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by Newark727
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 687
Views: 83936

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMCI/KSBD

Possible Delta 737-700 retirement to SBD? DL is in and out of there so often right now they ought to start selling tickets.
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMCI/KSBD

Possible Delta 737-700 retirement to SBD? DL is in and out of there so often right now they ought to start selling tickets.

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 687
Views: 83936

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

SBD is apparently getting an Antonov An-12. :shock: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CVK7001/history/20200808/1400Z/KIAH/KSBD Yes, it was mentioned a few posts up-thread. Can’t make it today, hoping it leaves at a reasonable time tomorrow. If anybody knows, please comment or PM me. Filed to depa...

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Why didn’t the Marines buy the AH64 ?

I got the impression that navalizing the AH-64 was totally possible, they just had other funding priorities at the time.

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 687
Views: 83936

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KYE ... 1639Z/KSBD

Edit: or perhaps not...
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The remaining Sky Lease 747 at SBD seems to be airborne for... someplace.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KYE ... 1639Z/KSBD

Edit: or perhaps not...

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by Newark727
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 264
Views: 32646

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Are Japan's KC-46s going to be replacements for, or additions to their existing KC-767 fleet?

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 3923

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
True enough, except for the backlog. Ask the owners of the 737 MAX BBJ how they feel about the grounding.


Had any of those been delivered before the groundings?

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3279

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

VTKillarney wrote:
I appreciate that children can be of varying degrees of maturity, but I don’t think that it’s asking too much of a 55 year old man to refrain from having sex with a teenager.


I must say I appreciate your extreme clarity of thought here

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by Newark727
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 122
Views: 5974

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

What the heck was going on with those tires in the last lap?

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3279

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

Lets be clear. Clinton much like Trump is a perv and when you have money and power like both of them do they can take advantage. But liberals love to trash Trump but give Clinton a pass. They are both guilty of it. Don't know how far it will go usually most Clinton accusers of anything wind up myst...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5597

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

How is the US system so fundamentally broken that basic voting systems used safely and widely around the world cannot be implemented. That the system is so broken that even a few are able to believe what Trump is saying is truly gobsmacking to literally every other developed democracy on the planet...

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3502

Re: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

I'm tired of being spiteful. Cain's death is a tragedy - albeit an avoidable one. The reasons that it happened can't be swept under the rug.

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will N757A retire?
Replies: 9
Views: 3361

Re: When will N757A retire?

atcsundevil wrote:
That said, there's pretty much no chance the first 757 will be scrapped. It'll end up in a museum somewhere.


I hope so, but the first 767 was also a testbed and that one bit the dust a while back.

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will N757A retire?
Replies: 9
Views: 3361

Re: When will N757A retire?

Anyone know what it's testing right now? Seems to have mostly F-22 bits on it still, but I don't know how much testing F-22 equipment needs at this point.

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2557

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

What would it take to build a VTOL tilt-rotor with C-130 size and capacity? Is that something that could be done?

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it the 1960s in America again?
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Is it the 1960s in America again?

If it is, can someone pass the blotter acid?

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baseball COVID outbreak
Replies: 30
Views: 1287

Re: Baseball COVID outbreak

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
If the game is important enough, these measures would go a long way to making it right. Or isn't there any money in the kitty for such extravagant behavior?


The money probably could be found. Remember, however, that sports team owners are some of the greediest people on the planet.

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5446

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

The accusation may also have to prove theses girls were abused not just slutty girls more than happy to go ? To be frank, that is a pretty gross thing to say. Sentiments like this are why Epstein was able to get away with it for so long - it's exactly this that makes accusers fearful to come forwar...

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: US Federal Judge murder attempt - son killed, husband injured

The suspect "suicided " himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zub754pXlZs First rule of assassination? Kill the Assassin . I mean sure, it may seem convenient to have the assassin killed too, but then you have to hire another assassin to kill that assassin. And then the assassin you hi...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Congressman John Lewis
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: RIP Congressman John Lewis

stl07 wrote:
Hilarious that Rubio posted a RIP pic with the wrong congressman, despite serving in office at the same time since all black people look the same am I right


Oof. Someone's social media intern is going to be looking for a new job.

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Congressman John Lewis
Replies: 18
Views: 828

Re: RIP Congressman John Lewis

The man was a class act. Sadly the work he dedicated his life to isn't yet done.

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

PPVRA wrote:
Sweden has mastered this pandemic while everybody else is still sitting at home twirling their thumbs.


Actually part of the problem is that we're not doing that. ;)

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11274

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Our system of policing definitely needs tweaking. What happened to George Floyd never should have happened. What happened to Tamir Rice, although I don't believe it was criminal, was negligent and reflected poor tactics and training. There are other instances in which officers have done poorly, eit...

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11274

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

"Defund the police" is a slogan, and like most slogans, ultimately not all that useful. But the grain of truth in it is this: since 9/11, we've dumped millions of dollars worth of equipment into policing - army surplus MRAPs, helicopters, body armor, assault rifles, everything else you can...

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

On the issue of reopening schools, while not defending Trump, I don't think there can be any question of making sure in-person instruction is an option at minimum. There are just too many underprivileged children and families who are not able to accommodate distance learning and rely on schools for...

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11274

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I just hope lightsaber and N583JB realize what they're implying. Essentially, you're offering a dichotomy between the scary 1970s crime wave, and policing as it currently exists in America, and that we'd much rather have the latter. So it's therefore a necessary trade-off, exchanging many acts of mu...

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 23843

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

KFTG wrote:
I'm refusing to accept reality by REPORTING THE ACTUAL NUMBERS? You people are beyond help.

Enjoy unemployment.


The actual numbers show nine deaths for the first week of July, and sixty-nine for the second. That's not business as usual.

