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by twincommander
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 453
Views: 50735

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Anyone have any information on SCX/Amazon plane N8059A ?? Its been at ATS in PAE for almost 3 months. Last I heard Boeing had to do some work on it. Did / Are they putting the plane back through a full conversion again?? Even a 737-800 in HVM does not take 3 months....?? She's currently undergoing ...

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by twincommander
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...
Replies: 48
Views: 7767

Re: America's Most "Optimistic" Airline Expects Travel Boom...

It quickly goes non-Av, but getting the seniors in Florida Vaccinated will open up that market, in my opinion. We should debate elsewhere when we should open up. . I am also of the opinion liesure will recover quickly this summer. I am not of the opinion business travel will. :cry2: Allegiant will ...

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by twincommander
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 11828

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

AWACSooner wrote:
Surprised there wasn’t a thread on AS’s meltdowns at PDX and SEA last weekend. 10+ hour wait times on phone holds even for elites is NOT how to work crisis ops.


Airport ops melted down too. Whole airport was a disaster for awhile.

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by twincommander
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 81
Views: 10941

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

That looks like a PC door. If so, it will have fail safes that should have prevented this from happening. The door in the picture is FULL open, so im going to suspect a fault in the control box. The box is right next to the L1 door. Correct. This is a PCF. The fact that it's full-open in the photo ...

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by twincommander
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 81
Views: 10941

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

That looks like a PC door. If so, it will have fail safes that should have prevented this from happening.

The door in the picture is FULL open, so im going to suspect a fault in the control box. The box is right next to the L1 door.

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by twincommander
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 813
Views: 92105

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

MAS Cargo has had a bad week flying out of LAX. B763F N363CM on Jan 29 had an engine (CF6) issue... B762F N773AX on Feb 2 reported 2 instances of control issues on approach... Based on the registrations both of these aircraft appear to be leased from CAM Cargojet had C-GAAJ (Former N380AN, is this ...

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by twincommander
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Sun Country Network Thread 2021

sunking737 wrote:
Does anyone know if SCX will be getting any more pax 737-800 or even more 737-800F for Amazon??


Currently there are plans for both. Can't go into detail too much but estimated 3 more pax, possibly 4 more F's.

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by twincommander
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 813
Views: 92105

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

An update on Sky Lease N904AR, I spoke with my buddy and he said the quick D check was due to the impending Chinese New Year. The MRO assigned extra workers to expedite the process otherwise the bird would have sat there for another 2 weeks. Sky Lease had 10 guys of their own on site to watch every...

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by twincommander
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.

Can't say this incident surprises me regarding Boutique. Their MX Control is pushy to just sign stuff off and then combine that with their lack of knowledge of the aircraft... Local tech probably got distracted by their constant calling for updates. wow. I didn’t know this about them. I have almost...

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by twincommander
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.

Can't say this incident surprises me regarding Boutique. Their MX Control is pushy to just sign stuff off and then combine that with their lack of knowledge of the aircraft... Local tech probably got distracted by their constant calling for updates. wow. I didn’t know this about them. I have almost...

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by twincommander
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.
Replies: 27
Views: 5768

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Wheel Falls Off.

Can't say this incident surprises me regarding Boutique.
Their MX Control is pushy to just sign stuff off and then combine that with their lack of knowledge of the aircraft... Local tech probably got distracted by their constant calling for updates.

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by twincommander
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 22832

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

Y4 will be 6x a week going forward.

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by twincommander
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233116

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

True, but if you're Amazon you're looking at automating all of that, taking care of placing the cans properly on the plane is just the first step. Impossible. I take it you’ve never worked the ramp? Nope. That being said people are trying to come up with self driving cars. And for that matter heavi...

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by twincommander
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233116

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Sunking can probably get the info from his source regarding the status of 8059A...

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by twincommander
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233116

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
I didn't analyze the 737 fleet, but I may have a peek later on.


You'll find a strange anomaly in there. :)

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by twincommander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 6824

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

I was on an AA flight a couple of years ago that was delayed by some tomfoolery involving an emotional support parrot who ultimately flew. If that delay had caused folks to misconnect, I don’t expect the parrot would have left the aircraft alive. Reminds me of Jerry Reed's "The Bird" Real...

