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by remingtonbox
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Maybe it’s just me but the King Air is starting to feel like a super dated design. It’s tough as nails and Beechcraft produces a super high quality product. I’m just not sure how long they can keep selling a dated design with a few incremental upgrades. Likely until the Denali comes out at least, t...

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by remingtonbox
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 2926

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

I am in corporate aviation, but I use a tug to pull the airplane out that was originally used to pull around bombers in WWII. It has a Ford flathead engine in it!

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by remingtonbox
Wed May 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13343

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

19 seat aircraft are dead in the USA, and this thing is way too slow even if they were not The Beech 1900 did 285 knots, the Skycourier 200 knots. Maybe its time for single pilot operation rule to increase to 19 pax aircraft. Single pilot on 19 seats ? NO Why not? All a 1900 is, is a big King Air. ...

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by remingtonbox
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17145

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

LabQuest wrote:
I'll legitimately bet anyone who's willing to $2000 this is not going to happen.

You are on.

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by remingtonbox
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12324

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

This is what I have been proposing from the beginning. It doesn't take long to convert an aircraft to an ICU. Climate control through the APU is just fine, it doesn't cost that much to run the APU. Fuel is cheap anyway, GPU's can also be used. AC power is just plug and play, can be tapped fromnthe ...

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by remingtonbox
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337563

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Mortyman wrote:
Norwegian Boeing 787's and Boeing 737's taking a rest at an airport in Norway. Soon they will be joined by SAS aircraft.

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Photos by Helitrans


As bad as this global pandemic is and the reasons that caused these aircraft to be grounded.... What a cool picture, thanks for sharing.

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by remingtonbox
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8486

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Jeez... Center Line should all runways in the world for the lights to change the white lights dash line than all straight white lines up. Use Dash lights it means you are seeing dash lights in the centerline lights! Other edges lights are straight it means edge lights. Both Center lights and edge l...

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by remingtonbox
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11868

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Some good news with the project. ALCO ENERGY from Edmonton, Alberta, has committed ground transport for both of our aircraft. This is a very significant development, and one that puts the porject much further ahead. BUT...we are still far short of our goal. C-FTAV will be only one of two F-28-1000'...

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by remingtonbox
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?
Replies: 6
Views: 4201

Re: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?

2 things: First, it is a fuel savings measure. If you have to taxi far, it will save you a great amount. Second, for ATRs, you can run the right hand engine without spinning the propeller. This is the "APU" for ATRs. Since all the crew needs to do is release the propeller brake and push t...

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by remingtonbox
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening to N7477S?
Replies: 22
Views: 9531

Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost. WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost... You don't expect a sales guy/marketer to tell you the *whole* truth do you? :-) I'm not sure I buy their prestige comment ...

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by remingtonbox
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening to N7477S?
Replies: 22
Views: 9531

Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost.

WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost...

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by remingtonbox
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking Off and Landing in Heavy Rain
Replies: 30
Views: 13206

Re: Taking Off and Landing in Heavy Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9IhQxmt08U

nebojsa


Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't the spoilers extended in that video?
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Retired57 wrote:
This has to be my all time favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9IhQxmt08U

nebojsa


Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't the spoilers extended in that video?

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by remingtonbox
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air new livery
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Re: Miami Air new livery

AtomicGarden wrote:
To me it looks like a mix between UA and a business jet.


I think thats the idea, its not a really customer facing airline so it makes sense to be somewhat understated.

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by remingtonbox
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10539

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

CanesFan wrote:
The lack of pressurization would mean that it couldn't comfortably fly any of the jet climb/descent profiles either .


Its a pain in the ass for corporate piston twins also. I get told to fly jet profiles a lot and going into big airports and getting far behind the power curve of the airplane.

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by remingtonbox
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 95
Views: 10999

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

DL747400 wrote:

Great idea! Better yet, make the BOD fly to Paris onboard a MAX that does not have the fixes. They clearly felt the MAX was safe enough for "regular" people, it should be safe enough for Boeing's BOD, right?


