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by n92r03
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mainland to Hawaii and Covid Test Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Mainland to Hawaii and Covid Test Questions

Thank you Tokushima, ending the post-arrival test is great and we do have Walgreens on every corner. Thanks again-

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by n92r03
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mainland to Hawaii and Covid Test Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Mainland to Hawaii and Covid Test Questions

Good Day everyone, I searched but found nothing... Looking for some insight and best practices for traveling to Hawaii in July. We are flying to Hawaii on UA (TPA-SFO-OGG) in mid July. I understand a Covid test/result is needed prior to departure from SFO. I believe another Covid test/result is need...

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by n92r03
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 2011

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

It’s a 20-minute walk, one mile thru Bryant Park to GCT in summer! The girl watching, dinner at the Oyster Bar and taking in Grand Central is worth it. Not to mention, the shopping, the Empire State Building. Don’t miss B&H, if you like photo or electronics. The Oyster Bar is closed now. Too ba...

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by n92r03
Mon May 17, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 172
Views: 23979

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Heard on local news yesterday here in Tampa that flights to LGW are scheduled to resume on June 14, Zurich in late July and Frankfurt in September. Would be great if this came to fruition, but only time will tell. On anther note, did anyone catch the Atlas 744 and the Omni 772 that were here on Frid...

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by n92r03
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years of Tampa International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2369

Re: 50 years of Tampa International Airport

A lot of memories at TPA. I remember back to about 1978. Parents used to take me to what was Airside B at the time to eat a hot dog and watch take offs and landings. The pelicans (I think) that used to hang 'inflight' above the escalators to baggage claim, the funky chairs with coin operated TV's we...

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by n92r03
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 54
Views: 6022

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

C-5 (MacDill AFB Show)
C-141 (MacDill AFB Show)
C-130 (MacDill AFB Show)
Maybe others at same airshow, it was many years ago
F-14 (Miramar 1994) Does 'leaned into the cockpit" count?
Everything allowed into at the museum in Dayton, Ohio. Highly recommend it, place is awesome.
Lear 31, 45

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by n92r03
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 4217

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

In the rare situations with nose gear problems such as the Trump shuttle 727 in BOS in the 80's and the JetBlue flight that landed at LAX with the wheel at 90 degrees, is the pilot actually holding the nose up to decrease as much speed as possible or is that incorrect info from the media? Kind of li...

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by n92r03
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 3237

Re: Is it true that when flying air pressure won't allow the cabin door to open?

On the L-1011, I seem to remember the door sliding vertical, up into the ceiling. Am I way off base here or was that the case? Last flight on one was ~1995, DL, LAX-SAN.

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by n92r03
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Super Bowl Flyover 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Super Bowl Flyover 2021

Easy to plan that mission on any of them without an AAR, but likely one planned to fill a training square. Military planes done fly much without a training aspect in the plan. Galaxy- That is exactly what the Air Force representaive said in the interview I just watched (local TV in TPA). He went on...

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by n92r03
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Super Bowl Flyover 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Super Bowl Flyover 2021

Super Bowl LV (55) will have a B1, B2 and B52 (1 + 2 + 52 = 55) for the flyover. Linked article says each aircraft will fly from their home bases, Ellsworth, Whitman and Minot, perform the flyover during the national anthem and then return to base. Anyone have a guess on how many aerial refuelings e...

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by n92r03
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Restrictions Under a Biden Administration
Replies: 24
Views: 3430

Re: Travel Restrictions Under a Biden Administration

I think every airline in the US already requires mask to be worn while on board, people are getting removed from the aircraft and/or added to the no-fly list for not complying. Masks are already required in almost every building I have been in over the past 9 months. So not sure what else will be th...

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by n92r03
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4099

Re: “Line up and wait”

Just a guess here but the OP may be watching the aircraft (either in person or on FR24) while listening to ATC via Live ATC or other. If so, there is often a slight delay in the audio which can give the impression the aircraft is moving before clearance/instruction is given.

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by n92r03
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question about equipment choices
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: Very basic question about equipment choices

It is quite interesting and not just due to Covid or current times. Thinking back appx 20 years ago, DL flew many different types between ATL and TPA daily, including L-1011 and 772 (the good ole' days). Fast forward to current times and DL continues to fly many different types on that same route. 7...

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by n92r03
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70977

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

A couple things- First, really enjoying this thread. By far the best on the site in a long time. Great insight all around. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. Second, just to add my own anecdotal info, I'm receiving Amazon packages via UPS, USPS, FedEx and the gray Amazon vans (I'm in the Tam...

