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by 26point2
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 124
Views: 12405

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

I have vague memories of my first ever “airplane ride” as a 5 year old emigrating to the US in 1968 on a TWA 707. LHR-JFK. Thus began a lifelong love of all things aviation and (up til now) 40+ years as a pilot, 33 of them professionally. I like to think TWA gets some credit for the path I have chos...

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by 26point2
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 2366

Re: Concorde droop nose design question

Interestingly the Boeing 2707 SST design had an articulated double hinged droop nose. Down similar to Concorde but then the tip of the nose hinged back up so as not to drag on the ground presumably. Looked like an anteater….very awkward design.

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by 26point2
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: The first ‘Electronic E6B’s’

I too came from the mechanical E6B world but never used the electronic kind. Do I remember correctly that electronic E6Bs were not allowed during exams? Was it considered cheating? As a flight instructor in the late 1980s I was still teaching the manual device. Doubtful, but do student pilots still ...

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by 26point2
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

What about gloves vs touch screens? IPad EFBs, etc. Our FMSs are all touch screen also.

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by 26point2
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6648

121.5 now a political forum in US

I just came off a trans con flight and 121.5 has become unbearable to monitor. I had to shut it off. Someone transmits “Let’s Go Brandon” every few minutes followed by the snickering. It was bad enough 2 weeks ago but has become a complete joke.. We are required of course to monitor 121.5 during fli...

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by 26point2
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

After 30 years flying jets I recently took up glider flying. In the beginning my glider rudder use was appalling to say the least. I had to re learn how to properly use the rudder again. Very humbling.

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by 26point2
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

I’ve heard ATIS broadcasts mentioning something like “...caution for unauthorized transmissions on tower frequency”. It happens.

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by 26point2
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed
Replies: 19
Views: 9936

Re: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed

Lear 55. Absolutely. The cockpit side window is unique to the 55. 1980s vintage. You too can buy one of these or cheap.

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by 26point2
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 6347

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

Not sure about the most but the aerial photo of Gander/CYQX on Sept 11, 2001 has quite a few.

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by 26point2
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 8031

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

In 20 years has the US FFDO program ever been credited with saving the day? Seems like more of a liability than a practical thing.

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by 26point2
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 9104

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

Kalitta takes a 747-400 load of beef cattle from PHKO (Kona, HI) regularly to the mainland. Kohala Ranch cattle. Must be some good beef if you’re into that sort of thing.

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by 26point2
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9034

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

The only thing of this type I recall is the UK charter airline Paramount (not to be confused with the Indian airline of the same name today) which did winter series with the MD83 to Goa. I recall it was tech stops at Amman and Bahrain to Goa so a three leg journey. In the mid 00s, something like Co...

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by 26point2
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27984

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Contract captain is interesting, usually contractors are fill-in for the company crew, as co-pilot only. You and I know it takes two to fly these aircraft, the newspapers don't (reference made to "the pilot"). The person named as "the pilot" could have been SIC. Tragic outcome e...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 27984

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

I have been flying into TRK my entire career in everything from C-172 to Global Express…and several times in a CL-601 too. It’s a fine airport if the weather is good. Mountain weather and wind is unforgiving and it doesn’t take much for me to head to RNO instead. I must say I have never made an IFR ...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: Biz-jet thrust reversers activated whilst taxiing.

We're on year 13 with our Global and still the original brakes. 4000+TT with 1500+ cycles. The brakes on a Global are VERY robust. A new set of brakes are in the $100's of Thousands.

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by 26point2
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Jet Subcharter
Replies: 17
Views: 1781

Re: Private Jet Subcharter

One common tactic of a management company trying to drum up charter revenue is to convince the aircraft owner that putting his plane on their certificate will not only offset the fixed operating costs but will actually make him a profit. This is always wrong. No one makes money owning a private jet.

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2895

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

[twoid][/twoid] Airbus and later Virgin Atlantic believed 4 engines were better than 2. They used the “4 for the Long Haul” slogan on the Airbus 340 and had it clearly labeled on the engine. I suppose Virgin removed the slogan when they started twin engine long haul ops. Story. https://blog.seattlep...

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by 26point2
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2895

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

Airbus and later Virgin Atlantic believed 4 engines were better than 2. They used the “4 for the Long Haul” slogan on the Airbus 340 and had it clearly labeled on the engine. I suppose Virgin removed the slogan when they started twin engine long haul ops. Story. https://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/...

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by 26point2
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95183

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

If it’s not fuel contamination, there aren’t many other explanations for both engines failing. I agree that an EPA exemption for DEF in airside airport vehicles makes a great deal of sense, at the very least until better safeguards and practices can be developed to avoid cross-contamination. Every ...

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by 26point2
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carry on baggage selecting at gate
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: Carry on baggage selecting at gate

I travel for a living (corporate pilot) and long ago learned that it’s much easier to use a medium size duffle bag as luggage over a rolling bag. Old school? Sure. But it has advantages. My duffle never gets pulled from airline carry-on even on the small RJs. When the trend went toward rolling bags ...

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by 26point2
Sat May 22, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Seat Belt Types 1960s/early 1970s
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: Passenger Seat Belt Types 1960s/early 1970s

Can’t answer your question specifically but I vaguely remember hearing long ago at training that aircraft seatbelts standardized to the pull-to-release type because not all push button types were the same and fumbling for a button during an emergency was considered potentially hazardous.

