization). At the lower altitudes, ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4653

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

This thread has reminded me of an incident where a passenger came behind our ticket counter and punched a rather petite female CSA because there was no way to accommodate his demand to be placed on another flight*. That is, he had arrived at the airport too late to make his scheduled flight and ther...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 18
Views: 4242

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

So many stories that it's hard to pick a favorite. Recently, I was telling the story about approaching DEN-Stapleton late one night with a very active thunderstorm WSW of the airport over the foothills. There was plenty of lightning. Then a bolt of green lightning with ball lightning running down th...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2220

Re: Cleared to land

Does anyone know a case of an aircraft being told to go around because of an incident with an aircraft ahead but then not responding? There’s the famous Air Canada incident at SFO... not sure if that caused a risk with another aircraft ahead though. Once had to go-around because of the aircraft beh...

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by FlyHossD
Sun May 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 10235

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

People always dog on USPS, but they have always been the most reliable carrier for my shipments. Always on time and occasionally early. Not my experience. Although this was from several months ago, but I had a couple of heavily delayed USPS packages while Fedex/UPS didn't have any significant delay...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 15, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 238
Views: 38778

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

EX - DELTA BIRDS Would make sense. DL optioned them for take off performance so they would work well out of HVN. What type of options were available to boost the performance on the -700? The -700 is about 20,000 pounds lighter than a 737-800, IIRC. So you could say that the -700 is already “boosted.”

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 15, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12795

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

zuckie13 wrote:
It's a concept - but with no sign of any actual engineering done yet. Probably took a couple hours to render that images, another couple hours to make the website, and boom - you are ready to go fishing for dollars.


I understand that they have a major sponsor - some prince from Nigeria, I think.

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 15, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13943

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Interesting, I’ve spent a lot of time riding on 737’s of all kinds in the back and in the jump seat and decided I never wanted to fly it While I don’t think it’s a bad aircraft it wasn’t for me, the cramped, noisy old fashioned cockpit had zero appeal and of course the mostly short haul mission I w...

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by FlyHossD
Sun May 09, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 4104

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

I've been nonreving for 22 out of 28 years and I can attest that Woodreau is correct. I've done quite a few weird routings to get home. I even considered flying SFO-LHR-IAH since I couldn't get literally anywhere out of SFO as a nonrev coming back from ICN. On my last big trip just before covid my ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue May 04, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 12488

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

We don’t have a clue as to why she refused additional medical assistance. Maybe the Captain was being a tyrant and she was afraid receiving additional medical assistance would have escalated the situation and created a huge issue for the Captain and was scared for her job. Do you know how many empl...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329627

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

A lot has been cut for EWR. Is that compared to June, May or April of this year? Or compared to the placeholder schedule? If that's the case, how do the cuts compare to other pandemic era months? It pretty much aligns with the June schedule EWR has cuts for UA in July vs June? What are you seeing? ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329627

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

July isn’t finalized. It’s just the placeholder schedule. What routes are you guys seeing that are different from both June and, say, September? July probably won’t be finalized until mid-late May, with the way things have been going. A lot has been cut for EWR. Is that compared to June, May or Apr...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329627

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

So your telling me if we were in Summer 2019 and they were doing this work UA would be running only 220 departures s day from EWR? Yeah, I don’t really think so. I'm guessing you have probably forgotten about September 2019 and runway construction at SFO. United did in fact reduce capacity for the ...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329627

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In EWR starting June 1 ( I believe ) one of the main runways closes for work until Oct 1 so there will be a reduced schedule This is just a weak excuse. I don’t think if we were outside of Covid times UA would have to reduce their footprint at EWR by 50% for runway construction especially when most...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23231

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

This still doesn't mean that a CVR is a bad idea. It means some people abused their power, something that occurs without video or audio recording also. The key takeaway is having good protocols and checks and balances. The CVR is accepted and useful and video should be treated similarly. The potent...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23231

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

And that's where you're wrong. There have been examples of recordings being misused before the event even reached reportable levels(to the NTSB, etc.). Many years ago and at the request of a captain, I acted as his representative at a non-union carrier. To make a long story short, the airline chose...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 23231

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I have to agree. Why is the cockpit deemed this bastion of pilot privacy, that we dare not video record? What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret? Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. Meanwhile working on the ground I can’t ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329627

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I noticed the 764 in the schedules for May...are those birds going to be back in the fleet that soon? Or is that going to be replaced in the schedule? Last I heard was that the 764s will be used initially from EWR and IAD to Hawaii in place of the PW777s. I don't have confirmation of that, though o...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand

TTailedTiger wrote:
I heard it will be in 8 abreast with 36 inches of legroom for basic economy.


And Polaris on these new jets will feature those little fish that eat dead skin cells from your toes. Really!

