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by wjcandee
Thu May 19, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air - Southern Airways to merge
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Surf Air - Southern Airways to merge

What a bunch of nonsense. Always amazing how many people have money to burn in the airline space, particularly when you try to turn it into an ESG space. Fools and their money and all. Let's mark this and revisit in two years. See how that valuation looks then.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 16, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

N390CM, following that test flight mentioned by Stretch8 above, appears headed northeast over Greece at 40,000 feet, presumably going to SNN. Been at TLV since 8/12/21, or just over 9 months. IAI was getting them done in 6 months pre-Covid. CAM currently has 5 others at TLV, and 3 at ILN and one at ...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 15, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Just happy to see all three flying!

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by wjcandee
Fri May 13, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8459

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

If it had gone as planned, would the video viewers say "wow, how cool"? Hmmm. I think that, as it was done, it merits a "wow, how cool!". And it came pretty-close to functioning as designed; they just hadn't tested the autopilot aircraft for stability without the safety pilot, w...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 01, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Okay, so let's shift gears and look at Northern Air Cargo's 4 767s. Might have been cheaper to call up the Peruvians to run OB2059P for them for a few days, but maybe their pilot contract doesn't permit that. Or maybe there's something seasonal going on where they really need all the lift of the 76...

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by wjcandee
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

As DLNZ and others have pointed out, National's doing a fair bit of hauling sparklers to Poland for our Ukrainian friends. Just noticed what is likely another load turning around over Newfoundland, Northwest of Gander, and heading back. About 2:20 into the flight from DOV. Clearly not a landing at ...

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by wjcandee
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

As DLNZ and others have pointed out, National's doing a fair bit of hauling sparklers to Poland for our Ukrainian friends. Just noticed what is likely another load turning around over Newfoundland, Northwest of Gander, and heading back. About 2:20 into the flight from DOV. Clearly not a landing at t...

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by wjcandee
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31757

Re: AF 011 go around

I thought that one is permitted to speak in the native language of the country involved, particularly in an emergency. (If only the AA guys in Cali had spoken to the controller in Spanish, there likely never would have been an accident.) Give it a rest, guys. There was a go-round. Probably fighting...

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by wjcandee
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 226
Views: 25041

Re: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks a little like the original Midway Airlines route network post their Air Florida acquisition. Not completely, and many of the cities are obvious, but it brings back a very warm time for me in the mod-80s Flew them to STT, even. Fun times!

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8459

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

The FAA checklist for a stunt like this should basically consist of “if this goes wrong, is there any chance of someone who’s unwilling or otherwise uninvolved being injured or killed? If the aircraft or jumpers splat themselves on the ground, your responsible for it” That's swell and all, but the ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

I think the impending recession, brought on by high fuel prices and rising interest rates as the result of certain policies, is going to take the gloss off a lot of this, as well as other things in aviation.

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Okay, so let's shift gears and look at Northern Air Cargo's 4 767s. For the uninitiated, NAC dry-leases 4 763s from CAM. They operate two under the Aloha Air Cargo flag (but they're really NAC) from West Coast to Hawaii, and two from MIA to the Caribbean and Central America. N399CM in Aloha Air Carg...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 18379

Re: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Correct. The fleet is to take packages off of FedEx and UPS (and now FedEx is totally gone) planes and trucks, and put them into Amazon's then-already-existing truck line-haul/last-mile network, then to be delivered by USPS and Ontrack, now largely to be delivered by Amazon's growing organic final-m...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8459

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

One of the nitwits involved was the guy who jumped out of a plane at 25000 feet without a parachute and used his body to maneuver himself to be able to land on a net on the ground that he could barely see from the air. Experienced skydiver. Actually on the board of one of the skydiver associations. ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8459

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

afcjets wrote:
Over 15 posts so far and no idea what this is about.


Which is why I gave you the link to the Juan Browne video, which explains it swiftly and in sufficient detail to understand what happened.

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

GDavis003 -- great find! Looks like it's still in one piece.

