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by NASBWI
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out
Replies: 101
Views: 15241

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

I might be in a minority here, but while I LOVE the new tail designs and the billboard titles, I kinda wish that they had stuck with the silver “jet” in jetBlue as well as keeping the thin light blue cheatline over the navy underside. Times must change, and overall, their new tailfins are far more e...

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by NASBWI
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155555

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

How you could deduce that the plane ran out of fuel after seeing the damage to the cowlings and the plane obviously in the air subsequently is beyond me. Botched go-around if I had to guess. Overly eager gear retraction prior to positive rate of climb. Not always, but usually, a crash where a botch...

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by NASBWI
Fri May 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155555

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I can't think of any accident like this, scraping the bottom on landing then making it back in the air (well there is the Emirates 777 I guess, but not very high) aside from tail strikes I mean. This scenerio is similar to Malév flight 262, a Tu-154 which ended up landing with gear up at Thessaloni...

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by NASBWI
Fri May 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS

I know that Wikipedia may not be the most reliable source, but I looked it up there, and for *typical* payload, range for an A319 is around 3,750nmi. So perhaps in high density configuration, range may be reduced (by how much, I’m not sure). But YYZ-POS should be within its footprint. Edit: checked ...

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by NASBWI
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1936
Views: 231515

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

USAavdork: I have a strong feeling that the PSP-LGB flight may well be a scheduled fuel stop, since that route has never been in B6’s schedule. Winds aloft might be predicted to be strong. Though usually, scheduled stops happen in SLC or LAS. Why PSP is a little strange to me, but I’ll go with it fo...

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by NASBWI
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff A320 question
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

Re: Braniff A320 question

I’m quite curious myself as to whether any of those planes that went over to America West are still flying today under American’s banner. I know that DL retired NW’s oldest A320s, but quite a few are still around

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by NASBWI
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wamos MAD-HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Wamos MAD-HNL

[twoid][/twoid] There is a disabled cruise ship docking at Honolulu Harbor. The cruise line is arranging for charter flights to get all of the passengers home. -Aloha! Anybody Know what Cruise line went from Madrid to Hawaii? That's one Hell of a cruise! That's half way around the world!! I would im...

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by NASBWI
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?

Ahh, thanks for the intel!

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by NASBWI
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?

Hi everyone! I was pleasantly surprised on Wednesday morning when I saw a Cape Air Tecnam P2012 parked near gate C27 in BOS, with passengers disembarking! I was just curious: when did the P2012 begin revenue operations? Side note: it looked pretty snazzy!

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by NASBWI
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

As PatrickZ80 mentioned, communication is key here. I get that we all have human needs, and it would be unfortunate to deny someone theirs. However, as important as communication is between both parties (working crew and passenger), it’s also prudent to use situational awareness - not just onboard t...

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by NASBWI
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12177

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I had the pleasure once of working an A321 on its very first revenue flight, and it was quite a treat (tail N993JE if memory serves)! The smell was essentially leather and plastic. Coat hangers were still wrapped in cellophane, and there were absolutely no food-or-fuel-related odors. But, growing up...

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by NASBWI
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: tail cones on MD-80s
Replies: 21
Views: 5651

Re: tail cones on MD-80s

Out of curiosity, were any of Continental’s or USAir’s -82s ever retrofitted with the screwdriver tailcone? I know that US didn’t have that many in their fleet, but CO seemed to have a substantial amount before being replaced by the 737s.

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by NASBWI
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11126

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

That was a different time. Plus, those plans IIRC were configured smaller than what a A223 would be. A A223 wouldn’t be much smaller than the 73Gs WN currently operate. Better operating economics though. Jet Blues A223s are to be 240 seaters, 6 less than the 146 seat 737-700s. Is there good enough ...

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by NASBWI
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297638

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The latest CCTV video is difficult to watch, but I did notice something (and my apologies if this has been touched upon): the forward velocity at which debris is seen moving after impact would suggest a more shallow descent (albeit at high speed) into the ground. I wonder if all control surfaces wer...

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by NASBWI
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting visitor to BWI
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Interesting visitor to BWI

Good afternoon and happy holidays everyone! I just commuted in this afternoon, and driving past terminal E at BWI, I was quite surprised to see an IL-76 belonging to the Pakistan Air Force parked in the cargo area just beyond the terminal with engine intakes covered. This may be a shot in the dark, ...

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by NASBWI
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot SU1546 pilot heart attack
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Aeroflot SU1546 pilot heart attack

Haven't seen this posted here https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aeroflot/aeroflot-pilot-dies-during-flight-su1546/ RIP Aren't all modern aircraft supposed to be equipped with portable AED? Yes, they are. But (at least at my airline) the AED is not to be used in the flight deck. Therefore, in order...

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by NASBWI
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31111

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Issue is it does nothing to improve exclusivity. It simply is a corporate PR move to avoid being a target of the politically correct movement. Exclusivity? Or inclusion? Also, by changing three words (ladies and gentlemen) into one (everyone), I fail to see the “issue” anywhere. Do we really think ...

