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by 26point2
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5256

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

The Safest Date in Aviation history? Feb 29. I can’t think of a single major airline accident that occurred on this day.

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by 26point2
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6858

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

This is a ridiculous idea and debating it, winglets or not, Is only an academic exercise at best. Is the SJ30 even certified? Regardless, all the reasons this is a terrible idea have been mentioned. Wet footprint, contingency planning. FANS 1A equip requirements, etc. I’ve seen the Air Ambulance Lea...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Winners of Covid

People will avoid airline travel for quite some time. Likely private aircraft ownership and charter will see a big uptick for those who can afford it.

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by 26point2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

Re: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?

Did AA ever have San Francisco-Jamaica Non-stop service? I doubt it.

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by 26point2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 20
Views: 2164

Re: Fastest Turnaround Times?

The plane I fly BBD GLEX limitations require minimum 15 minutes from landing to take off Due brake heating...brakes need time to get to max temp after landing before a take off is considered. Granted a GLEX is not an airliner and we typically carry 1-2 passengers but 15 mins cannot be beaten (on/off...

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by 26point2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3403

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Good stuff. Thanks for the info Crownvic.

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by 26point2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3403

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been a frequent KPHL visitor as a corporate pilot since the early 90s and remember the old Atlantic Aviation GA facility near to the main terminal parking structure. I believe the hangar is still there but now used for AA maintenance. The new Atlantic Aviation h...

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by 26point2
Sat May 30, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

Re: Shuttle plane

Wasn’t the Carvair developed by Freddy Laker? I was able to get a tour of a Carvair at KSFO back in the 90s. Do I remember it correctly that we climbed a ladder to get up to the flight deck? Cool plane.

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by 26point2
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO codes with repeat letters
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: ICAO codes with repeat letters

To take Heathrow (EGLL) as an example, its airfield identifier is the 4th letter "L", however as it is also the Master airfield for the area, its 3rd letter is also "L". Two airfields in the same region I'm familiar with are EGL M (White Waltham) and EGL J (Chalgrove). Also EGLF...

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by 26point2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14622

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

The Marriott Waikoloa (Kona) is shutting down this Thursday. Not sure about other Marriott properties on the Big Island but likely a similar story.

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by 26point2
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7743

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Speaking of Globals...one would think a plane built in Canada could tolerate staying outside on a very cold night. It can’t. If you can’t find a hangar for your Global when the temp
dips below -10C she wakes up angry the next morning and stuff doesn’t work right.

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by 26point2
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34905

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

When the name change occurred I remember an A.net poster saying “it’s like British Airways...only not really”. I remember that comment.

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by 26point2
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14697

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

N776AU wrote:
The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.


Rush? Is that you?

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by 26point2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19764

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

What about the poor buggers going the other direction? A different sort of record I suppose

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by 26point2
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH
Replies: 24
Views: 2635

Re: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH

Instead of subsidies to the airlines why not jut pay CalTrans to keep Tioga Pass or Sonora Pass open all year? Problem solved.

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by 26point2
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airlines/aircraft ADS-B ready for Jan 1?
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: Are airlines/aircraft ADS-B ready for Jan 1?

GA biz jet fleet is about 88% ADS-B compliant as of early Dec Nearly 100% compliance on aircraft less than 20 years old. Non-compliance is mostly with older aircraft such as G-III and similar aged types.

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by 26point2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The private Jet pilot?
Replies: 19
Views: 3650

Re: The private Jet pilot?

I have been at private/corporate/charter flying for 30 years. Pretty much have done it all as described above Very little of it have I not enjoyed. In my 20s and 30s I was an eager pilot trying to get any experience I could so even the pop-up charter flights were a blast. Planning, on the fly, for l...

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by 26point2
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14408

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

SJC has been my home airport my entire life. I might be mis-remembering but I believe the City of San Jose limited aircraft size for SCHEDULED flights to not bigger than MD-11 once upon a time? SJC has never had 747 regular scheduled service as far as I can remember. MD-11 and DC-10 for sure. Does a...

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by 26point2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4622

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

The FAA requires reporting moving violations when you get your FAA flight physical. One or two in the past aren't going to hurt you but a trend will. Wrong. Not in US at least. The application specifically asks if you have any “Non traffic convictions”. Nothing about traffic tickets. Major tickets,...

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by 26point2
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 6014

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

ADIZ? I thought we called it a TFR. ADIZ runs around the perimeter of contiguous US.

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by 26point2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is an aircraft weighing possible outdoors ?
Replies: 49
Views: 2322

Re: Is an aircraft weighing possible outdoors ?

We recently had our large biz jet weighed after paint and interior mods were made. It was explained to me that all hangar doors must be closed and even hangar ceiling fans are turned off during weighing. Definitely NOT outside.

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by 26point2
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: human-powered aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: human-powered aircraft

I love cycling and climbing steep grades in particular but let’s leave Lance Armstrong out of the equation. He is a known cheat so his accomplishments don’t matter any longer. I’ve ridden with Armstrong a couple of times too, CO and HI, and he....let’s say...thinks highly of himself. The Albatross h...

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by 26point2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-Icing in the dry
Replies: 11
Views: 1497

Re: De-Icing in the dry

And the aircraft antice system does not usually work on the ground. On most jet airliners it is inhibited by weight on wheels, to stop the wing getting too hot. Not true. Anti ice systems can work on the ground, it is required to, for take off in icing conditions. Also, aircraft anti ice systems do...

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by 26point2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?
Replies: 16
Views: 1389

Re: Most Commercially Active U.S. Airports With 100 Ft Wide Runways?

KSUN. KTEX. KASE....all commercially serviced. One runway. 100’ wide.

