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by rlwynn
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 78
Views: 15041

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

This keeps me wondering: why isn’t FR more succesful in domestic markets other than Italy and Spain? LIS-OPO is around 3-4 hours by car, same goes for CGN-SXF which even has a good connection by train. TAP changed the route to a full jet service, leaving from the LIS main terminal. The low cost ter...

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by rlwynn
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 157
Views: 12981

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

If the citizens complained about road noise should the city fathers close 405 and 710? How ‘bout closing the Coaster rail service? GF What is that? Whatever they call Amtrak Surfline or MetroLink service. I really don’t get why people get their way over noise at airports. Stay at a Interstate motel...

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by rlwynn
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 157
Views: 12981

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If the citizens complained about road noise should the city fathers close 405 and 710? How ‘bout closing the Coaster rail service?

GF


What is that?

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by rlwynn
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 157
Views: 12981

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

It is 100% the airlines fault. LGB Looks at the the departure times to to see if they left too late to meet the curfiew. No Airline is going to get in trouble for an inflight delay.

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by rlwynn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.
Replies: 60
Views: 10616

Re: Revival of the Dornier 328 (next try). Production in Leipzig planned.

If Sierra Nevada is involved then they see money coming from government orders.

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by rlwynn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4893

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

I remember the whole big deal was that UPS wanted to close Liege and move it all to Cologne.

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by rlwynn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10420

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

EstherLouise wrote:
If I had to be an FA on a CRJ2, I'd be drunk, too. With the passengers always complaining: "The windows are too low." "My butt is numb." "My neck hurts."


But that is only on Anet fielld trips.

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by rlwynn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger King tacos?
Replies: 23
Views: 1326

Re: Burger King tacos?

afcjets wrote:
IIRC there was a full service restaurant in Laguna Beach on PCH with the same name in the 1990s which was abandoned for years until Mozambique opened. They are totally unrelated.


That was Tortilla Flats.

Also, Burger King had tacos back in the 80's, at least in SoCal.

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by rlwynn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6908

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

It is the last thing Ireland Needs to spend hundreds of millions on.

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by rlwynn
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-295 Canada FWSAR Update
Replies: 16
Views: 3118

Re: C-295 Canada FWSAR Update

And FWIW I understand very much the concern emitted by user ThePointblank in the old thread in relation to the height of the cargo bay now I've experimented it myself. However, even if I don't know how SAR operation are conducted I'm not sure what would be the need to move around so much during a f...

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by rlwynn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 19 seat airliner question
Replies: 35
Views: 3895

Re: 19 seat airliner question

It is 17+2 plane. This thread is almost up there with the snowglobe thread.

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by rlwynn
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 55
Views: 5083

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

The F-14 of the time was an analog plane. And I specifically remember at the time that Hughes said that the weapons Iran had would fail to work after a certain amount of time without a Hughes employee doing the service on them.

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by rlwynn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10431

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

SierraPacific wrote:
This has to be the most controversial airport name in US history. I don't see the good ole boys of Kentucky being big fans of having their airport named after him


Even a better reason to do it.

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by rlwynn
Fri May 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12909

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Also
Space Gear
Space Runner
Space Star

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by rlwynn
Wed May 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2950

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Need some new F-15s up there in Alaska.

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by rlwynn
Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3867

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

DUS and CGN both have great rooftop viewing areas.

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by rlwynn
Tue May 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12988

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

DL159 flew right through the middle of NK. Care to provide a reference for that? To the best of my knowledge, DL159 DTW-ICN never flies over NK nor do any of it's other flights. They fly through China then on the very west side of NK into ICN. Yeah, watch it tomorrow on FL24. It followed Air Canada...

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by rlwynn
Tue May 07, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12988

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

DL159 flew right through the middle of NK.

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by rlwynn
Tue May 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12988

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

As I write this there is Air Canada 061 right over the middle of North Korea.

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by rlwynn
Wed May 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 8166

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

What possible security reason would that be?

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by rlwynn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15657

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

It was a Dutch court. I think airlines need to be able to move crews around . That's standard for airlines with multiple hubs. To quote Don Quixote: Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it's going to be bad for the pitcher. Meaning: One way or the other the airline has ...

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by rlwynn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC

I have planes fly over all day long faster than 250 knots and way lower than fl100. I Just right now looked and Info DUS there is a 321 at 4000 280kts. And there is a Condor 767 7000 354kts.

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by rlwynn
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21018

Re: Flybe update

DUS is Q400. Seems safe it will stay.

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by rlwynn
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5372

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

It would have solved the runway length problem, the tight space of SNA, and the planning department could have not zoned new housing in the flight paths. It looked to me like most of the neighborhoods around there were fairly new. That is not really the case and the new houses are not the reason fo...

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by rlwynn
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14638

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I think it has more to do with city or state owned airports. They can say and do what they want on thier own property. But Not on public property.

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by rlwynn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386925

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

What is this. They just now noticed the problems? From today. "Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc. Asked him to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety; and to work with all stakeholders...

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by rlwynn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29719

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Last one I rode in had Reno Air livery.

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by rlwynn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45032

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

There are quite a few wingstrikes on You Tube. Can happen fast.

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by rlwynn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142057

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

From Twitter that cake was not an official JetBlue cake.

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by rlwynn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142057

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

"It is going to feel like a private experience, flight on a private plane to London. On JetBlue. This is truly our next defining moment."

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by rlwynn
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19172

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Do not like it. Should have kept the Flying Lady.

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by rlwynn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6432

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

Looks good.

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by rlwynn
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6099

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

I remember the short lived City Bird BRU-LAX was for an Armenian 1stop.

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by rlwynn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9145

Re: UPS and the 777F

Cargo does not care about fuel stops. It is only about getting the tonnage across the ocean.

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by rlwynn
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 816
Views: 75597

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

When was the last time the USAF told the Government what it is going to buy. Never?

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by rlwynn
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13720

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I was on a Mexicana flight from Cabo San Lucan to Mazatlan in 1984 where there were people and bags on the floor.

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by rlwynn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant
Replies: 25
Views: 5943

Re: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant

Across the street is where they made planes to shoot down the B17.

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by rlwynn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2070

Re: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?

Im a cheapskate so I ran Sumitomo for years (cheap and ok), Fuzion (cheap and noisy really nothing good). Lately on 2 of my cars I got Falken tires, which is owned by Bridgestone but seems to be cheaper. Unfortunately neither of these will interest a Camry driver in Florida, but I got the ZE950 whi...

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by rlwynn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant
Replies: 25
Views: 5943

Re: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant

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It says the damage is over 10 Million€

The make rear fuselage and floors,

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by rlwynn
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair LUX-SCN-HAM, why?
Replies: 10
Views: 2690

Re: Luxair LUX-SCN-HAM, why?

Air Berlin flew the route 4 times per day. 170,000 passengers per year.

The 1.5 Million € subsidy helps a bit for sure.

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by rlwynn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 70
Views: 10575

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

In recent years special operation fitted old NASA Bronco's with glass cockpit, advanced sensors (e.g. tracking cell phones), laser guided precision weapons. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17162/document-offers-new-details-about-those-ov-10-broncos-that-went-to-fight-isis A fast twin engined p...

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by rlwynn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does Air Force One stay with the president?
Replies: 29
Views: 6177

Re: Does Air Force One stay with the president?

I remember when AF1 came to El Toro. Obviously it would stay but what was interesting that the APU stayed on the whole time. Maybe that is part of the quick escape rules.

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