Nah, they won't do that, its not a BBJ

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by remingtonbox
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751477

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M
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There are still a ton of them in the air. How is a grounding enforced? Is there a timeframe to comply with a grounding?

https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M

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by remingtonbox
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22500

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

If anyone would actually read the article, the quote the OP provided is taken incredibly out of context. It's an excellent article about a few days in the life of a regional pilot grappling with his decision.

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by remingtonbox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8441

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

99 times out of 100, descending into the Louisville area, my ears do this, any other place any other time, it's not an issue.

I can't imagine ears bleeding when the aircraft never got above 10000 ft, had to be an additional issue with the person that the media didn't report.

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by remingtonbox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9704

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Have you been around an airplane as more than a passenger? A little bit. Mostly just as a pilot. And a mechanic. And an inspector. And instructor. And flight engineer. But only for the past few decades. I do ride as a passenger on occasion, though. And no, avionics are not smart phones. I am not ac...

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by remingtonbox
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16163

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

LTCM wrote:
Time to seriously restrict this kind of aviation. If you cannot maintain a plane and pilot skills then you don't fly, period

What kind of aviation would that be? The kind with 2 wings and 2 engines? You have zero information about anything, what an arrogant statement.

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by remingtonbox
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Safety Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 23022

Re: MD-11 Safety Discussion

... Are you putting all the blame on the pilots?[/quote]

Absolutely, the vast majority of accidents are a chain which started with pilot error.

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by remingtonbox
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student pilot close to flight test
Replies: 18
Views: 4915

Re: Student pilot close to flight test

Remember, if your instructor signed you off to take the test, the examiner has no reason to think you don't know how to fly. All it is is a conversation about aviation, answer to the best of your knowledge with succinct answers and fly as best as you know how. The PTS/ACS is written for a perfect da...

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by remingtonbox
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5807

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Agreed and I never flew it single pilot, even then the insurance coverage was more expensive than a second pilot. Having said that, it does bring up ego as a driving force for non-professional owner flown jets. GF I couldn’t agree more, ego and the bizarre cheapness of wealthy individuals who will ...

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by remingtonbox
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9704

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Go put your smartphone in the freezer for 10 minutes and pull it out and see how it works. Now imagine that you left it in the freezer overnight and pull it out and imagine how it would work. That's what happens to many of the electronic and mechanical components of the airplane and also ground equ...

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by remingtonbox
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are we from direct routings
Replies: 33
Views: 5559

Re: How far away are we from direct routings

I don't see it happening any time soon in the USA. Delays are worse than ever. RVSM had no effect, things actually worse with the FAA now issuing AFPs-airway flow programs. New York center fails out the vast majority of controllers attempting to check out there, guaranteeing continual manpower shor...

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by remingtonbox
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9267

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Waterbomber, You have an unnecessarily low opinion of privately operated bizjets, probably based on headline making low-budget charter operators. Just about every big name HNWI fly in their own planes-Gates has two Gulfstreams , Jobs, now his widow has a Gulfstream, Google’s flight operation is hug...

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by remingtonbox
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18852

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

one doesnt need to ruin their complete future, but they should feel consequeces for that stunt that it really hurts if you earn 150.000,- a month for a 25 hour week your brain has to be „online“ 100% of your working time ( its so few hours that you can be concetrated 100% of the time) its not fair?...

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by remingtonbox
Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6997

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

I’ve often wondered what the requirements are for business jet pilots to go in to TGU. At most US airlines, a captain has to go there twice with an experienced line check airman before being signed off to operate at that airport Nowadays some FAR Part 91, & 135 operators run their crews thru a ...

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by remingtonbox
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB
Replies: 37
Views: 4292

Re: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB

This is smelling a lot like an airline, at what point will they have to obtain 121 status? They have airplanes bigger than 9 seats and are scheduled. Isn't that the definition of 121?

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by remingtonbox
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 2560

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

I have Aspergers and I am a corporate pilot with a first class medical. It's possible.

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