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by 26point2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.
Replies: 33
Views: 6458

Re: Concorde & TU144 Paris crash locations.

The Concorde crash was in Gonesse, France. The Tu-144 crash at the Paris air show was in Goussainville, Val-d'Oise, France. . Interesting topic and observation...I've never thought of the close proximity but you are right. If we're keeping score, however, here have been 2 Tu-144 fatal accidents not...

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by 26point2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW
Replies: 111
Views: 18399

Re: 1989: A radical redesign of DFW

Your gate would still be occupied upon arrival.

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by 26point2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 11419

Re: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?

We just spent $230,000 to repaint our Global 5000 in white plus 3 color stripes and custom tail logo. Took 3+ weeks to complete. You got robbed. 767 full strip and paint should be between 100-200K. Typical 747-400 will run around 150-300K You clearly have no concept of what it costs to own and oper...

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by 26point2
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6077

Re: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Simple answer:: airliners are twins, tris or quads and each requires a powerful rudder for the OEI case. Imagine the Vmcg and Vmca for a V-tail B777?


Gf


The Fouga CM 170 Magistar wasn’t an airliner but it was a twin jet with v tail.

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by 26point2
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 4525

Re: BOAC VC -10 The Crown Season 3 trailer

This sort of thing, aviation movie props, is typically terribly contrived as we know. At least someone at production had a good sense of reality.

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by 26point2
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.
Replies: 39
Views: 10949

Re: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.

Led Zeppelin used a Boeing 720 in the early-mid 1970s for their Song Remains the Same Tour and concert Movie. I believe the band actually owned this plane but not certain....details are a bit fuzzy. ...also, in mid 90s I stood at the urinal next to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at the SFO FBO (the old B...

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by 26point2
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 11419

Re: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?

We just spent $230,000 to repaint our Global 5000 in white plus 3 color stripes and custom tail logo. Took 3+ weeks to complete.

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?
Replies: 18
Views: 3982

Re: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?

Watching at FR24 a few minutes ago I just witnessed what seems to be a very odd flight : flight NASA747 from Palmdale (PDM) to Stuttgart (STR), Germany using a 747SP equipment. I first thought this was a tracking mistake from the website, however the 747 shows to be heading northeast at FL370 and s...

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by 26point2
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28023

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Pretty bad for Saturday. Average delay of 2:28 CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 0108Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 15/0200Z - 15/0659Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 14/1500Z - 15/0659Z PROGRAM RATE: 30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZLA ZAU ZL...

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28023

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Quit your bitching people. Airline pax inconvenienced? Pfft. I'm based at KSFO on a biz jet. Welcome to my world.

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by 26point2
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8494

Re: LAX to India

SFO is home of the Silicon Valley and (for some reason unknown to me) lots of Indian-Americans are tied to the IT industry. This might be a reason why SFO has been preferred to LAX. This is correct. I received a cold call from India just the other day to help me with my "hacked computer"....

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by 26point2
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28023

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Sept is typically the best month for SFO weather. Summer fog is history and still a month or 2 before the rain starts up. At least there’s that. Perhaps they planned the work for Sept considering it’s typically a good wx month.

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by 26point2
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 5258

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

With all the careful coordination airlines are tasked with one would think they could at least figure out a destination gate that isn’t still still occupied at arrival. This happened to me on AA at DFW last week and on UA at SFO 2 days ago....15 minute wait on the ramp for the gate and we were alrea...

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by 26point2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now are they being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...

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by 26point2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26768

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now they are being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilots...

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by 26point2
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7022

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nijs1MBFNNM
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America's classiest TV program Jackass had Steve-O ride through the airport baggage x-ray machine. I think it fried more of his few remaining brain cells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nijs1MBFNNM

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by 26point2
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7706

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

PA110 wrote:
I lived in Tehran from Jan 1975 through August 1977.


I did as well. Attended Tehran American School. I would like to go back to Iran one day. While there I flew IR on 2 occasions: 707 to Kabul, Afghanistan and a 727 to Shiraz.

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 19686

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

If there’s not a size limit to be sitting in an exit row there should be. How’s that dude going to fit through the overwing exit?

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by 26point2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7733

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

What about the roof that collapsed on the hanger in Washington from heavy snow - was it that? It was @ KIAD Dulles Jet Center. The roof collapse destroyed several biz jets including 3 Global Express jets, a Hawker and others. The lawsuits went on for years. I have pics during a visit a few days lat...

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by 26point2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3660

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

This is hard to believe. 2 nights? Why not rent a car and drive LIT-DFW? Laying in bed the first night I would have already made this conclusion if not sooner. There was a story during the 9/11 nationwide grounding of a group of pax stranded somewhere in the Midwest who pooled their money together, ...

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by 26point2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4529

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The engines on the Fox Harbor Global accident were condemned by an AD note in cooperation with RR.


...and the cockpit from that wreck is now used as a GLEX sim at CAE DFW.

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by 26point2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11208

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

N766UA wrote:
D L X wrote:
Is there a more famous Kentuckian in the whole world?


Colonel Sanders. By a mile.


Colonel Sanders is actually an Indianan...not from Kentucky.

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by 26point2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11208

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

aryonoco wrote:
This was Tehran, Iran. The year was 1993, .


Muhammad Ali in Teheran In 1993? Surprising.

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by 26point2
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2990

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

Carlsbad, CA is KCRQ/CLD. Truckee, CA is KTRK/TKF...exceptions to the convention. There are many others in the US.

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by 26point2
Fri May 31, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 737-100 flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2637

Re: Longest 737-100 flight

Probably Aloha airlines mainland to Hawaii ferry flights.

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by 26point2
Thu May 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40582

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Red Stripe moving to Red State?

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