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8459

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Juan Browne has a good short piece on this debacle. The FAA denial letter couldn't be any clearer. When asked by the FAA what public interest would be served by granting the requested exemption to the rule requiring a pilot be in an aircraft at all times, one of the clowns said words to the effect o...

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff
Replies: 25
Views: 5609

Re: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff

F9Animal wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
Blows my mind that these billion-dollar sports teams use shady charter companies.


Definitely not shady. They have a pretty good safety record.


If all you're using as criteria for that statement is fatal accidents, then so does Mesa.

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff
Replies: 25
Views: 5609

Re: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff

Blows my mind that these billion-dollar sports teams use shady charter companies. I'm not sure I would call this a shady operator. 40+ aircraft, they have been doing sports and military charters for over 20 years. What makes you think this operator is any less reliable than any other large American...

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by wjcandee
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 194
Views: 38774

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Does anyone know for sure if the New England Patriots ended their relationship with Eastern? Did the Arizona Cardinals sign up with them also? I think the Pats thing is over, at least that's the rumor. The Cards are going to stay with their current provider, according to our friend MO11, who knows ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

WGN's 744 N356KD is done with heavy maint at TPE and looks to be doing a revenue run ex-HKG.

But the "newest" one, N452SN, is still broken in ANC, now for 10+ days.

Meanwhile, National's 919CA is on its way to Poland from Travis AFB, presumably with more sparklers.

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Is the Sequoia conversion dead? I read the article below which talks about NAIR WORX, which is the engineering academics who Sequoia was gonna use. Now says some other company will own the STC. https://www.flightglobal.com/mro/niar-werx-to-name-customers-for-cargo-converted-777-300er-as-project-adva...

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by wjcandee
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 18379

Re: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks like N1612T, which has been in MEX for conversion since 1/25/21 (over a year), is finally getting near delivery back to Amazon as a converted aircraft. This is one of the Amazon-owned, ex-DL, ones. Seems like it will be going to ATI.

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 35
Views: 9679

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

(quoting article) “There’s a 60-foot chimney sticking out of the top of the food processing plant — no lights on it, dead center — straight across the runway. So whenever you come in, you have to fly over the top of this and drop down,” True-ish, but the approach would have her over 400ft AGL at th...

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 35
Views: 9679

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

Well, let's not be so quick about closing the airport. It does have a steep nonprecision approach to that runway, but if she hit anything, she was well-below the MDA when she did. She seems basically to have been on the centerline and if she had flown that airport as often as her family says she has...

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Amazing how much stuff coastal Southern California area is done essentially-outdoors.

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

This all goes back to the AA accident in ORD. The NTSB guy stood up in a press conference like a day later and announced that they strongly-suspected blah-blah as the cause, and it was completely-wrong. Very-embarrassing. Now they take their time, and debate lots of things internally, before render...

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

There's no incentive for the investigators to leak anything. I can't speak for the Chinese authorities, but that's not how the NTSB operates - not to mention the treaty rules governing an investigation like this. This all goes back to the AA accident in ORD. The NTSB guy stood up in a press confere...

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Trans Air switch to the L1011
Replies: 14
Views: 5429

Re: American Trans Air switch to the L1011

It didn't hurt that TZ loved their L1011s.

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Trans Air Hansajet N301AT
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: American Trans Air Hansajet N301AT

ATA flew a lot of charters. A LOT of charters. Commercial and military. One of the things they used this jet for was to move crews to meet airplanes.

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Pilot suicide may be what happened, but there are dozens of other things that could have happened. Could be a bunch of things we can think of, could be a bunch of things we CAN'T think of at the moment. Thinking of five possibilities and eliminating four to come up with a conclusion is not how any ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

It's not going to be pilot suicide based on anything we've seen/heard so far. If the guy left a note and they found it, then yeah. If the black boxes reveal this, then yeah. Otherwise, it's a lazy, lazy, lazy theory, promulgated by those without enough imagination to discern the actual sequence of f...

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I keep having to repeat myself over and over aging, so many people post the same articles and ask the same questions, it is obvious people just dump information onto this thread. Absolutely. I don't think we're going to get much more until the CVR/FDR are read out. Which they will be. There will be...