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by n92r03
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Approach to Landing AN 124 NASA Shuttle Strip
Replies: 12
Views: 4283

Re: Unusual Approach to Landing AN 124 NASA Shuttle Strip

Any idea what it brought in or what it is picking up?

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by n92r03
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 18857

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Bucs aircraft (A330) was on maintenance in TPA today. They took a 757 to CLT instead. DAL8869. This is the second long delay and aircraft swap for DL and Tampa Bay sports teams this year with DL, the Rays were delayed several hours and ultimately had to swap aircraft last month flying back from Dal...

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by n92r03
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?
Replies: 11
Views: 3058

Re: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?

This may be a 'Captain Obvious' question, but do the flight crew members simply get a ride to the nearest airport that has commercial service and just hitch a ride to their base or whatever hub/focus city, etc were they can get back on a normal flight schedule?

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by n92r03
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US
Replies: 30
Views: 4816

Re: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US

Not related to an airport shutting down but related to VIP movement... Last week when POTUS went to Iowa, the other 747 (28000) went to Iowa as well, about 30 minutes ahead and appears to have landed at a different airport, it also flew a much different route from DC to Iowa. Then on Friday when POT...

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by n92r03
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Woman denied boarding.
Replies: 30
Views: 3665

Re: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Lewd Woman

Very well handled by that captain, but clearly, this woman was trying to get attention and used the opportunity to post to social media in an attempt to gain media attention. Southwest was right in initially denying her boarding. It is unfortunate that they ended up apologizing and refunding her ti...

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by n92r03
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7384

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm not getting into the mask debate I'm about common sense and whatever works for you and personally I like the social distancing thing for about 99% of the people in public (always have had my own version of this), I like my personal space. That being said, I flew last weekend on WN. Aircraft were...

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by n92r03
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 12042

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

One can see DL 772's at TPA as the Bucs are using them for their charters. Two weeks ago one just sat parked at the gate for two weeks. The LA Chargers will be flying in later tonight on one and most likely it will stay parked at the gate until after the game on Sunday.

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by n92r03
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11126

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

Ah, but what some people say they would do in any type of emergency, and what they actually do, are two very different things entirely. All very well for a person to act the 'big man' and be full of bravado thinking one is John Wayne in the audience of family and friends.....very different scenario...

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by n92r03
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 18857

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Moose135 wrote:
The Panthers are playing in Tampa Bay this weekend, the Bucs aren't coming to CLT.


Apologies, I should have checked and not just assumed. Perhaps DL will keep it there until the following week when the Bucs play in Denver.

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by n92r03
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 18857

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Looks like Delta is leaving N866DA (B772) at TPA after returning from MSY on Sunday night. I suppose that makes sense as the Bucs play in CLT this weekend...no need to fly it back to ATL for no reason only have to fly back to TPA on Saturday. I would have never thought a major carrier could just lea...

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by n92r03
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 11519

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://youtu.be/icnoQayKP-s

Not an airline commercial but at an airport:
https://youtu.be/eTxT7feUlPg
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BA had this great one:
https://youtu.be/icnoQayKP-s

Not an airline commercial but at an airport:
https://youtu.be/eTxT7feUlPg

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by n92r03
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2950

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

[/quote] What do people do with this information, anyways? [/quote] No spreadsheet, no willing to kids, just useless information that I like to hoard and to be honest it is interesting to have been a passenger on an aircraft that later in time may have been involved in a newsworthy event or had an i...

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by n92r03
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 236137

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N349CM just departed TPA for ROW. FAA shows reg change in process, but Flightaware shows this is a 767 so maybe heading to ROW for paint? I *think* this is one of the frames that has been at the old Pemco hangar but I may be wrong. Thanks-

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by n92r03
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2950

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

Don't know about manifests, but the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics maintains data going back quite a few years. To find the tail number of a past flight, follow this link: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx Interesting, does anyone know of a source similar to the one abo...

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by n92r03
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

Does anyone know what happened to the FR24 app for MacBooks? The app for phones and tablets is still there but no more on my laptop. Thanks-

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by n92r03
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27966

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Perhaps a stupid question, but would someone please explain exactly what these crew bases consist of? Is it a block of rooms at a hotel and an office somewhere? I'm thinking the base means that FA's can actually live in HKG (and other cities) and they work flights primarily with others who live in t...

