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by SWALUV
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19661

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

I'm curious: when you are off, how many days off do you get? Other industries only get two as a maximum. Not at all an apples-to-apples comparison. The workers in those other industries can get off work and go home and have dinner with their families. Play with their kids, sleep next to their loved...

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by SWALUV
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 15710

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Southern cant have the same pilots fly both the 400’s and 800’s same reason Alaska had tomditch there “combi” birds for pure cargo 700’s. The combi’s were steam gauges.. FAA won’t sign off on a common type for them... Seems plausible that Mesa wants in the cargo door and here is there chance.. That...

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by SWALUV
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38701

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Listening to the Live ATC recording of it now, area of heavy precipitation was over the field at the time of WN278 landing. Glad to see that EMAS worked perfectly.

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14771

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

But they share hotel rooms...... Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers. So every single crew member would have their own hotel room? Outside of a very airlines, most airlines already provide each crew member their own hotel room. My carrier does this through traini...

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by SWALUV
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14771

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
micstatic wrote:
Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept.


But they share hotel rooms......



Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers.

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by SWALUV
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

Re: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

Based on the position of the flaps, I'd guess to say that the main reason is to eliminate the gear horn. Though I can't say that for certain, just a generalization based on what I can see in the photo.

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by SWALUV
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4518

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

The planes will certainly feel the heat, but these airports are within 500 feet MSL. The density altitude at these airports won't be astronomically high. Back when I was flying on the east coast, on the days we had 100F outside, the density altitude barley cracked 3,000 feet. As mentioned, these pla...

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by SWALUV
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122308

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

KLMatSJC wrote:
Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it?



I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier... Very similar from the engine pictures.

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by SWALUV
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 7705

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the main reason T-Tail aircraft aren't designed more often is simply because of the added weight needed for structural purposes.

I would love to see another modern T-Tail though. That'd be gorgeous!

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by SWALUV
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5272

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

asqx wrote:
Flighty wrote:

Still not as sporty as runway 17/35 at Yuma.



Oh, now that's a fun one!

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by SWALUV
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75398

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Just to mention regarding IWA, the airport has exploded in terms of flight training growth. There was a day earlier this month where it was the busiest airport in the state. Crazy to think how much volume it handles. Both ATP and the UND/ASU partnership is growing very rapidly. Throw in the only re...

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by SWALUV
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75398

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Just to mention regarding IWA, the airport has exploded in terms of flight training growth. There was a day earlier this month where it was the busiest airport in the state. Crazy to think how much volume it handles.

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by SWALUV
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95393

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I had the pleasure of flying on 117UA and 118UA during the beginning of September on SFO-LHR-SFO. Bittersweet to see these beautiful queens being retired. They inspired me to get into aviation and will truly be missed!

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 8067

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

Anyone know how many 747s UA had back in the day? Extremely sad to see this Queen go...

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by SWALUV
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 8067

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

Anyone know how many 747s UA back in the day? Extremely sad to see this Queen go...

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by SWALUV
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95393

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2799/eff23c1


Got to fly on her sisters 117UA and 118UA over Labor Day weekend. Will be very sad to see those two go :(
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WN732 wrote:
Looks like this one is about to make it's final landing in VCV. Farewell.

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2799/eff23c1


Got to fly on her sisters 117UA and 118UA over Labor Day weekend. Will be very sad to see those two go :(

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by SWALUV
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop in PHX Today
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: Ground Stop in PHX Today

IWA should see some diverts then... Believe F9 already has a CLE-PHX flight on the ground for fuel

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by SWALUV
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12089

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I'm sorry, I have an issue with this statement. Every job has it's issues, however, it comes down to how you look at it. Everything you listed is a small price to pay to have a job that is truly one of the best in the world. There is not a day that goes by where I don't wind up thinking about how a...

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by SWALUV
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 12089

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Hell...we don't even have driverless cars yet. Pilots have the worst lives, always coming and going, being exposed to radiation and cancer-inducing engine/APU exhaust all their life, constant vibrations that wreck the body, exposed to low air pressure like a mountain monk, bad/cheap food with the b...

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by SWALUV
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18998

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job? Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? Contrary to popular belief there are mature 19 year olds. Not all of us party or go ...

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by SWALUV
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 71
Views: 11268

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

This will do more harm then good. This will do nothing but benefit the airlines and hurt GA. There is a reason why the US has one of, if not the largest GA community, it's because ATC works with us and keeps our cost low.

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by SWALUV
Mon May 08, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.
Replies: 21
Views: 5254

Re: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.

You do realise that pilots learning to fly go solo before they have a license right? Dont understand - What does that have to do with one of the 2 pilots sleeping at his seat? For sure it happens - one of the 2 pilots nodding off. But it isnt ideal. In a small GA aircraft pilots fly solo before the...

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by SWALUV
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23249

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

The gate agent was totally out of line. That's obvious. However, the woman traveling, and other passengers, have to understand that rules are there for a reason. Now if this indeed fell under the AA's COC then by all means she's in the clear, but if not she (and other passengers who think they're en...

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by SWALUV
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13985

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Guy needs a few nights to rethink his thoughts. Can't believe that anyone could defend the passenger. His actions were totally uncalled for. The pilot had more control then I, and most people I knew, would have.

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by SWALUV
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11665

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

I find it funny in the upgauge or else commentary ingnores the fact for the dominate carrier there are reasons to serve smaller markets, though unrestricted probably would see some shuffling upward, but not all. Plus if you crammed all 321s and 739s or 757s into DCA or LGA the facilities would prob...

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by SWALUV
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 18501

Re: AA 757 in scary go-around at Saint Maarten

Good on the pilots to go around. Never a time where that's a bad choice! Always better to be safe then sorry.

