Search found 1665 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 34
by portcolumbus
Fri May 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 578
Views: 109942

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

A320 aborted the approach to Karachi due to problems with extension of the landing gear and performed a go around. The aircraft lost height and impacted a residential area called Model Colony on second final approach east of the aerodrome (presumably while on final approach to runway 25L and burst ...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 14083

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Yeah, lots of places going 5 on and 5 or 10 off on fixed shifts.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4024

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

New debt just got a hell of a lot cheaper the last few weeks.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 5011

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

No tower there either. Do any of the majors fly into uncontrolled fields?

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW
Replies: 65
Views: 10812

Re: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW

Another market gone and a bunch of frequency reductions for UA at IAH. And the plan is to go from 600 to 700 flights? When?

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: United 787 at DFW

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /YSSY/KDFW



It was definitely storms. A ton of aircraft diverted to AUS.
-->

Sooner787 wrote:
LHUSA wrote:
Diverted SYD-IAH. Not sure what caused the diversion.



Looks like UA 100 arrived into Houston area same time as storm front yesterday ( 29DEC)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /YSSY/KDFW



It was definitely storms. A ton of aircraft diverted to AUS.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA fleet/hub
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: UA fleet/hub

Haven't seen a 753 at IAH in a while, and the 77W is not a regular visitor.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19165

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Justjoshua wrote:
They were actually previously stored at HOU


There were 3 at IAH.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/22/2019:Big F9 Changes (?);HU Exits LAS-PEK
Replies: 34
Views: 9239

Re: OAG Changes 9/22/2019:Big F9 Changes (?);HU Exits LAS-PEK

**HU LAS-PEK NOV 0.3>0[0.3] JAN 0.3>0.1[0.5] FEB 0.3>0[0.4] MAR 0.3>0.1[0.4]



Still shows .1 for Jan and March and I found bookable nonstops in March. Does it really disappear completely?

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 26
Views: 4015

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

IAH does have some limited departures today. I am currently on UA 1631 (IAH-ORD) which was scheduled to depart at 7:50. We actually departed at 14:11. The LAS flight on the adjacent gate also departed around the same time. Someone mentioned renting a car and driving from Dallas to Houston. That’s n...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 26
Views: 4015

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

IAH is closed to arrivals until 1830Z Friday.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 10643

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

I find it interesting that Phoenix is at no. 36 and Miami at no. 37. At first glance, you would think there would be far more traffic at Miami than Phoenix but I have never been to Phoenix and so I am not exactly sure what Phoenix has to offer. Is there a specific reason why Phoenix has more traffi...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 20874

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

The 3 C's of Ohio are virtually identical in terms of GDP. They're #28, 29 and 30. Really? 2017 (latest data available; source: BEA.gov] 1. Cleveland: $212B 2. Cincinnati: $179B 3. Columbus: $136B ....so Cleveland is more than 1.5x larger than Columbus. MSA boundaries are known to be very inaccurat...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 20874

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

The 3 C's of Ohio are virtually identical in terms of GDP. They're #28, 29 and 30.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

I'm not familiar with the airport, but looking at Google maps I'd say space is a reason. In order to have high speed exits, you need a decent amount of space between the runway and the parallel taxi way in order to allow the plane to slow down enough. This. The last 3 exits on the departure end of ...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7491

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I find windows 10 to be far too system demanding. My old laptop originally had W8, granted it was a basic laptop just for using Office, but it can barely run W10 most days! Good excuse to the wife to splash out on our new ultra powerful (for a laptop) system! :D I'm running W10 on an old HP noteboo...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue May 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4805

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

The rumor is that they are going to add DTW-HKG. Is this your rumor or from an actual source outside of the DTW/DL fan club? Sorry but from what I read on this forum, you are very pro every airline in the world should fly to DTW and DL should fly all Long Haul from DTW It's the voices in his head t...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed May 22, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway light intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Runway light intensity

Lights are set by time of day and visibility. There are charts based on the type of lighting system.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Fri May 17, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 5962

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

Las Vegas has an official area at the approach end of 26L. Plenty of other great spots depending on runways in use, too.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Fri May 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

AC? The AC near-disaster was at SFO. This thread is about the BR 777 LAX departure near-disaster. AC here means aircraft, not Air Canada Ah yes my bad. I got TCAS and EGPWS mixed up. Sentence was difficult to follow...but no worries as I totally get that English isn’t the first language for probabl...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon May 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 174213

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CoThG wrote:
When does the ILN night sort start?


Not sure but there is a job posting out for 3rd-shift ATC at ILN.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon May 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 8078

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Used to fly DTW-TOL too until the 340s left.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sun May 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2419

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

Delmonico was pretty good and Vic & Anthony's.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

klm617 wrote:
and who have no clue about the dynamics and potential of this market other than being very proficient at using google.


