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by DenverA330
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 18118

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Gonna miss the MD's, I remember flying through DFW in the early 00's and getting a sub on a 738 was exciting!

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by DenverA330
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31077

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

A picture that purportedly shows wreckage of the F-16 downed by the IAF yesterday. Source: ANI You do realize that Pakistan didn't use F-16's, right? The US and Lockheed Martin would have been the first to confirm it. Also, this is the same source claiming 300 people were killed in Pakistan. If 300...

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by DenverA330
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 421
Views: 85591

California Pacific Airlines

I was driving to DEN the other night for my 10:15pm UA DEN-SAN flight, and I noticed on both the terminal and train signage that a new airline called California Pacific will be flying to DEN. I frequent the forums but wasn't aware of this new airline. In a general sense, what's the plan for Californ...

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by DenverA330
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 15549

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Flew one of BT's Q400's a few months ago. Flight was uneventful, but indeed loud considering I was sitting right next to the prop. Didn't notice any panel or bin rattling. I've never heard of their Q's having the landing gear issues. Better mx or just newer build planes? Air Baltic had a nose gear ...

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by DenverA330
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 15549

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Flew one of BT's Q400's a few months ago. Flight was uneventful, but indeed loud considering I was sitting right next to the prop. Didn't notice any panel or bin rattling. I've never heard of their Q's having the landing gear issues. Better mx or just newer build planes?

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by DenverA330
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211069

Re: F-35 news thread

Italy caps current F-35 order, may rethink current contract- https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-defence-f35/italy-says-wont-buy-more-f-35-fighter-jets-may-cut-existing-order-idUSKBN1JW28M Was just coming to post the article. Not a great surprise but I'm not sure yet what this actually means. ...

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by DenverA330
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Baltic/Tbilisi
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Air Baltic/Tbilisi

BT was pretty good, CS300 was a nice plane, seats imho were garbage but the service was professional and ontime. Cush, you forgot to mention the Soviet Air Force graveyard on property! It was quite a thrill to see Mig-21,23, 27 and Tu-22 up close! Vasu, Cafe Leningrad was great! Had the Russian dump...

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by DenverA330
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Baltic/Tbilisi
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Air Baltic/Tbilisi

Awesome, thanks guys! Ill be there from about 1200-2300. Any recommendations for good bars in the old town? :)

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by DenverA330
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Baltic/Tbilisi
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Air Baltic/Tbilisi

Flying Air Baltic Prague-Riga-Tbilisi in May. Curious about people's experiences with Air Baltic, things to do in Riga during a (11hr!) layover, and about getting from Tbilisi International to the city center where my AirBnb is.

Thanks in advance for any responses!

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by DenverA330
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 8692

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

If land availability and an established metro transit system are paramount, I wouldn't be suprised to see Denver. DIA is about to start a new expansion project, the light rail lines and bus lanes around Denver are starting to open up, although the current road and highway networks in the area are al...

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by DenverA330
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017

Or, run him out for a few more minutes before he's out of gas, and besides, he can't shoot you back, he can only do this without any weapons or even cannon ammo. Right, because the RuAF flies combat missions with no ammo and a 50% fuel load...... :sarcastic: Plus, here's an armed up (2 x R-73, 2 x ...

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by DenverA330
Wed May 31, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 64708

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Just curious, what's the point of this thread? If we're going to start up threads cataloging military aircraft incidents, perhaps there should be one for each of the major powers? (US, UK, China, Japan) This thread seems redundant seeing as how it's two years old, and half the replies are from the s...

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by DenverA330
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Egyptian Mig-29's ready for delivery (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 3688

Re: New Egyptian Mig-29's ready for delivery (pic)

These are MiG-35s Correct. First foreign operator of the type. I would imagine the EAF is quite excited for these birds. Interesting how the Egyptian Armed Forces have been buying more Russian aircraft lately- Mig's for the Air Force, and a bunch of Ka-52's to equip their French-made assault ships....

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by DenverA330
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?
Replies: 43
Views: 8022

Re: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?

In an ideal world, an updated OV-10D would be the ultimate solution. Proven combat effectiveness, excellent avionics capabilities, and a nice mid-range option between a fully fledged CAS aircraft and a dedicated COIN aircraft.

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by DenverA330
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Ukrainian fighter jet
Replies: 22
Views: 4240

Re: New Ukrainian fighter jet

Damn UkrainianNinja, calm down.....I think the point seahawk was trying to make is the fact that Ukraine has nowhere near the industrial capability to develop a modern tactical jet fighter. Little interest in foreign investment for the beleaguered Ukrainian aviation industry, serious problems with t...

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by DenverA330
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program
Replies: 17
Views: 3511

Re: Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program

Well your point is irrelevant, because the DOT&E isn't going anywhere and serves as one of the only sort of checks the taxpayer has on military procurement. Plus, speaking as an actual US taxpayer, half a billion dollars over the life of this disaster is literally less than a molecule in a drop ...

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by DenverA330
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump targets F-35 program
Replies: 112
Views: 11091

Re: Trump targets F-35 program

That number is asinine and unrealistic. Although given Trump's recent statements on military procurement versus fiscal reality, he probably thinks he can just write off that $600 million as a tax cut for LockMart. The degree of delusion that pervades this administration is unbelievable. https://www....

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by DenverA330
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program
Replies: 17
Views: 3511

Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program

"In his last scathing report on the F-35, outgoing top Pentagon weapon tester Michael Gilmore gave early 2019 as an optimistic target date for initial operational test and evaluation. Even as the F-35 Joint Programme Office plans to reduce time in developmental testing in order to move ahead wi...

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