Search found 86 matches

  • 1
  • 2
by CyberEntomology
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tame E190 Off Runway At CUE
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

RE: Tame E190 Off Runway At CUE

It was pouring rain hard at <acronym title="OLD: Quito - Mariscal Sucre (UIO / SEQU) (closed), Ecuador AND CURRENT: Quito - Mariscal Sucre / Tababela (UIO / SEQM), Ecuador">UIO</acronym> when my flight left at midnight (my bags were soaked when I got them at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Int...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last AA 727 Moving From BFI To MKC
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

RE: Last AA 727 Moving From BFI To MKC

MOF's 727 Headed To Kansas City (by CyberEntomology Mar 14 2016 in Civil Aviation)

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOF's 727 Headed To Kansas City
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

MOF's 727 Headed To Kansas City

News this morning from the National Airline History Museum in Kansas City (at MKC) that they've been given MOF's 727-223 (N874AA) to make room for the newly-restored N7001U. It was powered up this weekend for the first time since 2003, and they'll be prepping it for the ferry flight. Still got all f...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident In Halifax Part 2
Replies: 71
Views: 16898

RE: Air Canada Landing Accident In Halifax Part 2

That CRJ was definitely a hull loss. <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>'s last *fatality*, however, was the DC9 fire in <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> (and even that happened after they g...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet SmartSeats
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

RE: Westjet SmartSeats

Those reminded me of some sick hybrid of Kiva warehouse robots, air cargo containers, and the Omnimover "Doom Buggy" seats in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident In Halifax Part 2
Replies: 71
Views: 16898

RE: Air Canada Landing Accident In Halifax Part 2

There are some helpful drone images from the RCMP: <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1915802/new-photos-show-aerial-view-of-air-canada-flight-624-crash-site/" target="_blank">http://globalnews.ca/news/1915802/ne...-air-canada-flight-624-crash-site/</a> The pair of divots on the snow look like they ...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax
Replies: 227
Views: 65126

RE: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ChaosTheory" class="quote" target="_blank">ChaosTheory</a> (<a href="#165" class="quote">Reply 165</a>):<br/><i>I get 125m elevation for the loc...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax
Replies: 227
Views: 65126

RE: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax

It looks like the terrain at Halifax follows the glideslope for a bit - can anyone who's flown in there confirm? Nothing as dramatic as TGU, though...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax
Replies: 227
Views: 65126

RE: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax

AC still has a pretty impressive safety record. The most recent fatalities predate the Gimli Glider, and the last (and only) time they lost all souls on board was in 1970 (although they did have a training flight in 1967 where all 3 crew were killed, but no pax on board)

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax
Replies: 227
Views: 65126

Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax

https://twitter.com/Brett_CBC/status/582244266400956416/photo/1

CBC is calling the Localizer antenna the "Runway navigation lights"...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax
Replies: 227
Views: 65126

Air Canada Landing Accident At Halifax

Oof, that's a little more than a 'hard landing'. It was a 'good landing' in that everyone walked away from it, but not a 'great landing' in that there's no way they will be reusing that a/c for anything but parts. Interesting that the CBC article made no mention whatsoever of the fact that this was ...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 4
Replies: 213
Views: 65012

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tailskid" class="quote" target="_blank">tailskid</a> (<a href="#63" class="quote">Reply 63</a>):<br/><i>Initially we were told it descended at 3...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1
Replies: 199
Views: 114908

Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 1

The FR24 data is interesting. Once it hit the coast, it dropped from cruising altitude and speed (but not precipitously or loss of track, but still a somewhat aggressive 3000fpm descent) until the track ends at 09:42 at 6800', at about 370kt, with no significant deviations from the flight path. That...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICT Name Change Official
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

ICT Name Change Official

After showing up on the latest A/FD and sectionals, the name change from "Wichita Mid-Continent Airport" to "Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport " was made official this morning with the unveiling by president Eisenhower's granddaughter of a new logo. Signage and website will remain the same for no...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 5
Replies: 249
Views: 70269

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 5

Given the relative lack of debris and what has been found, I'm starting to wonder if a possible scenario is that the plane ditched more or less intact, An exit door was able to be opened, the 40 or so people whose bodies were recovered got on the liferaft/slide which was recovered, and it capsized/g...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 4
Replies: 265
Views: 87362

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 4

I mentioned parallels to AF447 early in thread 1 and the idea was suggested as highly unlikely. Interesting to see it come around. I expect we may see some new science come out of this as relates to <acronym title="CityJet (Ireland)">WX</acronym> in the ITCZ where storms don't have benefit of the Co...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1
Replies: 314
Views: 132831

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>It suffered erroneous airspeed indicat...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1
Replies: 314
Views: 132831

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captainstefan" class="quote" target="_blank">captainstefan</a> (<a href="#92" class="quote">Reply 92</a>):<br/><i>It's a known fact that turbule...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1
Replies: 314
Views: 132831

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LPDAL" class="quote" target="_blank">LPDAL</a> (<a href="#83" class="quote">Reply 83</a>):<br/><i>FlightAware Data for those with slower interne...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1
Replies: 314
Views: 132831

Air Asia QZ8501 SUB to SIN Missing Part 1

Did someone move the Bermuda Triangle to southeast Asia and not tell anyone?

