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by ikramerica
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 153
Views: 22725

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

A very good day for NY and LaGuardia Airport. I am old enough to remember how protestors said the AirTrain to JFK would be a white elephant…and that has been one of the most successful airport train links in the country. I expect nothing short of that with AirTrain LGA! Seriously! Remember growing ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 159538

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

For as long as you’ve been in the industry, and as many posts as you have on this site, and you’re just hearing about them now? Find that hard to believe. The only reason I am on this thread was because I saw a plane with billboard AVELO titles on the side from my seat after liftoff, and I looked t...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 278
Views: 56662

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Well, the car service we booked knew AA changed our flight departure time 3 days before AA reflected it in our reservation… I thought their info was wrong, then three days later, AA finally tells us about it. When we booked months ago, our connection was 70 minutes. Then 1st schedule change made it ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 159538

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The real issue I have with the startup was the velocity ... they gave people a month to buy tickets on an airline nobody has ever heard of before. And they have no presence on OTAs at the moment - which makes it next to impossible to reach the average customer who has yet to hear of them. The conce...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14167

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Where is the closest Airport that can handle a 77W 45 min out of Miami? SRQ? Was that going to be closer than MIA on the route they were on?

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by ikramerica
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 159538

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The real issue I have with the startup was the velocity ... they gave people a month to buy tickets on an airline nobody has ever heard of before. And they have no presence on OTAs at the moment - which makes it next to impossible to reach the average customer who has yet to hear of them. The conce...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska
Replies: 21
Views: 6080

Re: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska

Surprised this thread is not gaining anymore response. One reason I’m weary of one pilot (future large aircraft) operations. Between the pilot and someone getting in the cockpit while the pilot gets up to use the bathroom there is no back up. Plus all the other scenarios. This being a few seater ai...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter
Replies: 43
Views: 8493

Re: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter

Boy am I getting old! I remember flying on the -10 several times with United and American. If you had told me then that I wouldn't see a -10 today, I would have laughed. They were a nice ride, especially up front. Such a sexy looking airplane too. I recall a TV program that involved an interview of...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 7116

Re: AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta

Incentivized to sell higher price tickets to consumers for kickbacks.

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man jumps out of moving plane at LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 8418

Re: Man jumps out of moving plane at LAX

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
maybe he was looking for answers

Maybe he just picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Helicopter Pads
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

Re: LAX Helicopter Pads

Los Angeles has building code requirements which require helipads on buildings over a certain height. https://www.lafd.org/sites/default/files/pdf_files/EHLF-Reg10.pdf That regulation is out, from what I understand. So the LA skyline will have pointy buildings going forward. It’s funny, though, loo...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 278
Views: 56662

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

After having been in the airline universe for a few decades plus, I still shudder to think of how many utter imbeciles run airlines. AA is fully to blame. Yup. Though you have to give it up to Dougie too. Even after continually cutting and degrading the onboard product to absurd levels, suckers lik...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32564

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

There is an issue with the nose gear. Two bores of similar diameters are in close proximity. Ones for the downlock stopping inadvertent retraction, one bore is a pivot point. There is a proposed fix but don't know if there's an SB yet or if anything has been applied. https://www.federalregister.gov...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4660

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

Certainly we see more videos of this ugliness thanks to social media, but the number of crew reporting incidents to the FAA is also way up this year. The previous high was 310 incidents for all of 2004, and this year has already reached 394 incidents as of May 25th . Data source: https://www.faa.go...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues
Replies: 50
Views: 10808

Re: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues

Looks like most of the problems related to a delayed or canceled flight cascading into a crew timeout. Looks like bad luck mostly.

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by ikramerica
Tue May 25, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new york airways helicopter
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: new york airways helicopter

Pan Am used to use them from EWR to Wall Street to JFK and back. We took that on a Pan Am flight EWR-JFK-SFO-HKG-SIN as a kid. Don’t know how my Mom dragged all 3 kids on such a long journey. My Dad flew the other direction around the world on BA because his company was paying. This was early 80s so...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 22, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 80
Views: 17372

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

I don't see UA really taking 20 of the 33 gates at the new terminal. Can't leave 12 gates for AA, DL, AC, B6.. AC needs 2 maybe 3. DL needs probably 3. B6 is not going to be happy with 3-4 gates in the new terminal. I don't see B6 wanting to operate out of multiple areas like they are right now. B6...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 22, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15062

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

[ Good luck certifying one engine. There are in flight shut downs. That pot I was stirring was a pot full of sarcasm. :D It looks like no one has read the original article properly. http://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/se-aeronautic-se200-tri-wing-jumbo-jet-concept-1234613101/ Quote: The tri-wing ...