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by 26point2
Thu May 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3937

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

I was based at SFO Signature for many years until last year. We operated a Global there. The aircraft owner, his plane and crew were all part of the Great California Exodus and moved out of state. Some of the comments above are correct but not all. In our experience we could only get a departure fro...

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by 26point2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

VORs were once named for the nearest city even if many miles away...but this changed. When I learned to fly in Central California in the early 1980s many VORs far away from the associated airport still held the name of the nearby airport. The VOR names were changed to avoid confusion I suspect. Exam...

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by 26point2
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.
Replies: 30
Views: 4322

Re: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.

It’s not unusual for wind in the spring in Northeast. 48 years of flying, I and other pilots have seen many times. BTW, I’m riding in the back of an airline right now into KBDL, winds around 25 knots down 33. Clickbait Many of the people on this forum aren’t pilots so maybe you can bring the ego do...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 212
Views: 46709

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

It’s not as random as it appears. Remains of at least 200 mammoths were found during construction of the airport. https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-04/mammoth-central-found-at-mexico-airport-construction-site The problem with the logo is that most people won’t get the connection. Th...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 20068

Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

In the US there is some debate about the legality of mandating employees to get vaccinated. This issue is still developing as far as I understand it and it looks like it may be left up to the individual states to declare their policy. What is the position with regards to airlines, their employees an...

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by 26point2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

When my boss was looking for a new plane and was considering the Bombardier Global 5000 (advertised as having 5000nm range) I mentioned this to the Gulfstream salesman. He quipped, “Global 5000? You mean the Global 4700”. Funny. We ended up buying a Global 5000....with it’s 4700nm range.

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by 26point2
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radar coverage over Atlantic and other oceanic zones
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Radar coverage over Atlantic and other oceanic zones

Prior to 1966, there was a Prestwick and Shannon control centers with respective aeradio stations. To consolidate the two, the UK and Ireland ATC, created Shanwick—Shannon getting the Flight Services and Prestwick the traffic control portion. When you called “Shanwick Radio, NW xxx, position”; your...

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by 26point2
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4109

Re: Flights between metro area airports

SFO Helicopters ran a SFO-Marin-OAK-SJC-SFO scheduled service with a fleet of Sikorsky S-61s. 1970s/1980s. $5 would get you a round trip seat for a joy ride around the Bay.

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by 26point2
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3957

Re: Why do some airliners seemingly have two sets of EFBs?

Our 2009 Global came with CMC/Windows XP EFBs. Total boat anchors and pretty useless when compared to iPad. We upgraded the Global with IPad mounts with ship power and link to FMS data for moving map, etc. With onboard wifi we now each have a multi functional tablet with Jepp charts, ARINC, ForeFlig...

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by 26point2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3313

Re: The smell of flying!

I find a huge difference between the smell of jet fuel and the smell of jet exhaust. Single point refueling keeps the odors down to a minimum but when I walk past the wing fuel event It smells pretty rank. Don’t stand downwind. There’s no doubt the fuel is going into the tanks. Now, the smell of jet...

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by 26point2
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4566

Re: How could Lufthansa fly a 747 into La Paz/Bolivia located at 13'000 ft?

How does one do a QFE approach at an airport such as La Paz? Aircraft I’ve flown wouldn’t allow an altimeter setting that low.

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by 26point2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11526

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It's honestly surprising that people don't think that a plane could be used on a suicide mission, when even as early as the 1970s, there were kooks already planning to do just that - like Samuel Byck for example. What an innocent time it was back then. You would think they would have definitely fig...

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by 26point2
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 20041

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

Well, it seems unlikely but 2020 plays by different rules. Filling up a 744M with cargo shouldn't be too hard, and it takes pressure off filling the pax side. They should scrounge in the desert for an intact 747SP frame, repaint it with the old livery and use that on their promo materials so their ...

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

As a biz jet guy the only paper we use is a notepad to copy the rare clearance or ATIS at a small airport without D-ATIS or CPDLC. Are you required to retain your fuel dockets, notoc, Loadsheet, performance data, passenger manifests, flight plan, ATIS, clearances etc for 6 years in your operation? ...

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Re purpose Jepp leather binders?
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Re purpose Jepp leather binders?

Our flight department has 30-50 leather Jeppesen Airway Manual binders that we don’t want. Before I toss them in the trash I should ask if Anyone out there can use these for some purpose? Free. Just pay for shipping. Based in SF Bay Area.
Thanks.
-Ben

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by 26point2
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: How much paper do you use in the cockpit nowadays?

As a biz jet guy the only paper we use is a notepad to copy the rare clearance or ATIS at a small airport without D-ATIS or CPDLC.

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by 26point2
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The weirdest sim check scenario?
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: The weirdest sim check scenario?

“Sim checks” follow a specified script to ensure all of the boxes are checked. Additionally, FAA doesn’t allow for compounding system failures during a check ride. For example you will get an engine failure of some sort but not a dual engine flameout during a check ride as it’s not a required item. ...

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by 26point2
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13466

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

§ 91.13 Careless or reckless operation.
(a) Aircraft operations for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

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by 26point2
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

Re: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One

In the 50s the Shah ordered a Morane-Solnier “Paris Jet” for his personal use....a 4 seat “very light jet” type of affair. His son prince Ali Reza was killed in a 1954 plane crash in the Elburz Mtns....could have been in this Paris Jet but I can’t confirm.

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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: 5562

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: 8199

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: 3127

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: 3142

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: 2827

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
Sat May 30, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shuttle plane
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

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: 1956

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: 15008

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: 8152

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: 36452

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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