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by ssteve
Fri May 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153366

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

What a nightmare in the back. Engine scrape, goaround, flameouts...

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by ssteve
Thu May 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42156

Re: Has Boeing hurt the 777 by not having a BCF option?

The are limited enough 200LRs. I believe it's the same exact engine as the 200F, many other shared parts. I imagine the ~60 LRs would be ideal part-outs to give the ~260 factory-built freighters a long, long life. Hard to envision a conversion program for them. Any of them would also make excellent ...

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by ssteve
Fri May 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Interesting Sighting over North Seattle Thursday 4/30/20
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Interesting Sighting over North Seattle Thursday 4/30/20

https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... yment.html

But you'd think if they were headed to Japan and using a 135 out of Fairchild, that N. Seattle would be out of the way.
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Plausible. https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... yment.html

But you'd think if they were headed to Japan and using a 135 out of Fairchild, that N. Seattle would be out of the way.

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by ssteve
Fri May 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90308

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

scbriml wrote:
[Consistent with what? A name associated with nothing good?


Seriously. At this point you could even expect that minor revisions to the Max will result in a product called something else.

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by ssteve
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90308

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

It's a semantic way of saying it's a new plane in the 757 class. It's not a revival of the 757.

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by ssteve
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks
Replies: 55
Views: 8893

Re: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks

with 737 MAX losses they are facing, it is a good time to do so - they wouldn't be paying much anyway. It is worth noting, though, that Washington B&O is a revenue tax. The bills introduced Wednesday will remove the 40% B&O tax break for all aerospace companies beginning April 1. The legisl...

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by ssteve
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 253
Views: 28818

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

LyleLanley wrote:
Maybe more if some of the KC-10 design/test experience were still in the company.


It's been quite a few decades. It's amazing what organizations will forget over those years, especially when the last go-round didn't use CAD. Old ideas get rediscovered and old mistakes get repeated.

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by ssteve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13395

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

So, all economy 777-200ER:

What's the pitch at 10 abreast all economy? Probably not too bad, since here you're not cramming the back to make the front palatial.
What's the seat count and pitch at 9-abreast all economy? Close to 400, right?

So what's better, the legroom or the shoulder space?

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by ssteve
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1293
Views: 246167

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

What's being argued here? What *should* happen? Fine, you've made your points about how different/evolutionary the 777X is. Now wait for the people who actually get to determine that to make their decisions known. Shouldn't really be that long now. I don't see the point of trying to prove that someo...

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by ssteve
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5594

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

Aircraft are becoming less about the air frame and more about the avionics, so you can significantly upgrade older aircraft if you dont need to change its role. And since the B-52, no one has made a really huge wing with a comparatively tiny fuselage... something that is still in demand, but not fo...

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by ssteve
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8250

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

If these planes are currently using leaded avgas, it makes the improvement even nicer.

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by ssteve
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23107

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

The super-senior FAs have seemed nice... it's actually the second cohort that are also at retirement age but are 55-60 instead of 80 that I've wondered about resenting the 80-year-olds. They always seem a bit over it all.

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by ssteve
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Coulson Aviation acquires 5 RNoAF C-130H Hercules
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Coulson Aviation acquires 5 RNoAF C-130H Hercules

I'd say civil.

It's interesting that when they converted the 737-300, they indicated that C-130 frames were expensive (new?) / unavailable. I'd say this shows what their preferences are.

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by ssteve
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops pursuing militants in Mali
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops pursuing militants in Mali

It's supporting evidence-- not a correction. I just think it's important that we all remember these things, like you. My first reaction to the implication that no US forces are involved in this conflict was to google the Tongo Tongo incident. I knew it was Central Africa, at least, but the name and ...

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by ssteve
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops pursuing militants in Mali
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops pursuing militants in Mali

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongo_Tongo_ambush

The border immediately to the North is with Mali.
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Reddevil556 wrote:
I am quite sure AFRICOM has been involved with French operations I Mali for some time.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongo_Tongo_ambush

The border immediately to the North is with Mali.

