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by rampbro
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Seeking the elusive domestic widebody: Delta SEA-ATL-BWI-ATL-SEA
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

Re: Seeking the elusive domestic widebody: Delta SEA-ATL-BWI-ATL-SEA

Great TR, brought back a lot of memories from the many hours I spent at SeaTac when I was a YYJ-based road warrior. Definitely a trip to see it so empty in the summer months. Definitely miss the smooth rides on Delta.

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

Re: Canada to back Pratt & Whitney turboprop hybrid engine technology -sources

The article didn't specify the funding mechanism, saying it was a "co-investment". Does anyone have any more info that this? I am guessing this is going to fall under SDTC.

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 34339

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Porter attempted a “premium niche” in the past, but today, they are little different from the competition. Don’t forget, it was Porter that introduced Canada to checked baggage fees. Totally, but I think that has less with them trying to position as an LCC, and way more taking an actual OPEX proble...

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 34339

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Having thought about this for an hour, here is my WAG at the strategy. Pearson is a bluff - it's all about YOW. Rapidly growing metro area, good name recognition in the area, lots of gates to use, and as another commenter pointed out, poor connectivity outside of the Quebec-Windsor corridor. We just...

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 34339

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Opening Pandora’s box here. Not hyperbolic or rhetorical. Is there a formula that dictates what aircraft can operate at YTZ? Is it a combo of capacity, dimensions, performance ( think speed on landing/takeoff etc) and is there a bias regarding a shrouded turbine? Is it a tipping point in capacity r...

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 34339

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

I'm assuming Porter will configure the E2s more in the fashion of a ULCC, not premium: no 35" seat pitch in coach, lie-flats or such. They will compete with AC on cost, not network breadth or frequency. IMHO Eastern Canada air travel could use some more price competition; like a lot of Canadia...

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines US Expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 18405

Re: Flair Airlines US Expansion

UPlog wrote:
cirrusdragoon wrote:

WS operated YVR-SNA pre pandemic, and had no issues.


AS tried to run the route prior and had it's inaugural YVR-SNA diverted once they realized it was not legal to operate!


Now that's a story I would like to hear......

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9502

Re: AN-26 missed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

https://avherald.com/h?article=455c0bcf/0000&opt=0
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I'm sure it will come up, so here is the avherald instance of the 2012 CFIT crash at Palana: https://avherald.com/h?article=455c0bcf/0000&opt=0

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88886

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

bikerthai wrote:
The old girl had a long and productive life. Two bad they will crane her up for an investigation instead of let her lie in peace and be a playground for the fishes.

bt


Skydrol my dude. I believe Hawaii is a tourism destination so they might want to deal with that......

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by rampbro
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How digging a canal launched the worlds busy seaplane base
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: How digging a canal launched the worlds busy seaplane base

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Cool place to plane watch, only competitor is the Flying Beaver pub in YVR.


The Flying Otter at YWH would definitely be in the conversation. Sure you don't have the heavy metal over at YVR, but you are in the Inner Harbour.....

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS BOI focus city
Replies: 95
Views: 15008

Re: AS BOI focus city

Your right about it being the second or third time, it is most likely to succeed this time with the massive movement to BOI. And it becoming a big tech area possessed to become the next Silicon Valley There are no MASSIVE NUMBERS, not from California into Boise, not from everywhere into all of Idah...

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124967

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0byfHIAXIcY


Wait did they actually cut the seating plan of a 787-9 into a farmer's field?
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Aresxerexade wrote:
Air Canada’s new safety video. Beautifully shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0byfHIAXIcY


Wait did they actually cut the seating plan of a 787-9 into a farmer's field?

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight
Replies: 12
Views: 6253

Re: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight

In my opinion, the reaction of these pax is nothing less than their civic duty. This is the airline and airport authorities fault for allowing a PR stunt to take place airside.

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by rampbro
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7858

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

It’s all about AA’s attempt to maintain a high ESG score. The drive to be “carbon neutral,” the social engineering programs all employees must attend and the jihad HR is currently running to fire/force retire employees who say the wrong things or hurt someone’s feelings are more examples. Safety an...

