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by washingtonflyer
Thu May 26, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

IIRC, US did not fly DCA-MIA or may have had a token presence (1x or 2x) daily. US's access to south Florida was FLL as AA had DCA-MIA well covered.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun May 22, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38621

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

What a mess today for DCA and BWI. Significant cell over DCA and reaching up to BWI with dime-sized hail at DCA.

Diversions to CHO, IAD, ORF, PHF, and RIC. Haven't searched if MDT or anyone else took diverts.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed May 18, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62... current interesting routing
Replies: 15
Views: 6252

Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

MJI - BGI. Not a routing you see every day.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed May 18, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 254
Views: 31925

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Can't blame them as they lean more on government contracts to make up for the other strategic management mistakes. That said, I think moving back to their roots in Seattle makes more sense. Being close to 'decision makers' was their excuse 20 years ago, so I guess they employ the same PR firm. Coul...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon May 09, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 254
Views: 31925

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

There are -zero- benefits that Chicago provides from its high tax status that Arlington doesn't provide. Chicago = high crime, corrupt, crumbling infrastructure. Arlington = quite low crime, invested, and only sem-corrupt.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon May 09, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

JohanTally wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:

AVL-CLT getting mainline for the first time in 20 years.


I remember when that was one of the original 757 routes.

I feel like ROA used to be mostly mainline decades ago

Back in the USAir days....

AA flew ROA with a mix of garbage equipment: SF-369s, Saab 340s, J-31s.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 254
Views: 31925

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Boeing said to be moving HQ from Chicago to DC area likely Arlington - Want to be closer to decision makers in Washington Lobbyists, you mean. :-) Why would they want to be closer to the lobbyists? They already -have- lobbyists. They want to be a cab ride from the Hill and from the Pentagon. Done a...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 254
Views: 31925

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Very much the trend in the USA for corporations to move from high tax/high regulation states (California, Illinois, New York, etc.) to lower tax/less regulatory bureaucracy states in the south including Florida and Texas. Except they are moving to VIRGINIA which IIRC, has higher income taxes than I...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 07, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 254
Views: 31925

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Corporate headquarters in the DC area (including NoVa and suburban Maryland): Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics AND Lockheed Martin (mentioned in passing by one person). Not to mention: CACI, SAIC, Amazon, Intelsat, Iridium, etc. Rolls Royce NA is headquartered in Reston; Airbus NA is headquartered...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

The whole point of government fares/contracts is that they are negotiated to be often times much much much lower than market fares. "City Pair Program offers the federal government a nearly 50 percent discount on comparable commercial fares for official travel" The government fares have v...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

That is not necessarily true in 2022. There are lots of companies, particularly defense contractors, that set up HQ in the DMV because of government contracts but the scope of their business goes far beyond government contracts and government money. The DC area's economy is much more diverse than y...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

The reason for DCA being profitable is not the government money. The whole point of government fares/contracts is that they are negotiated to be often times much much much lower than market fares. "City Pair Program offers the federal government a nearly 50 percent discount on comparable comme...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

DCA maybe. I'm not saying it will be dehubbed. I'm just saying it's not that big of a major hub. Is the DCA hub really important? That is the question. Because imagine three hubs close to each other geographically: JFK/LGA, PHL and DCA, that's pretty redundant. It is true that DCA sees hourly Shutt...

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA can add JFK-BOM....They need more widebody tails to do it with. Route like that requires 2 aircraft.

Hell NZ 777-200s.....You still available?

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW - Incidnet causing diversions
Replies: 12
Views: 5410

Re: EYW - Incidnet causing diversions

And they use a big tow truck to drag it out. LOL

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Runway Closures
Replies: 43
Views: 9991

Re: DCA Shutdown

AA5484 was the first flight to be switched to RWY 15. Wind at the time was calm so no need otherwise to use 15.

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia announces DFW and IAD
Replies: 51
Views: 10744

Re: Iberia announces DFW and IAD

IB's MAD-DFW = OneWorld hub-to-hub, it makes sense. However, IMHO, IB returning to (Star Alliance hub) IAD - where UA is already a strong player on IAD-MAD, it doesn't make a lot of sense; IB MAD-BWI would probably have been a better and attractive addition to IB network. Makes perfect sense. IAD/W...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight
Replies: 70
Views: 9578

Re: AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

I think the quickest solution is that this needs to be some type of hearing panel set up at the FAA or the DOT that allows for the airlines or some type of entity to civilly seek to have one's flying privileges revoked and have it done before an ALJ.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight
Replies: 70
Views: 9578

AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

https://viewfromthewing.com/emergency-l ... ardingArea

LAX-DCA

5,000 feet per minute descent, coffee pot used against disruptive passenger who tried to open door.

Fun times
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https://viewfromthewing.com/emergency-l ... ardingArea

LAX-DCA

5,000 feet per minute descent, coffee pot used against disruptive passenger who tried to open door.

Fun times

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 30, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1131
Views: 198973

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Southern europe countries were the first to open up and were the least restrictive with U.S. tourists last year. Places like DBV were overrun with Americans as that was one of the few places you could go with the barest of restrictions. Interestingly, owing to demand, what was normally a "cheap...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 971
Views: 166863

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR315
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NCR315 flying DOV to KBP right now. 747-400. Wonder what goodies are inside the hold of this one.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR315

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Miltrans and cargo flights to Ukraine
Replies: 23
Views: 4165

Miltrans and cargo flights to Ukraine

Hearing a lot of news regarding cargo and miltrans flights to Ukraine. Also flights having to route around Germany.

