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by mikezc128
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213430

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

United trims Pacific capacity till end of April per internal notice. IAH/LAX-NRT - suspended 3/8-4/24 ORD-NRT - suspended 3/8-4/27 EWR-NRT - reduced 5x weekly 3/28-4/24 SFO-KIX - reduced 5x weekly 3/28-4/24 SFO-SIN - reduced to 7x weekly 3/8-4/2 SFO-ICN - reduced to 3x weekly 3/8-4/30 HNL-NRT - dow...

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by mikezc128
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81687

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Their T-33 chase plane took off from BFI and heading towards PAE!

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by mikezc128
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81687

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

I don’t think they just put the wingtips down with an intent to not fly.

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by mikezc128
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 215
Views: 23531

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

For a E-4 replacement, I think the 747-8i would be the best candidate. Four engines would be best for the mission it is designed for. Also, should have aerial refueling as in a doomsday scenario, I would think you want the option to be aloft for as long as possible and relying on 4 engines.

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by mikezc128
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE
Replies: 13
Views: 4273

Re: Pre-emptive thread UAL 777 to MKE

They will be leaving around 2100 Saturday night on another 777-200. The Brewers are leaving Sunday morning on a 767 around 1030.

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by mikezc128
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4426

Re: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?

So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for? Somebody (Stephen Trimble?) on twitter mentioned that the An-225 was hired to airlift relief supplies from SFO to Guam - perhaps that report was a mistake, and it is an An-124? The An-225 arrived at OAK last night and is currently flyin...

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by mikezc128
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing

Andre3K wrote:
Anyone know if this plane is still there?


The 128th is based here at MKE. All they had to do was tow it a short distance to one of their 3 maintenance hangers. I thought it heard it was a lightning strike which prompted the emergency landing.

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by mikezc128
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747 Classics as of 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2879

Re: 747 Classics as of 2018

Las Vegas Sands 747SP's
USAF E-4B
USAF VC-25A
NASA 747SP

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by mikezc128
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23990

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

So now we know (before we have a Boeing-blessed payload-range chart): 9000+ nm still air distance is too big a bite for even a mostly empty 78X. Why are you surprised the aircraft didn't fly a 9000+nm leg when Boeing's stated range for the aircraft is 6430 nm ? Because it's a ferry flight and the a...

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by mikezc128
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 773ER vs A346 for private use (yes, another A340 post)
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: 773ER vs A346 for private use (yes, another A340 post)

If I am hypothetically flying myself, then based on what I should do, I should get a 773ER instead of an A346. Because even though I love the A343 and A346: 1. They are gas guzzlers 2. They have 4 engines, which has its pros but also has increased maintenance costs 3. The Trent 500's are out of pro...

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by mikezc128
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5604

Re: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.

Well, you guys answered the question I've had the past few hours. Around 6pm EDT, I had Flightradar24 up, and noticed that an A330-900 going MID-TLS was going to be over my house (I'm in Miami) at FL390 (in front of it at FL350 was an AA A321 flying CUN-CLT). The 330Neo was leaving a nice contrail!...

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by mikezc128
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Date for maiden flight of Beluga XL?
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: Date for maiden flight of Beluga XL

No date set as of yet. The date most likely won't come until a week or so before but Airbus did say the first flight should be by mid-2018.

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by mikezc128
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March

Great to still see them coming to Milwaukee!

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