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

http://sptrucking.com/ A couple of cool photos on their website. That's indeed what they specialize in.
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http://sptrucking.com/ A couple of cool photos on their website. That's indeed what they specialize in.

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25778

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

So hot take right here- what if the pilots treated both engines equally, and engaged both reversers in the flight deck and advanced both throttles. As a result of the left reversers being inop, the left engine was producing high thrust instead of reverse thrust. That would’ve created a huge imbalan...

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by wjcandee
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

I was finally able to dig up a few pictures of the Asia Pacific 757 (N757QM) that appears to have been in Selma, AL (SEM) for a right engine change for about a month. Thanks for the link and photos. She flew back to GUM on 4/2/22; you may have mentioned that earlier. Looking through Rick Cast Truck...

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by wjcandee
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Epoch Times is rated a questionable source due to numerous failed fact checks - according to MBFC: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-epoch-times/ The list of failed fact checks indicates spectacular willingness to produce farcical clickbait. The Epoch Times has strong connections to pro-Taiwan, an...

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by wjcandee
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

https://avherald.com/h?article=4f719c2d&opt=0


Sucks. They were very-close to a safe landing. Looks like brakes locked up, among other things, towards the end of the rollout.
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Spacepope wrote:
And a 757F leaves service for good today (yes, it's DHL but still counts as a freighter) https://avherald.com/h?article=4f719c2d&opt=0


Sucks. They were very-close to a safe landing. Looks like brakes locked up, among other things, towards the end of the rollout.

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by wjcandee
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31757

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

So here's how I think this is going to play out. (1) They're coming in fully-coupled on automation with all 3 autopilots engaged; if they do nothing, the thing will autoland and roll out. Of course, most crews take over manually for the landing. With the low cloud deck, however, not gonna be easy to...

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425891

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

The Epoch Times, despite the Falung Gong connection, actually writes about a lot of stuff in a balanced, just-the-facts-maam way that I often find interesting to read. One is allowed to read stuff from people one disagrees with. That's why I read the New York Times. The video is based on the premise...

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by wjcandee
Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151712

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

There is no reason for JetBlue to do this other than to get rid of what would be a major competitor in Frontier/Spirit.

And if they think they have difficulty maintaining service quality now, just wait.

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31757

Re: AF 011 go around

Avherald is reporting the aircraft didn’t follow commands. It's a translation issue. "Commands de vol" is what they were saying. That means "flight controls" in English. "Les commandes de vol d'un avion englobent l'ensemble des dispositifs dans le poste de pilotage et les l...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31757

Re: AF 011 go around

I thought that one is permitted to speak in the native language of the country involved, particularly in an emergency. (If only the AA guys in Cali had spoken to the controller in Spanish, there likely never would have been an accident.) Give it a rest, guys. There was a go-round. Probably fighting ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151712

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

NK & B6 are too close in size for that to be a realistic possibility. . So were the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central System, which is where the turn -- reflecting a clash of cultures -- comes from. Ironically, the original Frontier taught the same lesson to Donald Burr of PeoplExp...

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 151712

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Smacks of a real Red Team/Green Team issue in the future. Or maybe this is just WN swallowing AirTran, but with compatible aircraft types. Goal: Eliminate a competitor, pure and simple.

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 737
Views: 141586

Re: DL increasing LAX-SYD to 10x weekly A359

ContinentalEWR wrote:
It's during peak season, but also a bit of a head scratcher. The existing flight hasn't been going out full....


Don't forget express cargo. $$$

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by wjcandee
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 935
Views: 159414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Something quite remarkable on the WGN side, as I've just seen a photo taken from weekend, of inside the SHV hangar. It shows ship 804 (ex-LH machine which arrived years (?) ago), all but ready to fly. 3 engines, the comment from someone I know suggesting she was ready for the paint shop and then in...

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by wjcandee
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26207

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

This has been pretty-well ventilated, now. Maybe some minds have been changed, maybe not. I think the consensus is that most likely no criminal offense occurred. However, for a variety of reasons, including policy violations and general creepiness exposed, the guy is now being investigated, subject ...

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