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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22

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by pilotkev1
Fri May 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2617
Views: 567806

Re: Why does AA not use the B789 on AA293 DEL-JFK to avoid fuel stops?

At this point AA does not carry an FAR 117 AMOC for their Delhi operation and flight crew are limited to FAR117's 17hr duty period limit. Conversely AA does carry an FAR 117 AMOC for their defunct HKG, and to-be-inaugurated BLR operation. Both AMOCs provide relief of up to 21hr duty period limits, d...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too late to change these airport realities now?
Replies: 71
Views: 10291

Re: Too late to change these airport realities now?

Many frequent travelers I know have occasional back pain issues that are exacerbated by long stretches of sitting. Unbuckling and standing in the aisle as quickly as possible may seem annoying to some, but is sometimes instant relief for some.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 122
Views: 21626

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

I always viewed the President has having more influence over the day-to-day shortcomings than the actual CEO. The CEO, to me is usually just the 'face of the company', whose primary role was to manage the executive team. For me, the biggest question mark will be who takes over Isom's vacated Preside...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace
Replies: 15
Views: 4235

Re: AI vs UA/AC on Usage of Afghan Airspace

At AAL the 772 as configured is prohibited from being subbed for the 77W to VIDP, not due to performance but rather the unique terrain West of the Himalayas and associated supplemental oxygen requirements.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Airport Wind Ops
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: DFW Airport Wind Ops

Nine times out of ten the straight-West-flow at DFW is out of extreme precaution and not truly necessary. During 28 October, while most traffic accepted the ATC assignment to 31L/31R, EK, KZ, and some other widebodies preferred the approach capabilities and size of 36L/35C despite the crosswind, whi...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 49
Views: 17693

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

I have a photo in the queue of 2405 (RSAF A330MRTT) at DFW, and it has been deprioritized, but I believe it falls under both 'talk of the town', for both avgeeks and limited news media about its mission to the USA, as well as first visit for a RSAF airplane to DFW in the database. Q: Inaugural visit...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 5272

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA’s 2000-series flight numbers indicate non-scheduled ops. If I recall correctly 2500s are charters and 2600s are empty ‘CFR Part 91’ flights. I want to say 2700s are maintenance ferry flights and/or functional check flights but not certain.

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by pilotkev1
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 12752

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

I'd rather the airplane throw a message telling the crew the system has failed, instead of staying silent while doing wonky things providing a false sense of flight envelope protection for the crew. Good job Boeing, everything working as intended (by announcing that things aren't working lol).

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by pilotkev1
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Re: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

KOBBB is uniquely positioned to be heard often on approach frequency as well. "Maintain 170 or greater till KOBBB, cleared visual runway 24R"

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by pilotkev1
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection Reason Flat
Replies: 4
Views: 6990

Rejection Reason Flat

Are we talking about the tires or what? Lol Seriously though I don’t think I’ve ever seen this rejection reason. Can the visionary who pulled this reason out of their hat please enlighten me? https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/3/7/6299731.jpg “ Here's why your photo was rejected: - Dar...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

Thank you Garrett, I appreciate your input and support. What do you drive anyway? I feel like it's high time we bump into each other. I'm in the black Escape. Paul, from time to time I'll cordially disagree with many a screening decision. I should like to clarify however, this instance has only had ...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

Thanks for your support Dylan. Those are two beautiful images if I may say!

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

Thanks JakTrax, appreciate your input. Unfortunately the image has been rejected again on appeal. With this mixed-message personal note... The Screener left a comment regarding this photo: "Screener rejection correct, also OS. Not suggesting you manipulated the sky, but could have changed in pr...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Re: Unnatural Sky Rejection

Reference the 'low in frame' nonsense. Please check these recent images in the database. Where was their 'low in frame' rejection? https://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta-Air-Lines/Boeing-717-23S/5807421 https://www.airliners.net/photo/QantasLink-National-Jet-Systems/Boeing-717-2K9/2829842 https://www...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unnatural Sky Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 5943

Unnatural Sky Rejection

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/9/4/6259499.jpg?v=v4d2ec8bb60c Rejected for “unnatural sky” and “low in frame” both are absolutely absurd. Is it really so unbelievable that these colors would occur at sunset? How can someone have so many images in the database and now be accused of ...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE
Replies: 18
Views: 5161

Re: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE

I'm no 747 pro but aren't they able to fly with a deferred winglet? Assuming of course the post incident inspections show otherwise okay. I just spotted this picture on the frontpage. A rare 747-400 without winglets. 6264575 So it's possible, but I'm not sure if these winglets can simply be screwed...