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

It wasn't especially windy, about 15kt, more or less aligned with the runways. My understanding of the King Air (disclaimer: never flown one, but know a few around Wichita who have done it a lot) is that losing an engine on one is no big deal, ***EXCEPT*** when it happens on rotation or climbout, at...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CyberEntomology" class="quote" target="_blank">CyberEntomology</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Someone said the pilot had...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

Latest update at 2000Z is that all persons have been accounted for.

4 Fatalities including the pilot, identified as Mark Goldstein, 53, retired FAA Tower Controller
5 Injuries, 1 currently in serious condition, 1 in fair condition, remaining 3 treated and released.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

I'm not sure how the pilot had time to communicate while aviating, but he's been recently identified as a retired FAA Tower Controller, so he may have had an unusual ability to multitask under pressure.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

It looks like the portion of the FlightSafety building that was impacted was the simulator bay. Would hate to be inside the simulator when 3500lbs of flaming Jet A was raining down around me.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

Losing an engine on a King Air on t/o is about the worst time for that to happen. This happened just a few seconds after rotation. Until you've feathered the props, you've got your thrust suddenly turned into drag, meanwhile, the thrust on the other side is still going full bore. You have fractions ...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

some of the casualties were on the ground. Only one on board the a/c, and he hasn't been confirmed dead yet. Still 4 missing, building is structurally unstable, so they can't go in.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

New briefing from Fire Marshal Brad Crisp at 1710Z

4 Fatalities
4 Injured

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

According to FlightAware, the aircraft had filed a plan for KMEZ. Given the recent re-reg to Beechcraft, I expect it was headed down there for refit for a new buyer.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Beefmoney" class="quote" target="_blank">Beefmoney</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Clear visibility and good weather... B...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

Latest from Via Christi Hospital via KWCH at 1645Z

1 Critical
3 Fair
1 still being evaluated.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

As of 03OCT2014, the a/c is no longer registered to Sheetz, and is now registered to Beechcraft.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

Casualties as of 1621Z per KWCH

2 Fatalities
1 Critical
3 still being evaluated
1 additional being transported
5 unaccounted for

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport
Replies: 64
Views: 30167

RE: Plane Crash At Wichita MidContinental Airport

Latest reports on local <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> are that it was a King Air 200, NOT belonging to Eagle Med, 2 fatalities (presumably crew), 5 missing, 4 injuries. I have friends that work in the FlightSafety building, hoping they're <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Royals Alcs UA Charter
Replies: 12
Views: 5270

RE: Kansas City Royals Alcs UA Charter

Orioles are about 20 minutes behind them on DL 8884, a B763, N1402A.

[Edited 2014-10-11 21:40:21]

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Royals Alcs UA Charter
Replies: 12
Views: 5270

Kansas City Royals Alcs UA Charter

The other day, one of the Royals players tweeted a photo of them about to board at <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> before heading off to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acro...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2
Replies: 222
Views: 34080

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/f18raider" class="quote" target="_blank">f18raider</a> (<a href="#158" class="quote">Reply 158</a>):<br/><i>The Karbon family of fonts is probab...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2
Replies: 222
Views: 34080

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LoneStarMike" class="quote" target="_blank">LoneStarMike</a> (<a href="#145" class="quote">Reply 145</a>):<br/><i>2.) The font...Arial Extra Bol...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2
Replies: 222
Views: 34080

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2

I haven't seen any close up pictures of the heart on the belly of the plane, did they get really clever and center it on the red strobe, for a heartbeat? That would be badass if they went to that level of detail.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2
Replies: 222
Views: 34080

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2

Looks like TJ Luv got himself a winglet upgrade too!

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2
Replies: 222
Views: 34080

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 2

If memory serves, the shade of blue they used on the Canyon Blue livery was rather prone to fading. Hopefully the new one will last better. The typeface is something the CSS on the website calls "SouthwestSans", so it appears to be (at least partially) custom.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Train Derails And Sends 3 737 Fuselages Into River
Replies: 265
Views: 64970

RE: Train Derails And Sends 3 737 Fuselages Into River

These trains go from Spirit Aerosystems here in Wichita up to the rail yards in Kansas City, and then get sent West. There were six 737 fuselages on this train, as well as a couple of section 41 components for 777/767/KC46 (also built by Spirit's Wichita plant). I expect the Section 41 parts were in...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 17726

RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

There were only 96 pax and 5 crew aboard.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 17726

RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

From the folks who were on the plane, it sounds like it inflated slowly, rather than all at once.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 17726

RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Was at KICT this morning putting my daughter on a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight to Chicago, and it was a madhouse at the United counter, and in the gate area. They got some pax rebooked on the morning flights via <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

It's a feature, not a bug...

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes Ending DIK, GBD, HYS, ISN, Temp TEX
Replies: 11
Views: 5006

RE: Great Lakes Ending DIK, GBD, HYS, ISN, Temp TEX

SeaPort has said that GBD-ICT will be a C208 for now, and they haven't decided if they're going to link up GBD and SLN.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

RE: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Probably WX. It's pretty windy here in Wichita today. Latest is that they're going to try again tomorrow morning.

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...
Replies: 10
Views: 3979

Learjet 85 First Flight? Not Yet...

Bombardier was supposed to take the Learjet 85 up for first flight today, but didn't happen. Should be happening in the very near future.

Wichita Business Journal's Aviation reporter Daniel McCoy will be tweeting it when it happens, though. https://twitter.com/@ICTBiz_dmccoy

Jump to post
by CyberEntomology
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beech/Textron Merger Complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

RE: Beech/Textron Merger Complete

I'm sure they didn't leave empty-handed, though. They'll still be able to afford groceries for a while.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2