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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: 1010

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: 3161

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: 1845

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: 4095

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: 193
Views: 39295

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: 18931

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: 2204

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: 1955

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: 3834

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: 25
Views: 3167

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: 3169

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: 4360

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: 11013

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: 18113

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: 1891

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: 2773

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: 1891

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: 3238

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: 13285

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: 2518

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: 5484

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: 7442

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: 3029

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: 3032

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: 2518

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: 3425

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: 1891

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: 14854

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: 8023

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: 35937

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: 15263

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: 20100

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: 2869

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: 1032

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: 3869

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: 14741

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: 4972

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: 6164

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: 2548

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: 1790

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: 1578

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: 1535

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: 6711

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 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 12470

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: 6853

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: 4915

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: 11363

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: 12470

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: 4339

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: 28986

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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