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by dennypayne
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Air 757's had onboard internet in 1992?
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: US Air 757's had onboard internet in 1992?

Given that this would have been 2 years before the WWW was invented, I would hesitate to call it 'Internet' service. From what it looked like in the video, it was a serial connection that probably allowed you to get something similar to dialup access to your Compuserve account or a BBS system.

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by dennypayne
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6464

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

In Feb 2003 I flew Beech 1900s from CLT-EWN (New Bern, NC) and return. I recorded these flights as US Airways Express but I suppose it was likely Air Midwest as well. I did record my CLT-AHN flight around the same time as ZV though.

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by dennypayne
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2008

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

I just tried this for the first time and unfortunately they don't offer XV Presidential Airways as an option in the airline menu for Atlanta in 1987. I only need the flight numbers for three flights on 12 Feb 1987. I have the registration but need the flight #. Oh well. Guess it's on to departedfli...

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by dennypayne
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2008

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

What do people do with this information, anyways? Put it some spreadsheet that they then "will" to their kids? Never understood the fascination Sometimes after a plane crash somebody will inevitably chime in and say "I flew on Nxxxxx 3 years prior. Crazy!". Not sure what's so cr...

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by dennypayne
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 3585

Re: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

The traveling public is pretty smart; someone takes off with “several centimeters of snow or visible ice on the wings” and it’s going to be photographed by a passenger and made public. I don't know what airlines you fly, but 99% of the traveling public I see is buried back in their phone the minute...

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by dennypayne
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?
Replies: 30
Views: 2008

Re: How long do ailines keep their passenger manifests?

I failed to keep tail numbers I flew on in the early 2000's, and I've been trying everything I can think of to obtain that information with little luck. The times I have contacted the airlines to attempt to get my flight history, I've gotten essentially no response. One airline did say they would ne...

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by dennypayne
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I didn’t think that Boot camp was a virtual machine. I know Parallels is, but boot camp? I used to run a fully spec’d out version of FSX on bootcamp with excellent performance. Ah well I stand corrected then - I do not know how the hardware specs would translate. I've switched over to Mac for my wo...

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by dennypayne
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 135
Views: 29147

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Anyone good at translating system equivalency between PC and Mac? I'm running a Mac Mini with Windows 10 through Bootcamp. I'm trying to learn where my system fits with the requirements. These are my specs: I can't imagine that equivalency of hardware specs matters here, since you'd be running the ...

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by dennypayne
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?

Some airlines are more litigious than others. In the diecast world, Cathay Pacific (Dragonair) and American (which also owns US Airways trademarks) have been known to be more aggressive at protecting their brands from unauthorized use. Others, not so much. Worst that would probably happen though is ...

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by dennypayne
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Engine Options?
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Re: B752 Engine Options?

Calledonian wrote:
Is it possible to swap the engines on a 757 from RR to P&W or vice versa?


Anything's possible with enough money, but all the instances of airlines selling off frames acquired in mergers that don't match their existing fleet would suggest that it's not an economical proposition.

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by dennypayne
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?

at $30-$50 a model You can buy 1:400 on Ebay for $10-15 all day long. You won't find a BA A380 or any other rare release like that for that price, but there are models to be had for much cheaper than retail. It might just be easier to stick to the far more common 1:500 - even though it's slightly s...

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by dennypayne
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25512

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

"Hey guys, you're looking for two nice straight vapor trails leading up to a short fat twin engine Airbus in Eurowhite, with a bright green tail." Um, presumably if they knew to be looking for an A310 with a green tail there wouldn't have been any need for the intercept in the first place...

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by dennypayne
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 345
Views: 44045

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Because flying routes that always loose money even in boom times just to be in the market is a bad idea! And congrats to AA for reducing its costs in NYC but let’s treat this as what it is; a retreat. People are talking about AA “swinging for the fences” when this is the opposite of that. In the en...

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by dennypayne
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8828

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

The runway could handle these jets and having been on some of these flights, I can tell you it could be one hell of a ride, particularly on approach and landing, navigating the turns and adjustments that are a fixture of LGA approaches. My stepdad was a DL 767 captain and his word for landing the -...

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by dennypayne
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7185

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=392

But as folks have noted, the easiest thing to spot on the -40 is the bulge of the intake on the #2 engine.
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There are many differences between all the DC-10 variants and they are cataloged very well at this site: https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=392

But as folks have noted, the easiest thing to spot on the -40 is the bulge of the intake on the #2 engine.

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by dennypayne
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11339

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

debauchery debaucherous “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya [emoji1] I suppose there might have been more opportunity for shenanigans in a sleeper berth than a regular seat, but I don't think that's what you're really intending to refer to. V...

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by dennypayne
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?

Airlines frequently use widebodies between their hubs to improve utilization in between long-haul flights. I think AA has flown at least one daily DFW-ORD 772 for a while. Plus right now with Covid they can likely use the extra freight capacity, and it's a method to keep pilots current during the do...