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by ssteve
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 3762

Re: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.

I have always been amazed at the Macon and the Akron. Amazing, amazing, brittle things.

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by ssteve
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible New AF1 Colours - Model in Oval Office
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Possible New AF1 Colours - Model in Oval Office

kc135topboom wrote:
I like the new livery, it is bold and refreshing.


It's a lot like both Usair and BA liveries circa 1995. Kinda a mashup. Hearkens back to the halcyon days of the Trump Shuttle, even.

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by ssteve
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369332

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

mjoelnir wrote:
I doubt your calculation. The 777-9 got it's length to compete with the A350-1000 seat cost.


By competing, I'd suspect they're shooting to beat it.

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by ssteve
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last P-3C for the USN is now retired.
Replies: 14
Views: 7068

Re: Last P-3C for the USN is now retired.

Max Q wrote:
Still the perfect aircraft for hurricane penetration however


Looks like NOAA has two, and their website says they were acquired new in the mid-70s. Same engine as older model C-130s. Probably not going anywhere.

NASA appears to operate one 1966 build.

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by ssteve
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147126

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The 767 will be smaller and lighter than the A330. The proposed MOM was already not going to have container capability and the customers were going to be happy with that. They want a small twin aisle with a good range. The 767 is containerized, just using LD2s and not LD3s side by side. For existin...

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by ssteve
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369332

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Yup, not that complicated, and yes, there are redundant test points, and you can parallelize this across 5 craft at low risk and get it knocked out in 4 months even as is. 2 devices can give you the throughput of 5 if the schedule allows higher utilization. Also, there's only one engine manufacture...

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by ssteve
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138033

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

With the pickle fork there is a reason, that the part is designed for the lifetime of the frame, it is not designed to be exchanged. I assume it will be an expensive repair. Frames that have a limited lifetime left, I expect to be scrapped. If they find a considerable number of cracked pickle forks...

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by ssteve
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138033

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

It's hard to make out in the photo halfway down this article, but a rear spar pickle fork fitting is visible, along with larger than typical fasteners in the skin overlapping the top part of it. https://leehamnews.com/2015/03/12/draft-draft-draft-boeing-showing-737-8erx-concept-in-response-to-a321l...

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by ssteve
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138033

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Flashy16 wrote:
So I did some research on my own with what I could find online and Delta appears to have relatively ancient 737-800s. I haven't switched to the CRJ


Switch to the CRJ... if you have a middle seat and you're not particularly tall.. Otherwise there's no rational reason to switch.

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by ssteve
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23778

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Antarius wrote:
the sole existence is prestige, practicality be damned.


I hear some a380s are available. Should be ideal for the high season.

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 203134

Re: F-35 news thread

The first national guard F-35s are due to arrive at BTV Burlington, Vermont Sep. 19 2019. The base has seen $117M in improvements since sending off the F-16s. Thanks are due to Senator Leahy, who put his thumb on the scales of this basing decision. In thanks his office has seen sit-ins recently, wit...

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by ssteve
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 15992

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

While the explanation is BS, have they sunk as low as United for basic economy regarding rollaboards? Probably not yet. In other words, be careful what you dicker with them about, they'll just keep doing the same thing, but start charging for it. Then the explanation becomes, "you're a sucker, ...

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by ssteve
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?
Replies: 18
Views: 3956

Re: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?

Nice design on the tail there. Ad astra!

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 29
Views: 5374

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

This makes sense that it'll be Boeing. Boeing's headquarters is in Everett which is closer to the Vancouver Metro Area than Downtown Seattle. I went by car from Abbotsford to Seattle and the drive from Abbotsford to Everett takes about 2 hours. Which company wouldn't want to be close to their corpo...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661433

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Fact is Boeings initial response was arrogant and heartless. My family and I flew 2 flights on a WN Max between Lion Air and Ethiopian. Not sure how I can best characterize it, but arrogant doesn't come to mind. After the first crash, I'm searching for an antonym for "alacrity," (apathy?)...