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by ikramerica
Fri May 21, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 80
Views: 17372

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

CO would fly to competitor hubs out of A, which hurt customers trying to connect to smaller NE cities and International connections.

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by ikramerica
Wed May 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5221

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Dave Ramsey’s views on vehicles are half nonsense. Should you buy more car than you can afford? No. Should you drive around your family in a 15 year old unsafe, polluting, repair fiasco, rust bucket because you can pay cash for it? That’s his advice. He ignores that there are very good deals to be h...

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by ikramerica
Wed May 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whole House Water Filtration System worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Whole House Water Filtration System worth it?

Yes we are considering it, after helping a friend to install one in her home to filter chlorine that was causing irritation. It seems to have worked well. We think the equipment would cost about £1,500 here in the UK. There are a few issues though - firstly, our supply splits into three as it enter...

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by ikramerica
Fri May 14, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15062

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

One must also remember that aircraft design is not just about what flies best, but what works on the ground. These aircraft would be difficult to taxi, wouldn’t work at many rotunda style terminals, and would lead to many tip strike incidents. Now maybe the leading wing could be shorter and also fol...

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by ikramerica
Wed May 12, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 16490

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

French law requires criminal blame assignment for unnatural death. This is how a mechanic in Houston who repaired a CO engine could be charged for the crash of Concorde. A faulty design combined with a Rube Goldberg series of events leads to a pound of flesh. That said, as soon as we heard the confu...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 12939

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

People are being way too dramatic about this. Believe it or not a new gate built for an A380 can be used instead for a 777, 787, or A350. Thus the "loss" to the airport isn't the cost of the new gate, it's the cost differential between building a gate that has space for an A380 vs the cos...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 11, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 16375

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Before I'm lambasted, I'm generally curious. LA is the second largest Metro in the country, but LAX completely dwarfs all the other regional airports combined.. I look at places like NYC which spreads traffic across three airports in a more condensed airspace, same with my home area of DC. Even in ...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 11, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 12939

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

There were many of us for years lambasting US Airports for overdoing A380 accommodations at great expense when it was never necessary. Examples: Installing 3 jetways when you never bothered to operate 2 jetways for other wide bodies much of the time (IAH? You listening?) Reinforcing ALL runways and ...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 09, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 16375

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

The logical location for some big 24/7 LA airport would be the high desert away from the coast. Like Palmdale, Victorville or similar. Cheap space, no noise concerns and good weather. This would be where some hyper fast train would make sense. Sell LAX land and move inland. Said no average resident...

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31634

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Just as with cars, PTV are very important to customer perceptions and customer experience. Plus, the technology is cheaper, better and more reliable than ever before. I will even point out PTV are a potential source of advertising revenue. Airline passengers are among the best demographics to adver...

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31634

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Can't believe in a developed country, people still get excited over a screen. I wouldn't choose a cafe, restaurant, or doctors clinic simply because they have more TV monitors flashing stuff around. The many times I even flew long haul, on premium airlines like SQ, QF, EK etc, I didn't even touch t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

Pandemic will be over, practices will remain. That is the biggest issue with any emergency actions - you need to take into account what will happen after emergency is over. One thing I certainly don't want to do is to give companies too much powers over medical decisions regarding employer legal he...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

What a shame we live in a nation that the common good has been lost. We take shots not just for our selves but for the safety of everyone. Selfishness is why we continue to digress as a nation. Americans seem to value their individual "freedoms" more than the collective. Someone even said...

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by ikramerica
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31634

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Can't believe in a developed country, people still get excited over a screen. I wouldn't choose a cafe, restaurant, or doctors clinic simply because they have more TV monitors flashing stuff around. The many times I even flew long haul, on premium airlines like SQ, QF, EK etc, I didn't even touch t...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

I am by no means anti-vax or anti-COVID vax. I have had both shots of Moderna as of last week. However, the recent news of the US pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to a rare blood clotting disorder in six women who took it (one died and one in critical condition) and the issues in Europ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 38989

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Only an issue when the TGV goes on strike. Or when the train breaks down and they eventually send another one to push yours, but decide to terminate the route at Sud instead of continuing to CDG, forcing you to take a taxi to CDG at your expense or wait for their bus. Did you really just bring up t...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

and I think that's what some people have some hesitancy. Its more of I just want to see a little bit more come out before I take mine. Also, there's going to be plenty that do not want to take it if they still have to live under restrictive shutdowns or unable to return to normalcy. Nah at this poi...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 38989

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

jetwet1 wrote:
Only an issue when the TGV goes on strike.