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by dennypayne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 1394

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

AstroNav wrote:
I guess runway designations are in magnetic, too in spite of any variation/ declination drift.


I don't remember where off the top of my head, but runways have been renumbered before as a result of magnetic drift.

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by dennypayne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22411

Re: Revisiting MH370

I believe that Zaharie wanted to pull off an Amelia Earhart-like mystery; a spectacular modern unsolved event that will be talked about for decades to come. So he did everything he could to make the plane disappear without a trace. I have no idea why he wanted to do this. It may have been political...

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by dennypayne
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 499
Views: 250359

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

260 employees working at Orlando's MCO airport have tested positive for COVID-19. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/06/16/gov-desantis-shares-latest-update-on-covid-19-after-florida-reports-2783-new-cases/ This has been retracted now. The actual number is 2. https://www.orlandosentinel.c...

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by dennypayne
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Crew yearly flight limit
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Re: CC yearly flight limit

flyjay123 wrote:
So with check in 1.5 hours before the flight x2, the 'average' working week of LH CC is 23 hours over 3 days?


Many crews are not accommodated close to the airport - it's not unheard of to have an hour-long ride in the van each way. So I would factor in that travel time as well.

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by dennypayne
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake
Replies: 33
Views: 2337

Re: Landing - Thrust Reverse and Brake

Land long after planning idle reverse? Full reverse is an option. Manual braking with more pressure than programmed autobrake? Also an option. If your plan isn't working, make tactical decisions to fix it. Just out of curiosity, what happens if your plan is unworkable from the beginning, e.g. you i...

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by dennypayne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260675

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

I assume that delta doesn't have much confidence in a second life for its retired md80s if they're sending them to BYH and not to some better-suited airport like MZJ or SBD where aircraft are better preserved? Why would Delta care about that? The supplier/scrapper in BYH is evidently who made the h...

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by dennypayne
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8726

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

AUS - MEM NW DC-9 BNA - MEM NW DC-9 BHM - MEM NW DC-9 BTR - MEM NW (Mesaba) BAe146 BWI - PIT US Dash-8 (?) CHA - TYS Delta DC-9 CVG - CRW Delta (Comair) CRJ CVG - LEX Delta (Comair) CRJ CVG - TYS Delta (Comair) CRJ GRB - CVG Delta (ACA) Do328J GSO - CVG Delta (Comair) CRJ MEM - OKC NW (Mesaba) BAe14...

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by dennypayne
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: America Trans Air question
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: America Trans Air question

I did not like the MDW hub though, it Was tiny, and crowded. I flew one round trip DFW-MDW-SEA back around 2002 or 2003, and this was my impression as well. MDW was a real dump with no good food and nowhere to sit. I don't remember anything too remarkable about the product on board the 727s and 757...

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by dennypayne
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260675

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

catiii wrote:
What tailcone is that on the inflight shot of the MD88 with the widget paint?


Standard original tailcone of all the MD-80's.

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by dennypayne
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260675

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'm finding myself wishing I had tried to book one of the last flights even though I had approximately 630 Mad Dog flights over the years. I have certainly experienced them pretty thoroughly, but being a part of this last send-off, muted as it is, would have been cool. My first ride was either a Del...

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by dennypayne
Thu May 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16751

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I'd really like to see an updated survey on this, rather than just a repeat of a.net lore that keeps getting asserted as fact. The 70s and 80s was 40 years ago now, and the public has a short memory. Like I mentioned, I flew Silver's ATR42-600 the other day, and it was a quieter, more comfortable r...

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by dennypayne
Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16751

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I'd really like to see an updated survey on this, rather than just a repeat of a.net lore that keeps getting asserted as fact. The 70s and 80s was 40 years ago now, and the public has a short memory. Like I mentioned, I flew Silver's ATR42-600 the other day, and it was a quieter, more comfortable r...

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by dennypayne
Wed May 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16751

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

The problem in the US is not just de technical capabilities of the turboprops. In the US market turboprops have a long standing bad reputation among the customers and some operators and a lot of people are afraid to fly on them because of the alleged "poor reputation" that turboprops deve...

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by dennypayne
Tue May 26, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16751

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

What if the choice is turboprop or no service would that make American flyers change there tune? That's the choice for a large portion of Canada. I live 40 miles from the Canada-US border & that's my choice unless I want to drive.a hour north & that airport is combination of jet & turbo...

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by dennypayne
Thu May 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10728

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

The article referencing the CPT stop over in the JNB-ATL route flatly said the A359 was capable of flying all of DL's ULH routes except JNB-ATL. It is tough to spin that fact any other way. Because everything written on the Internet is 100% true. :roll: This thread just reminds me how a lot of peop...

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by dennypayne
Mon May 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the retired aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: What happens to the retired aircraft?

In addition, does anybody have an idea of what companies all the retired American, Delta, and United planes might be headed? Especially the 757s and the 767s? As shamrock137 notes, it depends. Whether it's which company is the highest bidder or whether there are contracts in place with various less...

