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by mls515
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

It's been discussed here and there, but it hasn't rightfully gotten its own thread on here. I think the swoop does wonders for the livery and I hope that this is part of a new trend and they will eventually carry it out to all aircraft. I think even the ERJ-145 would look nifty with a swoop. It wou...

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by mls515
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 168105

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

stlgph wrote:

Massively far from perfect given the long taxi times if you're coming in on say 27R


The 27R taxi in is cake compared to 10R!

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by mls515
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9855

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

On a side note a year back we flew through IAH on a E135. First flight out of DSM on a clear day really should be a no excuse for late departure but we sat inside the terminal while they "warmed up the plane." Granted it was 5 degrees out but I've not heard of such a comment. Obviously it...

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by mls515
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport
Replies: 103
Views: 18865

Re: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport

The biggest issue is that secondary airports in Europe are still miles ahead in regional connectivity than most secondary airports in the US. If you are flying to a secondary airport in the US you basically have no option except to rent a car and drive. Renting a car and driving, that's what we cal...

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by mls515
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking A GPS On Board An Aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 10315

RE: Taking A GPS On Board An Aircraft?

I've used my android tablet and phone in flight many times. It needs a view out the window to pick up the <acronym title="Baltra / Seymour (GPS / SEGS), Ecuador">GPS</acronym>/GLONASS signal. Usually there is enough of a base map left the in the cache on Google Maps to have a good idea of your locat...

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by mls515
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glide Slope / Descent Rate?
Replies: 4
Views: 2863

RE: Glide Slope / Descent Rate?

3 degrees is kind of typical but it's not hard to pull off 4 degrees or even steeper if you have a good headwind. With a tailwind you'll want to keep closer to 3 degrees. The decent rate will depend on your ground speed. (i.e. your true airspeed plus or minus any headwind or tailwind). The decent ra...

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by mls515
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ends EWR-YYT
Replies: 21
Views: 6515

RE: UA Ends EWR-YYT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RDH3E" class="quote" target="_blank">RDH3E</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Quoting yegbey01 (Reply 4): They also pulled <ac...

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by mls515
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Abreast 787 Proposed By Thompson Aero Seating
Replies: 68
Views: 17047

RE: 10 Abreast 787 Proposed By Thompson Aero Seating

I would be very interested to see seats like these and at least give them a chance. Like others have discussed, lack of shoulder room is the main reason why airline seats are uncomfortable for me. Perhaps the airlines are worried that demand for premium classes will suffer if y-class were to become ...

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by mls515
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US And Cuba To Normalize Relations
Replies: 149
Views: 4715

RE: US And Cuba To Normalize Relations

Everyone in a rush to visit Cuba before the Americans get there, print up a bunch of these and share them with every Cuban you meet: <a href="http://www.un.org/es/documents/udhr/index_print.shtml" target="_BLANK">DECLARACIÓN UNIVERSAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS</a> Just a little United Nations document. No...

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by mls515
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot With Loaded Gun Arrested In YYC
Replies: 84
Views: 14316

RE: Pilot With Loaded Gun Arrested In YYC

Obviously the guy didn't know the gun was in his bag or he wouldn't have tried to clear airport security with it. I do not believe his failure to declare it on arrival was intentional. Only an idiot would knowingly try to pass through a security checkpoint with a firearm in their possession. If the ...

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by mls515
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (US) DSM-PHX
Replies: 23
Views: 5545

RE: AA (US) DSM-PHX

UA tried a CR7 to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> back in '07 and maybe the route lasted into '08. I heard they had range and payload issues with the chosen aircraft. Let's hope that if they try the route again, they won't use the EMB-145XR w...

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by mls515
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Sub Service?
Replies: 45
Views: 11007

RE: Allegiant Sub Service?

Falcon <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s. They were friendly and came through with a beverage service. I didn't get anything so I don't know if they charged for drinks or if <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym>'s other regular for-purchase ite...

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by mls515
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (US) DSM-PHX
Replies: 23
Views: 5545

RE: AA (US) DSM-PHX

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by mls515
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Sub Service?
Replies: 45
Views: 11007

RE: Allegiant Sub Service?

I flew <acronym title="Punta Gorda - Charlotte County (PGD), USA - Florida">PGD</acronym>-<acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> on Falcon Air last week on the 23rd. The aircraft had come in from <acronym title="Allentown - Lehigh Valley International (All...

