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by Airplanebrain
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Predator Drone at TSTC Waco
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Predator Drone at TSTC Waco

Was driving through Waco on Oct 22 and was certain I saw a Predator drone landing at TSTC Waco. Are they training drone pilots there or was this something else? Hoping someone might know.

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by Airplanebrain
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlightAware / Flightradar 24 and Supersonic Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

FlightAware / Flightradar 24 and Supersonic Flights

Does FlightAware or Flightradar 24 track any supersonic flights today using ADS-B? I assume that all supersonic flights that remain after the Concorde are now military flights.

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by Airplanebrain
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight Level 390 Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Flight Level 390 Blog

viewtopic.php?t=547539. Would like to know if Captain Dave ever came back or what happened to him. Its been 5 years since anyone commented on this topic.
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Saw that this thread was locked - viewtopic.php?t=547539. Would like to know if Captain Dave ever came back or what happened to him. Its been 5 years since anyone commented on this topic.

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by Airplanebrain
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 16181

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

Thanks for the replies. The Tu-204 obviously isn't copy, just look at the cockpit, so don't take me literally. However, it does appear to be inspired by the 757. Would still love to see a picture of two parked next to each other.

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by Airplanebrain
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 16181

Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

Anyone ever get a picture of a Tupolev Tu-204 next to a 757-200, side-by-side? Would be interesting to see how they stack up next to each other. Always fascinated by planes that were copies or inspired by another.

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by Airplanebrain
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 12492

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

Providence, Rhode Island. Served by Philadephia, Charlotte, Chicago and Dulles. No idea why DFW doesn't serve direct.

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by Airplanebrain
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 787 Damaged By Hail
Replies: 32
Views: 26988

American 787 Damaged By Hail

With the hail damage on the Delta 747 flight going into Beijing a few weeks ago, makes you wonder how diligent the Chinese ATC is with weather routing. Delta had a total hull loss and now a brand new 787 is damaged.

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by Airplanebrain
Tue May 06, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 To DFW
Replies: 53
Views: 22823

RE: Airbus A350 To DFW

Fort Worth Star Telegram has a nice video of the A350 visit:

http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_t...rce=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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by Airplanebrain
Thu May 01, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Big News At DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 16842

RE: Potential Big News At DFW

Most likely more <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Gates or maybe even another international terminal. <acronym title="ACES (Colombia)">VX</acronym> only took 2 gates at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> so they were bare...

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by Airplanebrain
Thu May 01, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Big News At DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 16842

Potential Big News At DFW

Terry Maxon with the Dallas Morning News says that <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> Airport might get another A380 and possibly a new terminal building (Terminal F): <a href="http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/do-we-have-another-air...

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by Airplanebrain
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 31
Replies: 272
Views: 66558

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 31

Could the pilot load an alternate flight number into the transponder system while he was over water and away from radar to simulate another airplane? Then he could overfly India with impunity. Perhaps even make it look like he was a cargo flight or private jet? I remember Air Force One doing this a ...

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by Airplanebrain
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24
Replies: 448
Views: 98919

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 24

On a 777, how long will the CVR continue before being overrun? If the plane flew 4 hours past its disappearance, is possible that we will never hear what happened in the cockpit because the CVR recorded over itself.

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 At DFW Sept 19
Replies: 25
Views: 10664

RE: A380 At DFW Sept 19

Terry's blog claims that this is the first A380 to land at DFW airport...

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 At DFW Sept 19
Replies: 25
Views: 10664

RE: A380 At DFW Sept 19

Better pictures in Terry Maxon's blog: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...worlds-largest-passenger-jet.html/

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice PilotsEye.tv Video Of Lufthansa A380
Replies: 3
Views: 6436

Nice PilotsEye.tv Video Of Lufthansa A380

Apologize if this link has been posted - I searched for the link on the site here but did not find it. This video is making the rounds on the internet and is from a German website called PilotsEye.tv. It is well produced with lots of nice camera shots and angles. Enjoy <a href="http://www.wimp.com/a...

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by Airplanebrain
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS - Big Plans For Booming Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 18938

RE: AUS - Big Plans For Booming Airport

Austin currently has one of the best rental care access in terms of convenience for the renter. With the new facility, its going to be a pain to either shuttle or walk to the consolidated center. Disappointing.

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by Airplanebrain
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 1
Replies: 245
Views: 713272

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 1

The video of the seawall and the debris is very telling. That runway will be closed for a while as they analyze the debris field. This appears to be the crux of the investigation.

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by Airplanebrain
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airports Have Short Runways With Widebodies?
Replies: 66
Views: 18859

RE: What Airports Have Short Runways With Widebodies?

The old Austin Mueller airport had a 7,200 ft runway and AA did fly a DC-10 there occasionally with weight restrictions. That is no longer a problem with the B-52 runway at the new Bergstron airport.

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stunt Pilot In Trouble After Questionable Stunt
Replies: 39
Views: 19025

Stunt Pilot In Trouble After Questionable Stunt

The 19 second stunt in this video looks incredibly reckless. The FAA is currently investigating him. <a href="http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas/Stunt-pilot-under-investigation-connected-to-2008-crash-188146731.html" target="_blank">http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dalla...ected-to-2008-crash-18814...

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by Airplanebrain
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No American A300s At DFW
Replies: 29
Views: 9591

RE: No American A300s At DFW

If memory serves, I believe AA may have flown an A300 from DFW to Calgary on some occasions.

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - Austin, Texas - Charter Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3485

RE: Formula 1 - Austin, Texas - Charter Flights

The article includes a nice video of the plane and the unloading of the cargo:

http://www.statesman.com/videos/news/f1-cargo-arrives-at-abia/vg8k7/

[Edited 2012-11-08 08:48:27]

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by Airplanebrain
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - Austin, Texas - Charter Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3485

RE: Formula 1 - Austin, Texas - Charter Flights

"The first of six 747s carrying about 200,000 pounds of equipment for next week’s Formula One race arrived at Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAirport today." <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/sports/f1-gear-begins-to-arrive-in-austin/nSzpd/" target="_blank">http://www.statesman.com/news/sports......

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by Airplanebrain
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev 204 Vs Boeing 757
Replies: 28
Views: 32952

RE: Tupolev 204 Vs Boeing 757

Is there a photo of the TU 204 next to a 757 available. I can't seem to find one. It would be interesting to see the two planes tight next to each other.

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by Airplanebrain
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Maho Beach Be Closed?
Replies: 67
Views: 19080

RE: Could Maho Beach Be Closed?

Looks like the local government is already trying to make changes at Maho Beach:

http://bit.ly/HCxMEv

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by Airplanebrain
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tornado Warning - 4/3/12
Replies: 97
Views: 17208

RE: DFW Tornado Warning - 4/3/12

Here is a video of the hail from a <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> ramp worker: <a href="http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_talk/2012/04/video-of-hail-at-dfw-airport-shot-by-ramp-worker.html" target="_blank">http://blogs.star-telegram.com/...

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by Airplanebrain
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 And 767/777 Turbulence Cruise
Replies: 2
Views: 10847

A330 And 767/777 Turbulence Cruise

I have flown quite a few long trips on A330s, 767s, and 777s. One thing I have noticed many times when flying the A330 is that the pilots slow down the plane in cruise when we hit turbulence. I understand this is to protect the airframe during turbulence and I get it. However, when I fly 767 and 777...

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by Airplanebrain
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 120 JFK-CDG Diverted
Replies: 4
Views: 10202

AA 120 JFK-CDG Diverted

At <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> and waiting for AA120. Appears to have diverted to Canada for 5-6 hours before continuing on to <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>. Anyone have an update on t...

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