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by dennypayne
Sun May 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5212

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

Didn't DL briefly fly GRU-MCO? I know Trans Brasil did, as I took that flight once. 763. The staff even called it the Mickey Mouse flight, with all the families. Kids pressing the call button constantly and the poor flight attendants having to respond to each one. Exactly why I never relished havin...

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by dennypayne
Fri May 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?
Replies: 37
Views: 4527

Re: What made the 737 more "upgradable" than the 727?

The wing was very old fashioned. A high sweep, low aspect ratio does noy give good fuel efficiency. Improvements in aerodynamics over the years allow for less sweep while maintaining speed. Less sweep reduces weight and improves fuel burn. A win win situation. The 737NG wing was game changing. You'...

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by dennypayne
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

What was the business case for Seattle-Kodiak? Why did they fly the slower Electra non-stop to Kodiak rather than just connecting folks off the 720B on the multiple short Electra hops over to Kodiak? I assume there was a lot of summer hunting/fishing/tourism stuff out of Kodiak. Is it just that you...

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by dennypayne
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

Love this thread! Love this old stuff, probably because I’m old! Thank you all for making this a very interesting thread and such a refreshing change from the usual megathread dreck. :crazy: Definitely a light cream or “eggshell white” as noted above. A few of the diecast model companies even got i...

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by dennypayne
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

WAL727247 wrote:
Crème is a better description.


Mmm I like crème brûlée :lol: Thanks for the info!

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by dennypayne
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5564

Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

I never saw any of the Western Airlines 'Chieftain' liveries in person, and I'm curious to know from any of you that did: Was the top of the fuselage white or more of a cream/ivory color? Or maybe both, depending on date? I've not been able to discern the answer from photos I've found (including the...

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by dennypayne
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14614

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

eta unknown wrote:
Actually prior to that was the Sabena/BCal codeshare from Oct'86 BRU-LGW-ATL using an SN 747-100 which BA unsuccessfully tried to stop.


Yep - I flew this in Dec '86 - OO-SGB from ATL-LGW and OO-SGA on the return. I still have the BCal boarding pass since it was my first 747 flight.

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by dennypayne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4150

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

So technically its possible to rescue an old aircraft rotting in the boneyard? They should do that to some of the old 747s and iconic airliners in the future Whoever "they" is better have a lot of money to burn. Anything's possible with enough cash, but Dalmd88's post is likely the best e...

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by dennypayne
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range
Replies: 44
Views: 9271

Re: A330-300 vs. A340-300 range

In the land of fantasy planes the A342 with PW1100g would be a monster range machine (too much maybe). That is a great idea. Perhaps someone should pay for the certification for existing A342s and A343s to be re-engined. Not only would the planes have excellent range but it would be exempt from ETO...

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by dennypayne
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Cycles for an 787 Vs A330
Replies: 26
Views: 3194

Re: Landing Cycles for an 787 Vs A330

If an aircraft has 3 cycles per day and flies 365 days a year, it needs 40 years the reach 44,000 cycles. It seems people are conveniently ignoring this post, which says all there is to say about it IMO. The typical widebody isn't even going to have 3 cycles a day, and even DL doesn't keep frames f...

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by dennypayne
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would a test flight be flying low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1864

Re: Why would a test flight be flying low?

One of its roles is to act as an anti-submarine aircraft so they could have also been testing the sonobouy systems or other similar gear.

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by dennypayne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3130

Re: Canadian ATC

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not much weirder than being cleared to “line up and wait” behind an unseen plane on final in the haze.


I never quite understood why that was deemed to be a better phrase than "position and hold."


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by dennypayne
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3130

Re: Canadian ATC

On top of that, certain people in the province tend to have, shall we say, a very strong opinion when it comes to language use. That's all well and good when they are sitting in the café chatting, but as you note, situational awareness is compromised when they don't stick to the International stand...

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by dennypayne
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 45
Views: 10877

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

I appreciate the moderators' efforts, and as others have said I also stop following excessively long threads. I totally get trying to strike a balance, and generally applaud that effort. But I think a potentially important rule of thumb could be "if the title of the merged thread isn't going t...

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by dennypayne
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interior modules expansion due to pressurization effects
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Interior modules expansion due to pressurization effects

Look down a long narrowbody and you can sometimes see the seats move as the fuselage twists in turbulence, which moves the floor. I used to love sitting in the back of the stretch DC-8s in turbulence and watch the tops of the front seats twist one direction while the rear ones went the opposite way...

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by dennypayne
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151213

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

I don’t expect to see much of Breeze in BNA, considering it’s not an underserved market due to the large WN/G4 presence. But I can easily see it down the road to the west by about 3hrs. I'm hoping they come east to TYS as well and break some of the high prices here. Allegiant has helped some, but I...

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by dennypayne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Denver Stapleton
Austin Mueller
Austin Executive (3R3)

Atlanta old terminal
Knoxville old terminal

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