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by mls515
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Re-introduces 2nd Flight AMS-IAH-AMS S14
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

RE: KL Re-introduces 2nd Flight AMS-IAH-AMS S14

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/point2point" class="quote" target="_blank">point2point</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> I would wonder if there are any oth...

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by mls515
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astrophysicist Tackles Boarding Congestion
Replies: 50
Views: 7877

RE: Astrophysicist Tackles Boarding Congestion

The carry-on bag debacle slows down boarding a ton. If the airlines are going to continue down the fee-for-bag route, it's time to start charging for all bags, carry-on or checked. Understanding the needs of certain travelers, the airlines need to encourage checking baggage. Also, the FAA needs to s...

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by mls515
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Mainline To DSM
Replies: 26
Views: 7498

RE: US Airways Mainline To DSM

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by mls515
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cuts MDW - IND Eff 11/3/2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7621

RE: WN Cuts MDW - IND Eff 11/3/2012

Chalk one up for Megabus.

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by mls515
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question About Taking Shoes Off Inside The House
Replies: 32
Views: 9964

RE: Question About Taking Shoes Off Inside The House

Another consideration is if a baby lives there and crawls on the floor.

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by mls515
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

RE: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingbronco05" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingbronco05</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Which is why the Embraer serie...

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by mls515
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

RE: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI

That sounds very much like the account of the Akron incident I heard. In that case the airplane departed the runway once it entered the low speed regime, when the rudder, differential braking and differential reverse thrust were no longer effective in counteracting the errant nosewheel. Steering dis...

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by mls515
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI
Replies: 9
Views: 6192

RE: ExpressJet Off The Runway At MLI

This is the second one this year. The crew in the Akron incident was cleared. The EMB-145 has a known issue with "uncommanded" nosewheel steering.

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by mls515
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Windsor Be An Alternative To DTW?
Replies: 83
Views: 9972

RE: Can Windsor Be An Alternative To DTW?

My state issues non-driver ID's for $5.00. That's almost free.

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by mls515
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cross-cultural Confusion : Junk = Genitals?
Replies: 34
Views: 5122

RE: Cross-cultural Confusion : Junk = Genitals?

I prefer the term "cash and prizes".

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by mls515
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is Why Having A Gun Is/can Be Useful
Replies: 43
Views: 4747

RE: This Is Why Having A Gun Is/can Be Useful

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StuckInCA" class="quote" target="_blank">StuckInCA</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>I think statistics show that you're more...

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by mls515
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween Costume: Pilot Uniform, Legal?
Replies: 25
Views: 13699

RE: Halloween Costume: Pilot Uniform, Legal?

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by mls515
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Numbers That Don't Correspond To Headings
Replies: 28
Views: 7512

RE: Runway Numbers That Don't Correspond To Headings

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by mls515
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9E W&B?
Replies: 2
Views: 2771

RE: 9E W&B?

Pinnacle has to run their W & B numbers through their operations. I believe Mesaba has to do something like this. I was on a Mesaba flight once (on a CRJ-200) that had to gate return because they found out they needed to add ballast in the aft baggage compartment.

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by mls515
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Versus VOR
Replies: 34
Views: 9031

RE: GPS Versus VOR

Don't forget that even on FMC-equipped aircraft, the FMC can be inop ("MEL-ed") and the aircraft can still fly, using VOR's for navigation.

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by mls515
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is It True That A Non-airline Pilot Can Jumpseat?
Replies: 30
Views: 17255

RE: Is It True That A Non-airline Pilot Can Jumpseat?

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by mls515
Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is It True That A Non-airline Pilot Can Jumpseat?
Replies: 30
Views: 17255

RE: Is It True That A Non-airline Pilot Can Jumpseat?

In the US, add NTSB, Secret Service and DOD air carrier evaluator.

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by mls515
Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Winglets On Regional Jets?
Replies: 42
Views: 15449

RE: Why Winglets On Regional Jets?

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by mls515
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Assigns Gates At Big Airports?
Replies: 22
Views: 9179

RE: Who Assigns Gates At Big Airports?

At my place, Ops handles the gate assignments at the hubs. We know that very few things piss off the pax more than landing at the airport and having to wait for a gate, but changing the gate is like pulling teeth. It can also be challenging operationally. A last-minute gate change will leave ground ...