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by NASBWI
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31111

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

U.S. airlines are going this route too. Yup. AC isn’t alone in their decision; B6 has also recently adopted this new policy. How many crewmembers will adhere to it is anyone’s guess (old PA habits die hard), but it’s a start! Honestly, it really should be a non-issue. Speaking from the reference po...

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by NASBWI
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 655
Views: 119292

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Is 768 in for a refresh? How come quite a few of the 7xx tails are going in for MOD’s? Shouldn’t they be one of the last? Could it be that they are combining the Cabin refreshes with the heavy checks? Hopefully, we should see some of the older 5xx tails. 507JT could definitely use it. Thanks! The w...

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by NASBWI
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7920

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

I believe it happened either in 2016 or 2017, but a tornado struck Nassau Int’l Airport, and freakishly, only one plane was damaged beyond repair: a brand new ATR-72-600 of Bahamasair.

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by NASBWI
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9799

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Where does the individual "Blue" aircraft name under the cockpit get applied? Does anyone know it's name? There’s a naming ceremony planned for August (ish). There were rumors floating around that the first NEO would bear a non-blue-themed name: David Neeleman, keeping in line with the fe...

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by NASBWI
Thu May 30, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

Out of curiosity: when did Boeing take over the DHC-8 program? I recall that Bahamasair's early Dash 8's were -301s, delivered used to the airline in 1991. In fact, I'm pretty sure one or two of them were former ACA/Air Wisconsin birds. However, they weren't that old because the type's first flight...

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by NASBWI
Wed May 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: C-FJXZ/ Dash 8-300: BBD or Boeing-DHC?

Out of curiosity: when did Boeing take over the DHC-8 program? I recall that Bahamasair's early Dash 8's were -301s, delivered used to the airline in 1991. In fact, I'm pretty sure one or two of them were former ACA/Air Wisconsin birds. However, they weren't that old because the type's first flight ...

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by NASBWI
Thu May 09, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

Perhaps, but I was always of the impression that, given the runway length at SDU, route opportunities were severely limited. Perhaps with the A319NEO’s lighter weight (relative to the A320), it may be able to perform longer routes from SDU than its CEO siblings. Purely speculation on my part, with ...

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by NASBWI
Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1816

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

Perhaps, but I was always of the impression that, given the runway length at SDU, route opportunities were severely limited. Perhaps with the A319NEO’s lighter weight (relative to the A320), it may be able to perform longer routes from SDU than its CEO siblings. Purely speculation on my part, with a...

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by NASBWI
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private B737-200 at BWI
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Private B737-200 at BWI

Good afternoon fellow enthusiasts! I tried searching through photos and older topics on this one, but came up empty. A couple weeks to a month ago I noticed a B737-200, in private markings, parked at Signature's FBO here at KBWI. It's positioned next to the old DC-9 that's been parked there for what...

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by NASBWI
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753492

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the second YouTube video posted just above (witness accounts), the gentleman is quoted as saying that “the nose went up” and then “the plane went side to side” before the “nose went down” and “tail went up”. Without trying to speculate too much, and smoke notwithstanding: does anyone else feel th...

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by NASBWI
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early WN 73Gs
Replies: 29
Views: 5022

Re: Early WN 73Gs

Why did Southwest go from N(number)SW to N(number)WN? As in, why'd they stop registering the planes with "SW"? I genuinely have no clue. Also, is N707SA the oldest 737NG aircraft currently flying? While I can’t say with absolute certainty, it may be because the sequence of 3-digit numbers...

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by NASBWI
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 655
Views: 119292

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

TheLunchBox: by lack of spares, I don’t mean a complete absence of them; but the operation is run pretty lean with regard to them. Given the time frame of the flight in question (end of December = busy holiday travel), it wouldn’t surprise me if there just wasn’t another available A320 at the time. ...

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by NASBWI
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 655
Views: 119292

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

When I flew on 627JB (refurbished with Phase I) towards the end of December, the wifi and in-flight entertainment were not working. Was it just an issue with this plane, or are the planes being returned to service with the IFE not yet activated? It may have just been that particular aircraft. To my...

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by NASBWI
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 30680

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Delta has chosen to hub in some cities where being on time is likely/easy. B6 has chosen hubs JFK/BOS that experience the same bad weather at the same time, and are too congested/close to each other. Part of B6 problem is the lack of ability to re-route people in bad weather. Delta has chosen some ...

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by NASBWI
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 107
Views: 14551

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

No!!!! OMG!!! I feel absolutely crushed! He was an absolutely amazing man. I hope Southwest does something special for his services. They've had N711HK operating in his honor for years now, do you think it could mean they make another tribute livery? Indeed, I feel that the color scheme is fitting ...

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by NASBWI
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4781

Re: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

They may also be keeping those rows open for themselves if the flight isn't full. The OP stated that the FA said that he was welcome to move there after departure. So no, it wasn’t to keep it to themselves for the flight. As most others have posted, it was most likely for weight and balance. It’s n...