What types of cargo aircraft are we seeing into Ukraine at this point?

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 160
Views: 29011

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilitielt

I do agree with you the IAD is worse than CLT. Anyone who says United at IAD is worse than AA at CLT has not been to IAD on UA. Concourse B at IAD is very nice, but that's all I can say. The A Commuter Gates at IAD are a harsh throwback to the 1990s when large holdrooms with multiple doors were the...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 160
Views: 29011

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

United has newer, larger, more modern facilities at EWR, SFO, IAH, DEN, and ORD (except Terminal 2). When comparing AA to these rival facilities, really only Miami, DFW Terminal D, and PHL A West compare to the modern standards of the competition. How about that UA hub operation at IAD? Isn’t that ...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 18736

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

smokeybandit wrote:
Train tracks at the end of the runway. How common is that?


Welcome to the developed world.

There is a major rail line at the north end of the runway at CLT too.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38621

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Any news on the planned Centurion lounge at DCA as well as the Admiral's club in the new north pier? I heard a rumor that the small B/C Admirals club will close for a while.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 245
Views: 49125

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

What is the current status of the used 772 market? Specifically the 772 market with Trent engines....

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 55666

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

2nd noteworthy crash at SEE this year.

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing B-52 Re-engine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 330
Views: 74792

Re: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine

Been following this closely since the initial discussion of re-engining started emerging some years back. I always thought this was the right choice and the safest choice: closest match in thrust rating, closest match in physical size, closest match in weight, suitable improvement in efficiency, and...

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by washingtonflyer
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 667
Views: 102800

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

I think it is silly to make room for Stage 5 aircraft in Terminal 1. No domestic airline is ever going to use 777s or 747-400s on a domestic flight. The only airlines that will use those types of aircraft are international airlines that use the FIS in Terminal 2 West. They should build more gates f...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 667
Views: 102800

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

The old UA hangar next to the Commuter Terminal is gone. It was either demolished or moved by the Airport Authority. If the Navy ever sells North Island to the Airport Authority, they can start a car ferry between Harbor Dr and North Island. The last car ferry left Coronado in 1969. The passenger f...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ground Stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: United Ground Stop

CNN reporting the same. Happy friday.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I think we should remember back to the great 2008-2009 recession and at that time business travel spend decline peaked at mere 11.4% (source US Travel Association), and how that devasted airlines for years to come. It took until 2013 for US airlines to reach pre-recession(2007) profitability level....

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

World class cities have continued to experience rising incomes and house prices for the most part. They only look empty. And those people living in tents on the street have never been the ones buying airline tickets. The economics of this pandemic are odd. The one commercial office in our condo is ...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

A lot of businesses that were looking at 9/1 restart dates have either gone to incremental postponements (instead of delaying 90 days, they're delaying 30, and then another 30, and then another 30 (kind of like what AA does when they do their delays....)). A lot of other companies have said f**k it,...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The Citation that recently went down in Connecticut had 2 passengers - Doctors. I don't know whether they were flying on business or vacations. But I believe there are a lot more people flying private because 1) Americans with really good jobs ($250k plus) usually have 401k and 403b that are worth ...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 102834

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

Rwy 4 used to see some action when there were Q400s and the older models of Dash-8 at DCA. They're long gone. The only other example is that there is a charter / government contracted J31 that flies to/from DCA. That is the one that will use 4/22.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 516537

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

There is all of one lounge open in T3 - one BA lounge. I hear its not the largest, and there is no separate Galleries first lounge in T3. Galleries south AND Galleries north are now both open in T5.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 213
Views: 35581

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

Jeebus: what is up with KQ2 flying all over the place across the african continent and certainly not consistent with previous tracks.

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 442646

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

I was at LHR on the 13th and saw a B6 aircraft parked on the ramp near T1 and thought it odd to see that. Thought at first it was a technical stop for a new delivery, but seeing this thread, it all makes more sense.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 97197

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

I’m amazed we are still using 1920’s radio technology transmitting and receiving on the same frequency. I'd love to see a switch happen, but it'd be akin to the switch from analog TV to digital TV, everyone would have to be clear on the benefits before they switched. In the case of TV broadcasters,...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 97197

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

You do realize that the first letter in ETOPS is E which stands for Extended. No need for extended operations when the direct distance is 100 miles and there are plenty of airfields in between.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 516537

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I can think of two issues in play: international travel is down - no question. But its returning - slowly. So the need for new infrastructure is indeed reduced. BUT, where there is good recovery is in the leisure destination market which means that you have a LOT of passengers out there who are infr...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

Obviously we dont know, but word is floating around that the aircraft touched down approximately 1/2 way down the runway....

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

Is it a writeoff ?

:duck:

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

Arrivals now on 33.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

a couple more arrivals due tonight - DFW and LGA.

And CLT.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

Looks like at least 3 or 4 diversions as a result (MDT and RIC). F9 is ferrying a jet from Denver and its due to land at DCA around 5:45 tomorrow morning.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 runway excursion at DCA
Replies: 32
Views: 8908

Re: F9 runway excursion at DCA

This explains all the departures off of 15 this evening.

And arrivals.

This will be a good plane spotting evening.

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