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11274

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I remember the last time high crime areas were hands off. Back in the early 1990s, I used to have to advise people what areas to avoid. .Then the "broken window" theory was put into practice and suddenly neighborhoods I wasn't safe in before, were where I went to find cool "hip"...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 687
Views: 83936

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

SkyLease Cargo 747-400F N904AR transponder on at SBD, however it is parked outside (not in a hangar) in between Luxivair terminal and the unused passenger terminal, where SBD usually stores aircraft....doesn’t look like it’s at SBD for maintenance.... I'm not sure if parking location is very inform...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32825

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

The democrat party agenda says that illegal immigrants can enter the US without getting caught by immigration authorities, and they must be entitled to free healthcare, free housing etc (any other welfare). This is a straight-up lie. You can find out what Biden's actual position is on immigration h...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32825

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I'm pretty sure you can only see Biden as a "radical leftist" if you've never actually met a radical leftist. About 45 seconds on leftist Twitter would be enough to tell you that.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Former Delta 717 West Coast Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Former Delta 717 West Coast Routes

They very briefly operated SLC-LGB - just a matter of days or weeks. Flight number was DL 2006.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4034

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

cathay747 wrote:
"It's a big building with patients."


But that's not important right now.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program
Replies: 18
Views: 2032

Re: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program

AV8AJET wrote:
Delta is about to park 10 737-700’s. Maybe the initial batch?


Don't think they'd be able to find customers for all ten straight off, though they are reasonably new and might make good candidates for conversion.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program
Replies: 18
Views: 2032

Re: ATSG’s PEMCO Receives FAA Approval for its Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi Conversion Program

Add a gravel kit on top of it, and it sounds like a decent replacement for the 737-200Cs still flying the Canadian backcountry. Not sure if a gravel kit for the 737-700 is something that's actually feasible, though.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 687
Views: 83936

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Mexican Air Force 787-8 XC-MEX filed VCV-VCV 10:30AM - 11:22AM as FAM3523. Missing it for the third time now :banghead: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAM3523/history/20200715/1730Z/KVCV/KVCV If it makes you feel better, there's no guarantee that it's actually going to take off on time, or eve...

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?
Replies: 55
Views: 3015

Re: Who had the most advanced / effective submarines in WW2?

What a waste of resources. It would have served Imperial Japan much better to have built fleet submarines instead and gone after the USN extended supply lines. Japanese naval doctrine had a very specific focus before the war - create a situation where they could have a local, qualitative superiorit...

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery 747SP flying PUB-GTF July 14, 2020????
Replies: 10
Views: 3484

Re: Mystery 747SP flying PUB-GTF July 14, 2020????

I feel like someone would have noticed by now if there was a 747SP at PUB in the first place.

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 2991

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Native American son of Redskins logo designer says it's not offensive, calls the change 'hard' The Redskins logo is a sense of pride to the Native American Tribe who created the team logo, the son of the designer says. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/washington-redskins-name-change-bittersweet-fo...

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4772

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Straw man argument. The probability you will die of this virus in your 30s with no major pre-existing is statistically negligible. This has been documented over and over again. It's a good thing thirtysomethings never have prior aggravating conditions or interact with anyone outside their generatio...

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 122
Views: 5974

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

They were showing the top three forming up in pit lane, and I was all, "hey that's just not interesting, show me what's happening in positions 5-8 again!" Quite a final lap for them.

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4772

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

If all you care about is undying slavish loyalty, you will in time have a government of nothing but incompetent lickspittles.

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54990

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I wonder if there is even a purpose for a LGB airport going forward. City council doesn’t do it any favors, the NIMBYs are against it, JetBlue is what really put it on the map and now they’re gone. As mentioned, the area and demographics that LGB is around doesn’t attract high yielding passengers a...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1st US Navy black female pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: 1st US Navy black female pilot

Good for her. I hope she has a long and successful career.

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Sky Lease Cargo 747 (N903AR)
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Question about Sky Lease Cargo 747 (N903AR)

then it was apparently returned to Air France with a new registration F-GIUG, and remained there for only around five months before being shipped out to Sky Lease as N903AR. It's that last bit that's the issue - I can't seem to find any photos of it as F-GIUG. Did it ever actually get those marks, ...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32825

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

If Gavin Newsom were the Dems choice, I'd say absolutely...with BIden...not so sure. Check this out: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/506816-house-democrat-warns-about-inaccurate-polls-trump-voters-fundamentally I agree that the polls warrant skepticism, but I'm not really sure that Newsom wou...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Sky Lease Cargo 747 (N903AR)
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Question about Sky Lease Cargo 747 (N903AR)

I photographed this 747 freighter the other day, and when I looked up its history I got a bit curious. Apparently it was delivered as F-GIUB with Air France, then leased to AirBridgeCargo as VQ-BFX. So far, so good. But then it was apparently returned to Air France with a new registration F-GIUG, an...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?

johns624 wrote:
Who would buy it?


Hey, once the money is exchanged that's not Trump's problem!

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2236

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

So what, every president commutes/pardons convicts who are one their side. Go look at Clinton’s and Obama’s record. Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, a bought and paid favor, his HUD Secretary. Obama pardoned the FALN leader who even Clinton refused to pardon. Get over it, it’s just politics like drinkin...

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27697

Re: A321 P2F first flight

https://twitter.com/CargoFacts/status/1 ... 0120682498


Doesn't look like they moved the L1 door on this one.
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MD80MKE wrote:
The Precision A321PCF prototype (MSN 891) was seen doing taxi test in Orlando the other day. Will probably be in the air for certification tests pretty soon.
https://twitter.com/CargoFacts/status/1 ... 0120682498


Doesn't look like they moved the L1 door on this one.

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