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 20235

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

I highly doubt SEA-BLR starts in Oct 2021, if ever at all. There is no way with the trajectory of international recovery, uncertainty of easing of international travel restrictions, and timeline of white collar employees returning to offices. Maybe 2022 but no way oct 2021 Is going to happen. Regar...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Yes, the 737-700s and A319s pay less at UAL than their larger brethren as I recall. So at the bottom of the mainline pay scale are those two aircraft (and I would expect the A220-300 to fit there), then the large narrow body (A320, B738, B739, B752), then B753/B763 and finally wide body (B764, B772...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Their 2018 E190/195/221 rates were $205. I think it went up 4% in 2019, so I think it’s around $213 for 12 year captain right now. Probably around $200 for a 5-7 year guy. Their FO rate is around $145 for 190/195/221. Their A220-300 rate is much higher. 12 year CA around $271, FO around $185 Edited...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19
Replies: 23
Views: 3306

Re: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19

Dominion301 wrote:
This would be pretty awesome if it were to happen. The design looks like a cross between a DO-328 prop and a modern Dash 7.

4 Engines 4 Short Haul!


No doubt some customers will complain about the props!

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

...I guess I can't understand what the biggest hiccup is with the mainline union pay demands for a smaller a/c. Are they wanting 737/320 prices for the 195/220? IIRC, the UAL ALPA contract has pay rates for the smaller jets like the E-195 and they are lower than the current smallest mainline narrow...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2
Replies: 25
Views: 4693

Re: Different manufacturers for jet engines #1 vs. #2

I think I recall from past discussions that engines from different vintages (e.g. line numbers 500 and 900) of the same make/model are allowed on a given airplane. Are airlines allowed to mix/match engines even further and do unusual combinations? Examples: [list] [*] PW4090 for engine #1; PW4098 f...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Have heard that the pilots are not required to show up until 15 minutes before departure in their contract. I asked my sources about this and they all said that there's still no hard time to be at the aircraft. Rather, the pilots are required to be there in time to allow an on-time departure. Of co...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737 NG certified weights question
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Boeing 737 NG certified weights question

I'm close to completing a review of the range of certified weights available for use by operators of Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodies... ...I haven't found this to an appreciable extent with Boeing widebodies as far as I can recall. Any insight into the factors that give rise to these odd-ball 737 N...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AmeriFlight Fleet PNW
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: AmeriFlight Fleet PNW

AmeriFlight is one of the cargo feeder companies in the Pacific Northwest. They use different aircraft but mostly Beech 99s They are a hearty bird but how much longer will they be able to go and what would their replacement be? Ameriflight is hardly the only 99 operator for UPS. A number of carrier...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 5192

Re: Why not wider runways?

It seems like a simple solution to what probably causes a whole lot of pilots a whole lot of stress when it comes to landing aircraft. Why not give them more room for error. I understand in some situations its a space issue. But even a few feet one way or the other might be the difference of an air...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: PIC Swap With Two Captains?

Thanks for the responses guys! Follow up, on long-haul multiple-crew flights, what is the procedures for handling unexpected/emergency situations while the PIC/commander is in rest? In emergencies, the pilots on the flight deck will notify the captain/PIC. IIRC, the captain in the infamous AF447 ac...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Thank you so much. These numbers are what was ‘felt’ onboard. Hopefully, they are staffing up and airport food vendors because things are teetering on the edge. This is THE time to get a new blend of loyal customers into the mix. I’m guessing most of the airlines have cut April too deep but I can’t...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 140
Views: 18068

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

In the late 1980s Continental Express used ATR-42s there, but they weren't great on one engine. They re-hired some Convair 580s, which United Express also had. Now that was a machine that had single engine turboprop power that bettered the original pair of Wrights working together! As I recall, CO ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7978

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI


Nice find - the 707 exploding is at about 2:08.
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readytotaxi wrote:
Trailer clip, aircraft appears at 6 sec mark. Frezze frame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI


Nice find - the 707 exploding is at about 2:08.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign
Replies: 24
Views: 3456

Re: Textron announces end of production for King Air 90 & Citation Sovereign

There were a few King Air 90s made with the T-Tails like that of the Super King Airs.... What was the reason behind that? F90s. Few were built because they were kind of a neither fish nor foul aircraft. However, they were both fast and attractive. Never lots of takers... The F90 was a fun aircraft ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239461

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

LAXdude1023 wrote:
...Thats really it.

Right now IAH and especially DEN are leading the way back to the black for UA...


Let's not forget that Smisek's consultants recommended that UAL should close the DEN hub.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112727

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

This morning I went back and watch the youtube interview video again with the pilot from UA1175, one part that really stuck out to me was when he was describing the explosion UA1175 experience followed by such a rapid loss of speed he almost hit the glare shield. And I kept thinking UA1175 was crui...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48539

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

What I was not aware of is the J328 is still operating commercial flights in the United States. Taos Air (Advanced) Denver Air Connection And until recently North Country Sky. Have passed through APA (Centenntial, the south side of Denver) a few times recently and have seen the Denver Air Connectio...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2716

Re: RNAV (RNP) Approaches In The U.S.

I like them when they link directly from a STAR. There are no surprises as to how long the downwind (or how short) is going to be leading to either droning out forever or suddenly getting jammed into a base to final where you’ve been left high and probably fast. The only issue with them is they can...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 73
Views: 7052

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

As a former Air Mike pilot who flew the Island Hopper on numerous occasions, I still know a few pilots based in GUM. And according to one source, there are currently NO former wide-body captains flying as first officers. He didn't remember any in the past, but wasn't perfectly certain of his memory ...

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