I sincerely hope you're including yourself here.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

No they may not be turning anyone away but they aren't aggressively searching for alternatives to grow the market hence making it easier for Delta to run it's monopoly in Detroit with little or no competition. Again that's all well and good if the airport wants to protect Delta's status here but in...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

ACI does as an aviation consultant you should be aware of that fact and Delta tells us every time in their press release that ATL is the busiest and biggest hub in the world so Delta publishes it too. https://airportscouncil.org/ I have no idea what you're getting at. Atlanta IS their biggest and b...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Interesting. Here's the link to the tweet I am talking about: https://twitter.com/DTWeetin/status/1118889128945422336 I zoomed into the picture they have and studied it fairly well and compared it to the master plan. This puts me under the impression that the FAA has scrapped plans for a new ATCT a...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

'Rankings'. I'll ask again because you've refused to answer in the past, who cares about rankings? If the concern is airport revenue then say that, but you seem obsessed with 'rankings' just for the sake of some mythical prestige. I'm guessing it's pretty much like cheering for your NFL team to win...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if the FAA scrapped plans to put up a new tower, the one that is currently standing can not be fixed so its usable life is basically over due to the mold contamination. FAA spent $25M remediating mold 5 or so years ago when I worked there, basically gutted the place. Is it still a problem?...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

The reason is plane and simple the airport has no real desire to bring anyone in here that might have the abilty to impact Delta in a negative way but the joke is the passenger market that these carriers would create wouldn't fly Delta anyway because they are either driving to ORD or YYZ or they ca...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if the FAA scrapped plans to put up a new tower, the one that is currently standing can not be fixed so its usable life is basically over due to the mold contamination. FAA spent $25M remediating mold 5 or so years ago when I worked there, basically gutted the place. Is it still a problem?

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5822

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

bravoindia wrote:
Also DTW do not do trips.


Yes, they do. It was a long process to get PRM on the 2 west parallels, but they run trips ILSs now.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5822

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

With no departures, or can they depart 7? They can depart 17L/8/25.... Denver can do a lot of things. They can also land 16L/R and 35 L/R at the same time. It really just depends on the winds which usually cooperate most times to depart 3 runways at a time and land 3... If they are landing north, t...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5822

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

The PHX south complex runways 25L/R - 7L/R are far too close together to allow for “simo” parrallel approaches. To my knowledge, SFO is the only airport to allow parallel approaches on runways so close as it was grandfathered in when runway separation requirements increased. This is why most new ru...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5822

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

IAH and DTW also do it on a regular basis.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA and LAS Terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: SWA and LAS Terminal

Always seemed very overcrowded to me with lines for bathrooms and not enough seating.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does runway activity work?
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: How does runway activity work?

Veigar wrote:
VA 744 can takeoff from 1L/R, have seen it before. Same with the HA A330.. does it have to do with time crutch?


Wind, temperature and aircraft weight are different every day.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does runway activity work?
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: How does runway activity work?

Thank you for the clarity. However, it still leaves a few things unanswered: 1. Why do some widebodies sometimes use inactive runways for takeoffs (like VS or HA aircraft taking off from 26R when no other airplane is using this runway) 2. How do they change the configs. I imagine it is easier to no...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does runway activity work?
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: How does runway activity work?

LAS has 4 configs. Config 1 in the default and most-frequently used due to typical prevailing winds. Depart 26R/19R/19L, land 26L/19R. 26L is the default turbojet runway, 19R is the offload. Bizjets/other GA typically get valet parked on 19R. Config 2 is land 1L/1R, depart 8L. Used with strong NE wi...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?

And if this is true, does that mean that takeoffs can;t be using the 15s, cause if a plane is landing on 9, doesnt that basically take it directly over the 15s. Yes, when the 9 arrival is inside a certain point, the Takeoff Hold Lights activate on the 15s and effectively shut them down until the ar...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?

9 is an offload runway on east flow when the arrivals are heavy. Affects departures off the 15s so it's usually done on the backside of the departure push.. On Thursday 27 was being used for departures of which I have not seen in a long time. At any rate seems as though the normal traffic patterns a...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 99661

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
My god, are we going to have to keep hearing the same tired diatribe about EI and DTW every week for the next 6 months until they even think about announcing new summer 2020 flying???


I think you know the answer and it's not good.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?
Replies: 17
Views: 3683

Re: Does IAH allow STOL ops from taxiways?

No taxiway landings at IAH these days.


Champaign, IL (CMI) used to use taxiways as uni-directional runways during the flight school pushes.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 433734

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

FredrikHAD wrote:
An approach to 08 seems to take 15 minutes from that point but with winds at 310 and 11 knots, I assume they’d be using rwy 33.



IAH was west flow the entire time.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 433734

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Whiplash6 wrote:
How do guys retrieve the old metars for the time of the accident? I’d be interested to see if the airport was turning around and if a runway change was a concern.


IAH was west flow the whole time.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PAE An-124 Spoolup
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: PAE An-124 Spoolup

They're in-and-out of IAH all the time and ALWAYS require around 4-6 minutes on the runway for spool-up.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 6113

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

AMALH747430 wrote:
While it has happened occasionally at DEN and IAH (the other two airports I connect through) it has been a one-off thing.


Happens everyday at IAH for the 6pm departure bank. Arrivals begin to show up about 20 minutes before the departures start pushing, so there are constantly planes held-out.

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 153950

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Excluding AF1, there are photos on another spotting site (can't remember which) of a UA 744 which was a 2002 BCS title game charter. It parked at C47 (judging from the angle of the photo), which makes sense as DL moved to C52-56 by then once the C extension opened. ATA also brought in multiple L-10...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2638

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018? January 2018 - at least that's what I put in but all that stuff is public information. You can use the link above to pick your own range. Is that saying ATL had 1.6M operations from January - October this year becau...

Jump to post
by portcolumbus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2638

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

geologyrocks wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311


Care to provide a key?


Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total



Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018?

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 34