Or when the train breaks down and they eventually send another one to push yours, but decide to terminate the route at Sud instead of continuing to CDG, forcing you to take a taxi to CDG at your expense or wait for their bus.

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

Companies don't have much to stand on currently to make it mandatory to have a vaccine. All of the vaccines are currently only approved for emergency use. They are considered experimental. Even the US military can not mandate that emergency use vaccines are required. I highly doubt that even when t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

The problem I see is that it is under "emergency use authorization" and hasn't been fully cleared by the governing authorities around the world. It will be at least another year before that would change. This is also why it can't (shouldn't) be mandated for children. And considering the r...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

It's unsettling to see the anti vax weirdos jeopardize us reaching herd immunity. To think it could mutate and nail our kids or something like that. The majority of people want the vaccine and also want to return to normal life. Anybody not on board should be pushed aside. I don't know about you gu...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19283

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

The problem I see is that it is under "emergency use authorization" and hasn't been fully cleared by the governing authorities around the world. It will be at least another year before that would change. This is also why it can't (shouldn't) be mandated for children. And considering the ri...

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by ikramerica
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9435

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

I get a gender reveal party but why would anyone go that far to just reveal a gender.. Lol people these days... I don’t “get a gender reveal party.” We had 3 miscarriages, 1 normal and 1 very complicated pregnancy and the idea that you throw a huge party so early in a pregnancy before you know how ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “The Long Night” - Suspense
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: “The Long Night” - Suspense

I meant to say "worth a listen" as it's an old radio drama. Back in the days of DC-7s and Electras.

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “The Long Night” - Suspense
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

“The Long Night” - Suspense

Just listened to the 65 year old radio episode listed above. It’s available for download on SiriusXM in the Frank Lovejoy birthday block. It was a very detailed drama regarding an ATC (Rockford IL) and his efforts to talk down a lost GA pilot through clouds and fog. I was wondering how accurate it w...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 27
Views: 6951

Re: KEF Airport preparing for a Volcanic Eruption

If it’s just bubbling and flowing, it’s not going to impact aviation other than increasing helicopter traffic to go look at it.

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15081

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

I don’t see anything wrong with renaming an airport to honor a fantastic local politician... Yeah, all we need to do now is find said politician... Well yeah, the problem is that what does “local” mean? Vegas is an international airport meant to welcome many, and whatever Reid did for Nevada, he wa...

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by ikramerica
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112797

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

https://images.wsj.net/im-302062?width=1260&size=1.5

That’s just how an AVGEEK proposes marriage.
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wjcandee wrote:
My favorite photo is this one from the Wall Street Journal: https://images.wsj.net/im-302062?width=1260&size=1.5

That’s just how an AVGEEK proposes marriage.

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by ikramerica
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 36033

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

The smart money invests in improvements in bad times so that they are ready for good times. Most wasteful US agencies instead wait until things are already overtaxed, then take forever to expand, reducing capacity while doing construction, only to end up with a result that is quickly out of date aft...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing leaving Everett?
Replies: 44
Views: 8473

Re: Boeing leaving Everett after +100 years ?

Washington State has used Boeing as a cash cow, while the pols simultaneously use them as a whipping boy. High taxes, burdensome regulation, etc. There are other alternatives, and Boeing has been slowly moving stuff out for years. Agreed. There are far better alternatives. Not to mention how WA Sta...

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by ikramerica
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 13114

Re: Airbus unveiling three hydrogen concept plane today at 2pm CET

Where will all this hydrogen needed come from? From "clean" nuclear energy? We can produce hydrogen directly by simply splitting water, in a process known as electrolysis, but it’s been prohibitively expensive in large part because it requires a lot of electricity. As the price of solar a...

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by ikramerica
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 14354

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

There is no evidence Covid is seasonal, like the flu. That actually bodes well long term because it is becoming clear that 3-4% total tested positive in a region is enough to bring Covid to flu like levels on an annualized basis. "distancing on airplanes will have to end" Maybe. Since the ...

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