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8566

Re: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

Once we are back to normal traffic levels, would YYZ have enough room to provide Porter with the economies of scale that are required to sustain their business model? I mean....where would they go? T3? Domestic ops out in the satellite pier? Sure its new and fancy but its also a 10 minute walk from...

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 9565

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Gonna be hard to keep this thread clear of politics but still worth a discussion. Essentially, the letter seems to ask why are employees prohibited from expressing political views but the company itself can do whatever they want. Which is a valid question, and also one that transcends any one indus...

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by rampbro
Thu May 27, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 10621

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Drop it Hide it Lose it

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by rampbro
Thu May 13, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work
Replies: 71
Views: 7765

Re: Delta Wants Sky Club Volunteer Work

Velocity7 wrote:
Surely its the former here.


Not according to the Bloomberg article linked in the OP.

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by rampbro
Fri May 07, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 12919

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

Nobody likes this answer, but this behavior is directly tied to fares. When fares reach exceptionally low levels, you start to see more of this behavior onboard the aircraft and in the terminals. There's a reason ULCC carriers see more of this than mainline legacy carriers (at least pre-pandemic). ...

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by rampbro
Mon May 03, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 7014

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

This is definitely a bizarre case. I worked the CRJ family on the ramp for a couple years and it strikes me as hard to believe that the crew wouldn’t have had a door warning prior to takeoff if the door was indeed not shut properly. Conversely, once that door is shut, the physical movement required...

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by rampbro
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15241

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

Quick question - are there still slot-equipped smoking lounges at LAS? Something like "connect here and hack a butt airside" international. No joke - I routed YYJ-YVR-LAS-PHL once on a business trip so I buddy and I could hack butts and gamble in the airport for 45 minutes. The downside wa...

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by rampbro
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 5654

Re: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion

I'll take that YVR-YOW flight next summer to visit my buddy's cottage. Oh wait, no I won't - the pandemic will still be in full swing and I won't have yet been vaccinated. In what reality is this plan going to take effect?

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by rampbro
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7586

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not legally, must have a PMA from your regulator and the OEM. The OEM owns the IP in the design, so you’d have to buy it—at great cost.


At some point in the future, does this IP go open source? Do the patents open? Or would it take someone purchasing the IP then open-sourcing it?

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by rampbro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 20028

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

Ahh, the Q400, we hardly knew ye.... A cautionary tale about airframers' allocation of engineering resources. The Q and C-series will always be inextricably linked but for reasons most may never realize. Strange how things unfold. Also a business case study. BBD played the same game on the rail sid...

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by rampbro
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6902

Re: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?

I'll bite. Rail-launched scramjet provisioned (and possibly stationed at) the bottom end of an orbital tether. Skips across the outer edge of the atmosphere to get to the target zone, drops multiple decoys to mask the asset's signature during re-entry, drops off the goods and GTFO.

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by rampbro
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advice on airfreight YVR-LIM
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Advice on airfreight YVR-LIM

Hello all, I have a need to ship ~150 dense kilos from Vancouver to Peru in the next month or so. Prefer belly cargo as the product is temperature sensitive - I'm also trying to avoid cold chain. I have never done this before and thought I would ask if anyone on here had any advice or background. Ch...

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by rampbro
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the purpose of this unusual flight path out of Paine Field?
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: What is the purpose of this unusual flight path out of Paine Field?

I'm in YYJ - one of these would make a hell of spot from Dallas Road.

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by rampbro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26377

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

If Canadians can fill planes from YYT to MCO, an island with almost half the population of Oahu, surely HA have the potential to make 2 x week work from HNL. Plus they have Asian connection capabilities. I like YYT - enough to keep going back... but people from YYT aren't leaving Hawaii behind when...

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by rampbro
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15675

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

Throwing away plastic is an action that pollute the environment but I don't think it's a big emitter? Throwing it away vs recycling would represent a marginal increase in the demand for plastic starting material to manufacture. Making plastic starting material is an activity which is carbon polluti...

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by rampbro
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5109

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

777luver wrote:
Oh but you can travel to certain provinces within Canada and not quarantine. Yeah that makes a lot of sense....rolls eyes


That's up to the Provinces, not the Feds.

