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by b747400erf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41568

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

The operating costs before running for President had been paid for by NBC. During the campaign and Presidency the RNC paid for it for his kids as the usss did not allow him to fly on it as potus. Today rumors of legal trouble and reports of lost net worth I doubt it flys again unless sold to anothe...

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by b747400erf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41568

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

The operating costs before running for President had been paid for by NBC. During the campaign and Presidency the RNC paid for it for his kids as the usss did not allow him to fly on it as potus. Today rumors of legal trouble and reports of lost net worth I doubt it flys again unless sold to another...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8215

Re: Pope Francis visit to Iraq

IMG_6766.png His plane did something strange. I passed Baghdad's airport and continued to head east and crossed over into Iran, before suddenly dropping off the radar. Any idea why? Look at the tag you had an estimated track because it lost tracking from ground stations and kept flying until being ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 48580

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Is VH-VOZ going for cargo conversion in Singapore?

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to help form European CRJ900 operator
Replies: 26
Views: 7425

Re: Mesa Air Group to help form European CRJ900 operator

The story is up for a day and not a single post about this venture bringing lower standards, regulation, and pilot pay? This forum is bleeding pilots and attracting future management.

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by b747400erf
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward
Replies: 35
Views: 3551

Re: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward

This is a purely hypothetical question, but I always wondered if there are any routes in the world where a 744 Combi could hit a capacity sweet spot by completely filling the main deck with cargo, and only carrying passengers on the upper deck..say 60-70 economy seats installed? I've often wondered...

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by b747400erf
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward
Replies: 35
Views: 3551

Re: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward

The regulations on cargo carriage keep getting stricter, which is making it more difficult to certify and operate combos. Ever since the National Air 747 crash in Afghanistan concerns about cargo shifting and rigid cargo barriers have increased. There have also been inflight fires that have brought...

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by b747400erf
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41461

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

Bad financial decision to chase non existent demand by LY at a time of their economic troubles. Not necessarily. About two months ago when Serbia was placed on Israel's green list, thousands of tourists flocked to Belgrade. Arkia, EL AL and Israir had in total up to 10 daily flights between BEG and...

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by b747400erf
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s
Replies: 36
Views: 7838

Re: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s

Very interesting news. I’d imagine it would stop three on both sections. Wouldn’t won’t to be a passenger on these. I’m gonna take a guess at the routing. DEL-SAW-SNN-KEF-JFK Could make it empty SNN-JFK JFK-KEF-LHR-SAW-DEL Again could make it empty from JFK to LHR Fly east to avoid strong headwinds...

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by b747400erf
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s
Replies: 36
Views: 7838

Re: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s

I say DEL-NRT-ANC-JFK Can those 738F make each sector of DEL-NRT-ANC-JFK. All four of them seem too long for the 738F range (remember those are the 738F which have the range of just 3690km, significantly shorter than the pax 738) https://i.imgur.com/38MwCfd.png http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=del-nrt-...

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by b747400erf
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41461

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

Bad financial decision to chase non existent demand by LY at a time of their economic troubles.

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by b747400erf
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s
Replies: 36
Views: 7838

Re: SpiceJet Applies For U.S. Flights - DEL-JFK With 737s

Very interesting news. I’d imagine it would stop three on both sections. Wouldn’t won’t to be a passenger on these. I’m gonna take a guess at the routing. DEL-SAW-SNN-KEF-JFK Could make it empty SNN-JFK JFK-KEF-LHR-SAW-DEL Again could make it empty from JFK to LHR Fly east to avoid strong headwinds...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 14246

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

This actually opens up possibilities beyond UAE. As UAE is a major Gulf country, I would have to believe that UAE was not doing this in complete secrecy. Other Gulf countries (except Qatar) would have been briefed before the public announcement. At least they would have agreed to not condemn this m...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 14246

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

Perhaps Qatar will be next to acknowledge Israel and sign a peace pack. Qatar needs all the friends it can get in the Middle East right now. Qatar's best friend Iran won't let that happen and QR definitely needs the Iranian air space as long as the other Gulf countries cut them off. Tehran is alrea...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 15232

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

Really? There are US laws demanding 3 year old children - with autism or not - to wear a mask? Nice... There is no being nice with this virus, I really don't understand why people can't understand this, it doesn't care if you are naughty or nice, if it can find a way to kill you it will, so why not...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29752

Re: Qatar at DXB pre conflict

Any available airplane all their fleet through a day!