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17676

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

I believe it was farcical, hypothetical situation. A joke.

Lots of people inferring get-home-itis here.

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 73462

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Dalmd88 wrote:
BTW don't look up JAL flight 123. It doesn't read well for Boeing AOG.


That repair was done in 1978.

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6868

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

Is the OP familiar with the $4.3 Billion in direct payments to carriers, and further $10 Billion in loan guarantees (little used, ultimately) that was available to U.S. passenger and cargo carriers? https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-725R That bailout happened during a bailouts-and-deficits-okay a...

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17853

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

It is a disturbing trend (B6 is doing it now too) to get a completion factor metric. As someone flying 15 years, the negative effects of cancelling and rebooking are better than the negative effects of making people wait 22 hrs in the airport. The DOT, needs to break out a new category titled “exce...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77028

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Maybe for production it's rail shipped? Fan separate from core? I assume that's how the GE90 gets there. Once again, they are brought by antonov. I have seen them land and unload here in everett Yeah, you said that. Nonetheless-- All of them? That's the production plan? That's how ALL the GE-90s ge...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77028

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Maybe for production it's rail shipped? Fan separate from core? I assume that's how the GE90 gets there.

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 127872

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

From a quick glance at the plans in the video, looks like the new TSA checkpoint will be added to the right portion of the terminal that is currently part of the apron. Then BTV will be able to remove the temporary container connector I agree, they'll push the walls to the right, build a new perman...

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7735

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

30 sec explanation over the gate PA would have taken away a good portion of the poor customer experience. Why is it so difficult to inform customers (not just this incident)? You're living in a dream world. Most people pay no attention to the PA announcements at the gate or onboard the aircraft. Ri...

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by ssteve
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661433

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The Lion Air flight which survived had an extra pilot in the cockpit. It was the pilot not involved with flying the aircraft who saved it. That's the difference between the two. Without him being in the jumpseat there would probably have been two Lion Air MAX crashes in quick succession. I'm not su...

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by ssteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 203592

Re: Republic Cancels A220 Order from 2010

Probably would have happened sooner if the program looked more stable. What was the order book looking like in 2017 when Airbus took over? 75 planes for Delta at low low cost?

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 127872

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

BTV is going to have the unusual distinction today of seeing all three of B6's current aircraft models today. B6 34 arrived early this morning with an A320 and B6 1634 is currently en-route with an A321 (Mint even!) I assume this is for recovery from the recent weather problems. It's good to know t...

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by ssteve
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12701

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I think Boof's pedantic point about Envoy is to make it clear that if an *Envoy* flight attendant loses a hand, AA will only replace 3 of 5 fingers because the CONTRACT is DIFFERENT. So, totally on topic and contributing a lot to the discussion.

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by ssteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 127872

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Here’s a schematic of the new walkway to connect the North and South terminals at BTV. So it looks like the walkway will in fact go right through the 2nd floor offices, then punch a hole through the wall at one of United’s mainline gates. Is anyone familiar with the layout of BTV’s administrative o...

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 6365

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Because "allowing it to remain in production" was no given.

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence
Replies: 7
Views: 3154

Re: Air Canada 33 Diverted to HNL Due to Turbulence

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=yvr-syd

Guess that's why it was near Hawaii.
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YVR-SYD http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=yvr-syd

Guess that's why it was near Hawaii.

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by ssteve
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17547

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Allegiant should snap these up. :duck:

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by ssteve
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 5201

Re: B-36 Question

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Relevant Anet topic:
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by ssteve
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21049

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

ojjunior wrote:
"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark,"

Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money.


Or, watched the Langoliers movie at an impressionable age.

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