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by rampbro
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8515

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Totally agree with folks commenting this is inappropriate and unsafe. Safety cultures are serious and humble.

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by rampbro
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on vaccine airfreight logistics
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Re: Interesting article on vaccine airfreight logistics

I imagine trains will move the vaccine and ingredients around Asia and to Europe. Well for sure not in North America - we only have ~9000 cars that can keep things cold. You can put a ULD or seacan with a thermoking on a flat car, but may as well put it on a truck at that point. Not a whole lot of ...

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by rampbro
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously
Replies: 29
Views: 5630

Re: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously

If they actually own that huge fleet of planes, then it's hard to see how they could go bankrupt. I mean sure, but if they have to sell all their planes then yay they are not bankrupt but then what are they suppose to fly? With each plane worth up to 100 million dollars, they can just sell them off...

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by rampbro
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled
Replies: 72
Views: 9426

Re: Potentially groundbreaking Celera 500L bizaircraft prototype unveiled

I agree ramp appeal is a determining factor for bizjets, but no aesthetic is a monolith. Plenty of billionaires driving around here in Telsas.

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by rampbro
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashes in Juba, South Sudan, 17 reported dead.
Replies: 12
Views: 4430

Re: AN-26 crashes in Juba, South Sudan, 17 reported dead.

A friend of a friend was flying this plane.....RIP James.

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by rampbro
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 56483

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

So short, in the US technical insolvency is no problem. If you were a natural person and technically insolvent, it would result in the instant removal of all security clearances. If they are technically insolvent, I wonder what the FAA/EASA will do, there is always a public perception that technica...

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by rampbro
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Tristar Experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Fate of Tristar Experience?

Worldair1 wrote:
Northrop Grumman (Orbital - ATK) is still actively marketing the Pegaus launch platform to customers so their's is not going anywhere anytime soon.

I wonder if the Stratolaunch will render Stargazer obsolete in the near term.....

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13392

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Edited to add: I'm glad the linked article has the time an Air Force Pilot flew a B47 under the bridge. "Why do men climb mountains? Or what motivates them to go into space? It's just a sense of adventure that some men have and some don't..." Non-gender neutral language aside, hell yeah!

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by rampbro
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14418

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

So... Corsair was operating the 747 largely to beach destinations. Have you ever seen what the French wear to the beach? They probably could have packed what they need for a week in what some women use as a purse. Large suitcases? Doubt it. I used to watch the offload onto the customs belt at YUL. ...

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by rampbro
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: De Havilland stopping work?
Replies: 19
Views: 5981

Re: Rumour: De Havilland stopping work?

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
Anyways DHC's new owner (Longview Capital, based in Toronto) has better chances to obtain $ from Ontario to enable the move.


I thought they were based in YYC?

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14576

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

dr1980 wrote:
For some entertaining ATC look up “Kennedy Steve” on Youtube


This and of course "relax, Captain Happy".

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by rampbro
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 6114

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Does the CSeries count?

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by rampbro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 18
Views: 41124

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

A poignant, well written report. Thank you KLASM83. Very brave of you to assume that lav was dumped though.....

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by rampbro
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 4107

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

This sounds pretty normal. When I worked ramp the base AME would always be on hand to greet the RON a/c and do a planned inspection. First thing they would always do is a walkaround, including an engine check with a flashlight. By the time we'd have the bags off, they'd be up in the a/c checking stu...

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 15018

Re: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI

Holy frick that's the emptiest I've ever seen Seatac

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by rampbro
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Reminds me of the "vodka burner" video.....

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 7242

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

As the resident of an island currently accepting visitors from the mainland, I know the fear and worry locals are feeling in Hawaii. While it would be nice to say that nothing should happen until there is a vaccine, I also understand that this is an unknown amount of time, and may never actually com...

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 7148

Re: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Cool capture of the PAL Dash - that looks to be either a Force Multiplier aircraft or one of the ice hunters.

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 3084

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

It's an interesting value-add proposition from surplus Quebec hydro since they're having difficulty getting more transmission lines to the U.S. approved. Nationally, though, this will just be part of the rationalizations that keep tar sands development going. Correct - this is a match made in heave...

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