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by mls515
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zed Fares To Enemy Countries
Replies: 15
Views: 6123

RE: Zed Fares To Enemy Countries

Buy a ZED on Air Canada for a city pair of equal or greater milage than the <acronym title="Havana - Jose Marti International (HAV / MUHA), Cuba">HAV</acronym> flight and they might be able to honor it. Getting back to Canada might get interesting. I would not risk it though. If I really wanted to g...

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by mls515
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Pic Thread July 2008
Replies: 209
Views: 15075

RE: Self Pic Thread July 2008

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by mls515
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ExpressJet FMC
Replies: 21
Views: 5470

RE: ExpressJet FMC

The first photo shows a dual FMS installation. The second photo shows a single FMS installation. It's mounted on the pedestal. In the photo, you can only see the top part of the screen.

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by mls515
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Pic Thread July 2008
Replies: 209
Views: 15075

RE: Self Pic Thread July 2008


I've been gone from a.net for about 5 years but hey, here I am.

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by mls515
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Ops At EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

RE: Cargo Ops At EWR

UPS also goes to <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> three times a week in the A300. The return flight goes <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM...

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by mls515
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CO At Terminal B In EWR?
Replies: 10
Views: 6087

RE: CO At Terminal B In EWR?

Back in February my CO flight from Athens arrived at Terminal B. Worked out ok since I was connecting to a NW flight.

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by mls515
Mon May 19, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Next Terrible Deadly Bus Accident
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

RE: The Next Terrible Deadly Bus Accident

<I>It seems that every week there is a fatal bus accident somewhere with tourists onboard. It really is a dangerous way to travel.</I> <B>No it is not</B>! Just like with air travel, these accidents are highly publicized in the media. Statistically, motorcoach travel is very safe. Much safer than p...

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by mls515
Thu May 15, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Job?
Replies: 40
Views: 1902

RE: What's Your Job?

I drive motorcoaches. I get paid by the mile, so if I wanted to figure out what I get paid per unit time, the faster I drive the more I make!

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by mls515
Wed May 14, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airfare To Toronto
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

RE: Airfare To Toronto

Just drive. I left the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> suburbs mid-morning and arrived in Toronto before sunset the time I went. I'm not sure whether you're better off crossing at Detroit or Niagara Falls. I crossed at Detroit, but that drive from Windsor to Toronto seems to t...

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by mls515
Wed May 14, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Hates Their Printer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1781

RE: Who Here Hates Their Printer?


I have an Apollo P1200 that I bought at Target on sale for $20.00. I shouldn't complain, but it's been pissing me off lately. It's only good for printing black & white text, but I do have a color cartridge but pictures come out way too sloppy. Color graphics I suppose are ok.

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arena Football League (AFL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

RE: Arena Football League (AFL)


I watched it in person when we had a team. I guess I saw Kurt Warner before most anyone else. It still seems too ESPN2 though, not distinguished enough.

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly Little Survey (but Only If You Are Of Age)
Replies: 13
Views: 2722

RE: Silly Little Survey (but Only If You Are Of Age)


Guinness
Bass
Boddingtons
Heineken
Red Stripe

X 3

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Gibraltar Straight Bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 4119

RE: The Gibraltar Straight Bridge



Some of those projects are beyond sanity. For the money involved in building a Spain-Morocco bridge, you could probably operate a free high speed on-demand ferry service FOREVER if you set up an interest-earning trust fund.

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For All You Cruise Ship Fans...
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

RE: For All You Cruise Ship Fans...

A friend of mine held the coolest job I've ever heard of for a while--flying around the world to service video systems on cruise ships. Anyway, I found it funny how he substituted "of disease" for "of the Seas" on the RCCL ships. I don't think he held anything against them though.

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Graduate From FSU Tonight!
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

RE: I Graduate From FSU Tonight!



I loved college, but I don't miss the papers and going to class and such. Enjoy your life beyond it, you deserve it! I love being able to leave work at work and have all the time at home to do what I want.

mls515

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Money- Perceptions
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

RE: US Money- Perceptions

<I>Last time I checked, if one Australian dollar buys you 63 cents American, than the Australian dollar is weaker, because it doesnt buy you one American dollar.</I> Um, that has to be the dumbest thing I've read all year. Without a doubt. The dumbest. Thing. Who cares if they call if the dollar, t...

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by mls515
Mon May 05, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Thing Canadian
Replies: 30
Views: 2002

RE: Favorite Thing Canadian



Buses:

New Flyer
Orion
MCI
Prevost


(the Novabus buses are shiite though, or so I'm told)

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