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14521

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

SRQfoxtrot wrote:
In the phonetic alphabet, “Whiskey” is not used in some Islamic areas where its connotations to alcohol is offensive. .


I think someone played a joke telling you this :lol:

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 47279

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Not to be rude, but please check the correct information before making such posts. The captain of the aircraft was a decorated ex-IAF officer with 40+ years of flying experience. All of these 737NG incidents (such as this year's Pegasus Airlines crash in Istanbul and 2019's SpiceJet overshoot in Mu...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 56
Views: 19269

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

Okie wrote:
Considering that there was nothing remarkable about the Wx, the PF was going to have to be way behind the aircraft.


:o :banghead: :white: I give up

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 14892

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

You can say a lot about the MD-11 (And trust me I can add plenty from a planning side) but it does a heck of a job in the cargo world. Capacity is massive and the wingspan keeps it in gateways that might lose a parking spot should you put a 747-8 or 777 in there. This is a biggie that people forget...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9202

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

crownvic wrote:
b747400erf.......Im not sure where you are getting your information from, but all along this was a flight from Bangor Maine to Tel Aviv with 2 scheduled tech stops.

If I had to guess, Prestwick was for fuel and Chateroux was a crew change...


Thank you for the corrections

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9202

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

I totally agree with you..I always stated that it was just a tech stop for fuel. My comment was in dispute of what was claimed in post #22 above by another a.netter. The flight to Chateroux is not a tech stop I thought that was the question. The flight to PIK is to refuel because of military contra...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 16086

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

That makes zero sense. The person you replied to talked about the regular cruise speed of modern turbofan engines and the 747 regularly flys at the same speed. The fastest I have seen in normal operations is .86 You don't see 747s flying faster, because that means they have to burn more fuel than w...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 14892

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

Paid off and low cycles
High up front costs of new airframes
ups is still buying factory built 763s and 747-8s to retire their older fleet
Fedex used 757s some factory built 767s and 777s
Cargo airlines are the last to retire older planes

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)

Kent350787 wrote:
Also, I think you'll find that, although it's a QF flight number, it's an Atlas callsign.


:? :?

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 102
Views: 15828

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

European airlines fly the 787 in Europe and Asian airlines in Asia many on domestic routes

The American 787 airlines operating the 787 fly on some domestic hops but a regional is limited in seat numbers by a scope clause

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9202

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour... I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there t...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17693

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

British Airways scrapping its all-business class flight between LCY and JFK and retire the A318 https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/ba-axes-a318-premium-service-that-took-over-concorde-flight-number/139579.article https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/british-airways-scraps-all-business-class-l...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Re: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)

Just noticed this flight on FlightAware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA7554 Why is N856GT, an Atlas 747-8F, making a flight under the Qantas call sign? Obviously Qantas has contracted Atlas to fly freight from ORD to HNL but why do they use the QFA call sign? This info is freely available ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot 77Ws and A359 being stored
Replies: 32
Views: 10503

Re: Aeroflot not taking two new 77W

Given the Political issues between the USA and Russia I am surprised Aeroflot is allowed to order Boeing Aircraft at all. Banning Boeing orders would seem to be an obvious way to retaliate against US Sanctions. Perhaps this is what is happening but in a more subtle way? Having suggested that I will...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9202

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures. BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its fina...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young
Replies: 21
Views: 5826

Re: Future of AirAsia in "Significant Doubt" - auditor Ernst & Young

MIflyer12 wrote:
Do auditors' 'going concern' letters mean more in Malaysia than they do in the U.S.?