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by n92r03
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 236137

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

They shipped the item on May 7th via FedEx Ground. Per the return address it came out of 4801 Ulmerton Rd in Clearwater, FL. This location is clearly a fulfillment center and not a retail store. . That is the old Eva-Tone building. For years they "printed" CD's. If memory serves, there wa...

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by n92r03
Wed May 27, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..

Came over my house as I’m about 14 miles north of TPA. At first I thought it was BA 2167, but I knew better...and it wasn’t a 772. Had to come in and check FR24. Those people must be tired at this point. Doesn’t look like scheduled to depart TPA yet either. Hopefully sooner than later we will have B...

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by n92r03
Wed May 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10387

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

wjcandee wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
“The Crew was unaware of the incident.”


I'm sure the prisoners on board didn't notice, either.


Is Swift doing JPATS flights?

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by n92r03
Wed May 06, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7630

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

With the $51 mentioned a few times I wonder about the margins. I completely understand that small things multiply into big results. Removing the magazines, pillows, less catering all saves weight which equals dollars. No problem. I wonder though, how much more does it cost to take off ‘in the wrong ...

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by n92r03
Fri May 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11730

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

If memory serves, arriving into HKG one is directed to a lower level at the gate, then down a corridor with washrooms available then you have to go up a level or two to get to the tram/people mover which takes you to the processing area (Arrivals Hall A or B). I *think* the same people mover/tram is...

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by n92r03
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 90526

Re: FedEx and UPS rule the skies over the U.S.

Yes they do, along with Amazon. I can't believe the amount of 767's that are in and out of TPA these days.

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by n92r03
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 12042

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

I read or saw that TPA's pax count is down 97%. Wow. I live about 15 miles due north of TPA, looking forward to seeing some traffic in the skies again hopefully sooner than later, sure is quiet these days. Almost seems like UPS, FedEx and Amazon flights count for as much as pax fllghts.

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by n92r03
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6427

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

The Patriots are an American football team, who play in Boston, Massachusetts.... Apparently, the stop at ILN was so AMES could upgrade its avionics to support the flight to China. And interesting details about China requiring it to sit on the ground less than 3 hours for loading, etc., and the cre...

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by n92r03
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 760
Views: 500789

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 110553002/
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The New England Patriots' 767 went to Shenzen to pick up a load of masks. Good for them-
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 110553002/

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by n92r03
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746293

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Parking aircraft at IAH or DEN in the spring has a potential for severe weather, specifically large hail storms...and th spring is just beginning.

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by n92r03
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746293

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I noticed UA has a 772 scheduled for EWR-TPA-EWR starting March 29, also looks like more 757's between EWR/IAD and TPA. Anyone have a list of upgauged routes? I'm guessing this will be temporary, maybe 30 days at least to start out.

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by n92r03
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 215472

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

KVH68 wrote:
n92r03 wrote:
It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU).


The airplane is being refueled at Travis. It will then fly to Miramar.


Looks like both Kalitta flights (373 and 375) diverted to Travis. Miramar? I thought they were going to Riverside...

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by n92r03
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 215472

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU).

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by n92r03
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 58269

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

From calcs. for a B777 200 with 181 passengers and negligible cargo, and block fuel for the KLAX to ZSPD dispatch route (with winds aloft), with normal contingency, reserves, and alternate fuel, and based on the estimated fuel burn from the engine issue diversion point back to KLAX for landing...it...

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by n92r03
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 58269

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Would Kansas City make it ok? C'mon people, let's be rational. Pretty sure the pilots did not think "cool, let's dump fuel when we don't need to and let's aim for a school". Some of you are such sensational alarmists, similar to the media these days. The other day I spilled fuel on my hand...

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by n92r03
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4141

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMCC/KMZJ
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I wondered the same thing. The global super tanker 744 is at Pinal, I assume for maintenance.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMCC/KMZJ

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by n92r03
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18912

Re: Hong Kong Airport Authority seized control of 7 HX aircraft to protect its financial interest.

What exactly is "taking control" as in what do they actually do to the aircraft? I say this as they can't really put a padlock on the door (s). I assume batteries and some other vital equipment is removed?

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by n92r03
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Not a “carrier landing loop”; an overhead pattern or colloquially, “the break”. Sorry about that, I was unsure what it was called. I lived in San Diego in the mid 90's and worked near Miramar. Saw the good ole Tomcats do them every day and never knew the actual term. Again going off-topic, coolest ...

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