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by twincommander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 6824

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

I guess Chuckles, my emotional support cobra, will be going in the cargo hold from now on. What could possibly go wrong with that? I was on an AA flight a couple of years ago that was delayed by some tomfoolery involving an emotional support parrot who ultimately flew. If that delay had caused folk...

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by twincommander
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69130

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

[quote="CX747"][/quote]

625 Just entered paint at PDX yesterday.

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by twincommander
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union
Replies: 68
Views: 9034

Re: AMFA looks oust AA mechanics union

Where's Boof? he should have some insights on this. While watching the AA mx page on FB it seems like AMFA was brought in by disgruntled MX staff at AA who are sick of The Association have full control of their voting rights and continuing relinquishment of pay and time off. Alot of bitterness in th...

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by twincommander
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone have any news as to why Delta is moving their ticket counter from the north cluster to the center cluster? Was at the airport yesterday and peeked behind the barriers to see Delta setting up an all new check in counter in the center ticket counter area. Its all for the new core terminal rebu...

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by twincommander
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Boutique may just end up the way of Seaport... Their MX is questionable at times, blind investors, dart board destinations... They are just vultures flying around the nearly dead carcass that is Pt121 aviation at this time. Hopefully not, although Boutique has a lot of EAS destination funding to ke...

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by twincommander
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Boutique may just end up the way of Seaport... Their MX is questionable at times, blind investors, dart board destinations... They are just vultures flying around the nearly dead carcass that is Pt121 aviation at this time.

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by twincommander
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Darn, we just moved from the Condos on the corner of NW 185th & Springville Rd. to Terrebonne. IDK what it'll be, but hoping for more info Small world! I live off of 185th and Walker and work at the Target there. Looks like 30th on the map is the north side of HIO where the Hillsboro Aviation F...

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by twincommander
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

The new PDX concourse E extension is quite underwhelming for me. It's open and airing but does not wow me. A lot of wasted space with few eateries. Where are all the Portland restaurants the Port said was coming? I think Southwest got the short end of the stick with the move. Tillamook gets a slive...

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by twincommander
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233116

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

My source stated that the Amazon planes run the same as the SY as far as MX goes. Not too many issues, But you are dealing with an airline that has been flying 737-800 since 2001. I think they know what to do and how to handle things that come up. Exactly the same MX program. Only slight additional...

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by twincommander
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 233116

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

SY has started an efficient cargo operation with no real issues to speak of yet. Flights ahead of time and under budget. My inside scoop says that southern is not happy with sunny, and sunny has shown they currently have the support needed to handle the flying. Amazon is also quite happy with the ar...

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by twincommander
Sun May 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

5/17 OAG: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446357 B6 JFK-PDX JUN 0.7>0[0.8] B6 PDX-SEA JUN 0.6>0[0] BA LHR-PDX JUN 0.7>0[0] DL EUG-SLC JUN 1.0>1.8[2] DL MFR-SLC JUN 1.0>1.8[2] NK LAS-PDX NOV 1.7>3[2] DEC 0>0.8[1.7] SY MSP-PDX DEC 0.1>1.0[1.1] Did SY ever open their PDX F/A d...

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by twincommander
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - 400 life duration
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: Dash 8 - 400 life duration

[quote="AA737-823"][/quote] Agreed. The Dash is an overly complicated bird for what type of flying it does. It really reminds me of some horrid corporate aircraft i used to work on. *coughgulfstreamcough* The 737 and A320 are much easier to maintain, with the 737 being easier. A320's have ...

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by twincommander
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Boutique Air moved to their new location. The Port converted the old Skywest hangar office into a terminal. Who knows how long they will last under the current circumstances. Where exactly is that located on the airport property?? Right next to Atlantic. In between quad 7 and the new FBO facility.

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by twincommander
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

AS737MAX wrote:
Just got an email from SY that my PDX-MSN flight on 6/13 has been cancelled. Looks like the first flight now pushed back to 6/17. Inaugural was to have been 6/3.


SY schedule gutted through April. MSP turns, with an odd MSP-PDX-SEA-MSP routing at times.

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by twincommander
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashlight for Line/Major maintenance
Replies: 24
Views: 2771

Re: Flashlight for Line/Major maintenance

Fenix PD35 Tac with accompanying headlamp. I also use 3500MAH batteries. Battery has to come out to charge, but i can swap the battery between the flashlight and headlamp in extreme situations. I upgraded my belt pouch to a kydex holster. So much better to use. Insane intensity when in "retina ...