Hope they do after that big scandal in Malaysia

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17693

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ... I see G-EUNA meeting the scrapper, with the engines being saved. The BCS1/3 has basically killed any demand for the A318, and the BCS1 is already certified into LCY, with LX using the BCS1 on ZRH-LCY. It also bears worth noting that the BCS1 has more...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746371

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

At the moment, quite busy, with the addition of special charter flights and other sorties. Still a pretty active operation as UA is a vital inter-island link. Are you looking at another airport? Most routes are cancelled and at most half a dozen United flights a day. It certainly looks like flights...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 16086

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

That makes no sense, the 787 and A350 both cruise around .85, basically the same as the 747 using the most modern turbofans available and of course so does the 747-8 The 747 is a lot faster than mach .85. It will easily cruise at up to mach .92. That most 747s cruise at the same speed as a 787 is b...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 20118

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

The G650 and other bizjets of its size have impressive performance but they’re still pretty small inside, especially on a 15+ hour flight If money was no object I’d have a 787-8, great range, high cruise speed, loads of space and not so big that operation is limited to large- ish airports Plus you ...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746371

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

CALAV8R wrote:
At the moment, quite busy, with the addition of special charter flights and other sorties. Still a pretty active operation as UA is a vital inter-island link.

Are you looking at another airport? Most routes are cancelled and at most half a dozen United flights a day.

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Worldair1 wrote:
What about this one from LCK - IAD? odd......

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE ... /KLCK/KIAD


Emirates cargo routes

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 189041

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

The US will be closed until the election at the earliest, winter travel will be well down on concerns around any second wave. It’s all about getting to summer 2021 alive. At least BA have domestic and European passengers to get the airline flying. The election? The election is unrelated to the pand...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 16012

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

Not many media talk about the hardship that aircraft lessors are facing. With all industries now pointing to state aid given to airlines in their respective states to claim their own state aid, repeat state aid to airlines is becoming very difficult to justify. Most state aid to airlines also had a...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51853

Re: EK recruitment

I know this seem like a really stupid question at time considering the mass lay off at EK, but I was wondering when would they expect to begin expanding again. Have they cut staff to the bare minimum for the next few month or is their some fat left in the staff numbers to absorb post Covid route ex...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51853

Re: EK recruitment

I would say a long time. Years. They are going to have staff that can absorb the uptick whenever that happens and not need to rehire. Also I would imagine EK will offer people furloughed the option to come back first before they take new applications ,so years, not anytime soon. There is no "f...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweden Air Ambulance buys 6 PC-24
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Sweden Air Ambulance buys 6 PC-24

FredrikHAD wrote:
That’ll be a nice addition to the current props. I assume some of those will go (Beach 200’s mostly I think).

Their fleet is small is this a full replacement of the B200s and 1 Learjet?

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 14545

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Thrust reversers. So... in less than one month, four Cessna Citation crashes have occurred. That’s like having a 737NG crash every week (except worse, because Cessna Citations do not fly nearly as often as a 737NG). Lots of owner/operator Citations, lots of low experience pilots; both types in thei...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue lands at PSM
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: jetBlue lands at PSM

I just saw a jetBlue flight on final approach to PSM. jetBlue doesn't serve PSM, so I'm woindering what's up. Logan is just minutes away. I got only a brief glimpse so I couldn't ID the aircraft. Training flight perhaps? That looks like training https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU6827/history/2...

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by b747400erf
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 6697

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone. Considering they were started by people who were in Chennaults Chinese AF American Volunteer Group "Flying Ti...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 28362

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

May I introduce the op to the A330 and B777 they ruined any chance the b753 had

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 46163

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

chiawei wrote:
Fake news.


I greatly dislike this phrase everybody please go back to calling stories false or propaganda

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?
Replies: 28
Views: 7167

Re: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?

On this topic I received a 1989 chart does anyone have more recent year charts for this airport at or a little before 1995?

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12665

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

Most societies look at addition in the light of punish them and get vengeance. But she needs help and treatment and support. Once she is able to come back to be an employee she has nowhere to go and is going to most likely go back to that addiction again. Certain people are going to cheer on her bei...

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