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by SWALUV
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130882

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I've waited a bit to see the full story come out before I made a comment. Obviously the airport police, and UA handled this entirely wrong. But responsibility also has to lay on the passengers here. The cabin of an airliner is not the place to argue about being forced off, just as much as the side o...

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by SWALUV
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47190

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

someone just had to bring up the United fiasco with the leggings. well, they deserved all the crap they got for that. Totally unacceptable for United to have a policy that is outdated and targeted towards females. United is clearly a sexist airline with the worst possible ever customer service. Goo...

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by SWALUV
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6564

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

Tenerife. While the global impact on the public side wasn't that huge, the global impact on the aviation side changed drastically with CRM and a major push for a decrease in Runway Incursions.

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by SWALUV
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35493

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

To me, the issue isn't whether the dress code is appropriate or not, it's about how to handle the situation. As an executive, I would not be happy with the publicity about this. Right, wrong or otherwise, this is not a good look. The general public doesn't care about non-rev and dress codes - all t...

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by SWALUV
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35493

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I may not agree with my company's policy on half the stuff they do, however, my job is not to make up my own policy to combat it. I do the job I'm paid to do and I follow the rules set forth by my company. If you're using a benefit of the airline, which they were, you have to follow the rules of the...

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by SWALUV
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 17126

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

Out of curiosity (haven't kept up with it), could this be related to the AAY MD-80 that had an uncommanded rotation prior to V1 at LAS? Albeit reversed. Someone on AVHearld mentioned something about it, but got no response.

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by SWALUV
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 6435

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

The group I fear that would lose the most out of privatization would be the GA group. The US has an enormous general aviation section and most of this is because of the non-privatization of ATC. Look at other countries that have privatized ATC and the lack of general aviation that they have in their...

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by SWALUV
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19263

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Wow... May god be with them. My heart goes out to the victims tonight.

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by SWALUV
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 28866

Re: Gay pilots...

As a gay pilot, I'm glad to say that I have yet to run into an issue with homophobia in the cockpit. Granted, I don't really bring it up unless someones asks about it, or if relationships come up in conversation. Some of my most supportive friends have come from this industry. It's really taken a tu...

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by SWALUV
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 65567

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Granted we don't know the whole facts, but if my aircraft was in that extent of a fire, we're evacuating. This is very similar to the BA 777 incident in LAS. Granted, it's possible that they could not have been aware of the extent of the fire, but if they were, I fail to see why they would remain on...

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by SWALUV
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting In Dallas Love Field -KDAL
Replies: 77
Views: 6959

RE: Shooting In Dallas Love Field -KDAL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ikramerica" class="quote" target="_blank">ikramerica</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Or you co...

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by SWALUV
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

RE: Ntsb Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/4holer" class="quote" target="_blank">4holer</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> My horrible mistake...

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by SWALUV
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

RE: Ntsb Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash

I remember this day quite well. I worked at this airport and remember everything from that day. Makes you appreciate everyone you know.

[Edited 2016-06-08 12:15:40]

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by SWALUV
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA185 LHR-EWR (G-ZZZC) Deplaned On Taxiway
Replies: 13
Views: 10365

RE: BA185 LHR-EWR (G-ZZZC) Deplaned On Taxiway

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MANYUL" class="quote" target="_blank">MANYUL</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> You win this thread...

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by SWALUV
Tue May 17, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18495

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyguy</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Pittsburgh - Internation...

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by SWALUV
Fri May 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundres Of Pilots Poised To Leave Allegiant Air
Replies: 98
Views: 25370

RE: Hundres Of Pilots Poised To Leave Allegiant Air

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>But of course, that's all just water und...

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by SWALUV
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Flts On MIA-MCO. Is AA Milking The Disney Cow?
Replies: 56
Views: 14535

RE: 9 Flts On MIA-MCO. Is AA Milking The Disney Cow?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PSU.DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I find ...

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by SWALUV
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pickup Truck Hits ZW Plane At PHL
Replies: 17
Views: 8579

RE: Pickup Truck Hits ZW Plane At PHL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rampbro" class="quote" target="_blank">rampbro</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Haven't heard if ...

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by SWALUV
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pickup Truck Hits ZW Plane At PHL
Replies: 17
Views: 8579

Pickup Truck Hits ZW Plane At PHL

Didn't see this, so I thought I'd post it. From what I've heard the guy is ok. Impressive damage to the truck though... <center><table align="center" border="0" width="437" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=165173&filename=14580745538UTky3.jpg" target="_blank"><im...

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by SWALUV
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Air To Reorganize Via Bankruptcy
Replies: 204
Views: 33060

Republic Air To Reorganize Via Bankruptcy

Hate to say, I saw this coming. There was talk that they wouldn't be able to afford the pilot contract with the current income from the majors. Hopefully they'll be able to get everything worked out. Best of luck to everyone over there. I feel this is the first of the consolidation we'll see in the ...

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by SWALUV
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And PHX
Replies: 55
Views: 6405

RE: B6 And PHX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1337Delta764" class="quote" target="_blank">1337Delta764</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Phoenix (Chandle...

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by SWALUV
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And PHX
Replies: 55
Views: 6405

RE: B6 And PHX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/1337Delta764" class="quote" target="_blank">1337Delta764</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Still...

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by SWALUV
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air Ceases Las Vegas Ops Eff Feb 15th
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

RE: Boutique Air Ceases Las Vegas Ops Eff Feb 15th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FWAERJ" class="quote" target="_blank">FWAERJ</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Not exactly, person...

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by SWALUV
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Rebranding Teaser
Replies: 132
Views: 29402

RE: AS Rebranding Teaser

Reminds me a lot of Island Air's rebrand. Love the tail!

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