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by twincommander
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

https://cdn.portofportland.com/commission/Feb20_AG_Final-Comb.pdf Starting in April the POP is planning to construct 16 additional RON spots adjacent to the CC-E extension...Building 7505 (Hangar A) and 7527 (Business Aviation Terminal or BAT), will be demolished............ Scroll down to page 28 ...

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by twincommander
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87134

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

As mentioned on JSX thread, they are starting PDX-BFI in April with 5x daily https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jsx-springs-portland-april-daily-170000343.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHNG4_Bffz97UmXDBFe1OVy3BUwdCIQTJTw_U_fuxmRTd_gpYoFZ5...

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by twincommander
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8667

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

That's the incident I posted back up in post #25 You did indeed. There have been quite a few similar incidents this year. The GII and HS125 seem to be the courier jet of choice for narco's Yeah there was a "zerg rush" a few weeks ago with thhe GII, a king air, a queen air and one more air...

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by twincommander
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Did the announcement get cancelled?

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by twincommander
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 11034

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

I wasn't basing my statement to a FAR.

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by twincommander
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 11034

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

For US Carriers:
A&P License with experience
Fleet type gen-fam with fleet specific engine type
Airline run/taxi training (Classroom, touch panel, simulator)
Check out ride (simulator, live aircraft)

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by twincommander
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe I have to see a map of this, but like pdx posted earlier, there are sometimes 10 of these regional Alaska flights parked @ A gates. How are they going to fit them all at the end of concourse C? I guess the re-striping of service road accommodates all that. It will fit like a square peg in a r...

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by twincommander
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe I have to see a map of this, but like pdx posted earlier, there are sometimes 10 of these regional Alaska flights parked @ A gates. How are they going to fit them all at the end of concourse C? I guess the re-striping of service road accommodates all that. It will fit like a square peg in a r...

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by twincommander
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

A Super Hornet made a 1-wire landing.

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by twincommander
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 36656

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

[quote="ThunderDome"][/quote] Welcome to Airliners. Having worked with both MX groups, and seeing what im seeing between the LUS and LAA fleets, I couldnt agree with your post more. I have been seeing LAA aircraft with write ups that should have been properly handled at MX bases, not at so...

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by twincommander
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post maitenance test flight
Replies: 17
Views: 2596

Re: Post maitenance test flight

Depends on the issue. Some carriers will allow an ETOPS confidence check, which may be nothing more than flying to the 60 min limit line, then continuing unless a fault occurs, then doing a return to field. Others fly the aircraft "locally" for some time to verify proper operation. Carrier...

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by twincommander
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

RWA - Don't die on us. Salem was given the thumbs down due to runway length, but Hillsboro is a solid "maybe" which is G4-speak for "We're considering it" HIO wont happen, unless the POP is going to certify the airport for passenger ops with proper security fencing, a badging pro...

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by twincommander
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 192351

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

It was pretty nautical on the ramp last night. Even sitting in the alley we were getting blown around pretty hard. Most MX operations stopped for the duration of the wind.

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by twincommander
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 142848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone want to see AeroMexico in the daytime?

Now's your chance.

Will also by 2 AM 737s here tonight.

JB hit a big bird. Compressor stall, flap damaged, inlet bent up.

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by twincommander
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14556

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

A Horizon employee tried to turn Ketron Island into another airport for Seattle...

Too soon?

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by twincommander
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 142848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

pdxswa wrote:
I have always seen the NORAD alerts depart from here. Little did I know that this for an unfortunate reason.


Good shot, Bill.

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by twincommander
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13439

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The airline in the US we should be concerned about safety wise is not WN, it's not NK, and it isn't even G4, it's F9, AKA Dartboard Airlines. The sooner they cease operations and their executives jailed, the better for the traveling public and wherever poor place on the ground they crash into. Did ...

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by twincommander
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 142848

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/07/bb7b6a36253702/whats_the_best_airport_in_the.html I do not like what they have done with the food court. And that Aero Moka went away is even sadder. Does anyone know if Laurel is still there? She was the manager of the Aero Moka in the center of th...

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