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by NASBWI
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax

True, B6 does not intentionally overbook flights. But in IROPs, it's not unheard-of for them to overbook here and there in order to accommodate repositioning crewmembers. The article doesn't mention specifically when the incident occurred, but there was the recent winter storm that affected operatio...

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by NASBWI
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12531

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Yeah JetMagic, I forgot about them. Pretty close resemblance. So how many airlines have had three liveries in operation at the same time ? Delta Air Lines famously had three at once (Ron Allen, Song, and Wavy Gravy. Around 2006 when I was based in JFK, I had seen all of them at once along with a fe...

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by NASBWI
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 5233

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

They’re not legal service animals, anyone can call their animal an emotional support animal. Service animals are for people who actually need them - the blind, deaf, those with seizure disorders, etc. Emotional support animals are for cowards who can’t face the world without their fuzzy wuzzy fur b...

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by NASBWI
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 5233

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

I'm a little confused here: emotional support animals are viewed as service animals (albeit without training). That said, why was a dog listed as "emotional support" being transported in the hold to begin with? Service animals are usually (if not always) transported in the cabin, with thei...

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by NASBWI
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104618

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Oh ok was it? I listened to a few videos and none of the ones I listened to have any other aircraft chatter on it. They were modified to only have the comms between ATC and the stolen plane. AS322 told ATC that he had just passed them on their right as he approached 16C. They also reported that his...

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by NASBWI
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56158

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Yeah that is not a "runway overrun", that's a full on plane crash. That thing was definitely airborne and came back down. Probably never got out of ground effect. Both videos have a high pitched squealing sound - is that people screaming, or is that something mechanical? On my computer, i...

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by NASBWI
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5924

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

ZSA (San Salvador, Bahamas), and GGT (Georgetown, Exuma) are two examples of airports in the Bahamas that consist of a single building with one room for departures and arrivals. Both boast jet service (ZSA even sees weekly A330 traffic from France to feed Club Med with guests). GGT sees regular DL c...

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by NASBWI
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 51078

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Assuming LGB remains a focus city for B6 in that time frame, I’m curious as to whether the A320 flying will be replaced with A220s. It would more-or-less “right-size” capacity on many of those city pairs. Also, while I’m feeling curious: with these new engines leaving a far smaller noise footprint, ...

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by NASBWI
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog

As a side note, are there any US airlines that will not carry animals in the cabin? or are they required under US law? I’m not quite certain, but I believe most US major airlines allow them in the cabin domestically. Traveling internationally though presents a new set of rules that may require pets...

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by NASBWI
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog

Super80Fan, that’s really not necessary. I realize you may have had negative experiences with UA (and I’m sorry about that), but there’s no need to throw an entire work group under the bus because you’ve experienced a few unfriendly or unprofessional individuals. Before questioning my motives, no, I...

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by NASBWI
Wed May 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 visiting BWI?
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: 727 visiting BWI?

zuckie13 wrote:
I though there was a louder than normal sounding plane the other day (I live 5 miles short of the end of Runway 10). Guess this may be what I heard.

You do?? So do I! Directly underneath the approach path for rwy 10 next to I-95. Small world eh?

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by NASBWI
Wed May 23, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 visiting BWI?
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: 727 visiting BWI?

Thank you all for the intel! I should’ve known that Preakness had something to do with it, but I honestly wasn’t expecting a 727 to deliver the horses. Nevertheless, it was awesome to see (glimpse). Cheers! As an aside, is this plane used exclusively for horse transport? Or does it perform other car...

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by NASBWI
Wed May 23, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 visiting BWI?
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

727 visiting BWI?

Hello everyone! I came in late from work on Friday past, and noticed a 727-200 parked at BWI near the cargo pad used by FedEx and DHL (and, on occasion, overflow parking for RON charter craft). I saw it again yesterday evening around 6pm landing on runway 10, but I couldn’t get a good look at its co...

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by NASBWI
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6935

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Here's another shot at a different angle. From here, the livery is a bit more fetching, but I feel the contrast between the pink and the gray underside is too much.


From the looks of it, considering the photo was taken today, N400SV must be on her delivery flight. Attention FLL spotters!

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by NASBWI
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6935

Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Well, it's quite the departure from their standard colors, so I'm guessing no one will complain that it's 'bland'. But I don't know how I feel about it becoming its new corporate identity. The current scheme worn by the Saab fleet is (to me, anyway) classy with just the spash of color for fun. Thoug...

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by NASBWI
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

Re: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145

Any idea on how the noise on the dash 8 100/300 compares to the ATR 42 (it's obviously louder but how bad is it) Honestly, having flown on the ATR 42-300 and ATR 72-210s, the noise level (and profile) is about the same. One might argue that in cruise, the -100s, -200s, and -300s are slightly quiete...

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by NASBWI
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

Re: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145

Excellent trip report, Tesla! I recall flying on almost all variants of the Dash, with the exception of the Q400. Piedmont (then called Henson Airlines) was my first experience, followed by Bahamasair and their -300s. I once got to try Horizon's Q200 service before they were retired. The only differ...

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