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by pilotkev1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 7085

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

Almost every Mesa F/A I've seen is a child. We're talking like 16-18 year/old just barely out of High School.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 13109

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

This will be wonderful for commuting crew and dispatchers... one more 'jumpseat' and half as much competition,

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by pilotkev1
Mon May 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3802

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

The West ATCT has been operating normally in the afternoons until about 1800 or 1900L. From that point East Tower assumes West Towers control of traffic on the West side of the airport. Departures and Arrivals requesting 18L/36R 18R/36L outside of West ATCT hours of operation are being told takeoff/...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 234250

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Tulsa should be busy for a while... Showing 14 772s, 15 NGs, 5 757s, 9 77Ws, 7 788s, and 12 789s going out of service this morning for hail inspections.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 49
Views: 17693

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Hi Kev, You're talking about my photo which was added on March 22nd. On the priority guidelines, it says: - Priority screening is given up to 24 hours after the first photo was added. Was it in the queue within 24 hours of my shot being accepted? I know the screeners adhere very strictly to 24 hour...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 49
Views: 17693

Priority Screening Inconsistency

Good Evening, I have an image of VP-BBR taken in DFW on 23MAR20 currently in the queue that has been deprioritized, despite anther photographer having an image of the same airplane at the same airport from just a day before being added to the DB mere hours after it was photographed. I remarked the r...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 469528

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It's not ridiculous to have some minimum requirements for pilots flying transport airplanes for hire. The ATP certificate is a pretty good baseline IMHO. And the staffing issues aren't due to the 1500 hour rule. It's because people aren't interested in the job, for the current pay and quality of li...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 469528

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requ...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 469528

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requi...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 10066

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

The flight diverted because a passenger physically struck another passenger. The threat level prompted a lockdown of the flight deck and immediate diversion.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 20789

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Anyone in the Flight Deck jumpseat(s) is considered a crew member, and should be knowledgable enough to assist and/or recognize an emergency situation. Theoretically someone in the back can come to help, but good chance the airplane will be on the ground too fast to have a chance to ask for/offer as...

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by pilotkev1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 27381

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Probably something to do with LAA maintenance not being allowed to touch LUS, per union contracts, and vice versa. Not sure about specifics, but I'd speculate SFO has contract maintenance for LUS equipment, and AA maintenance for LAA. Perhaps the part was stocked by contract maintenance instead of A...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.
Replies: 21
Views: 6734

Re: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.

Outside Air Temperature sensor failure, books tell the crew to avoid icing conditions. So back to PHX they went.
Emergency was declared for overweight landing instead of burning off gas for two and a half hours.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 2482

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

SpaceX already has future transportation on lockdown with the BFR.

Not long now and we'll have 1x daily DXB-IAH, JFK-SYD, SFO-JNB shuttles less than 1 hr in duration carrying a payload roughly 1.5x that of an A380.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Accidental Appeal
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Accidental Appeal

Thanks Paul, appreciate it.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Accidental Appeal
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Accidental Appeal

Good Day everybody, I just was writing an appeal up, but accidentally hit enter after typing only 'I disagree with screener' Of course I meant to go on in detail about what exactly I disagreed with, and explain why I felt it had been rejected in error, but instead I just look like a foolish idiot no...

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by pilotkev1
Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 13753

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Likely depends on length of flight and how much/often engines are being further derated vs max power takeoffs.

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by pilotkev1
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV

If you look on the PFD it should show 'HOLD' on your autothrottle control mode. This mode tells the pilot to 'HOLD' whatever setting was last commanded by the Autothrottle (or whatever power setting adjust their descent).. On the PMDG 747 this effectively disengages authothrust, as of course your th...

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by pilotkev1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare terminal expansion design options
Replies: 20
Views: 6453

Re: O'Hare terminal expansion design options

I've personally enjoyed the former design at airports like DTW, and to some extent PEK. ATL and DEN's designs are almost always unpleasant to navigate through imo. Can't quit put my finger on what I like/don't like specifically about each.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: DL51 From Heathrow Diversion?

Same flight will now divert to DTW as well to clear customs, because SLC customs facility will not stay open for the delay.

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by pilotkev1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 58229

Re: Kingston FIR outage

Confirmed the outage is due to a lightning strike. Right now information of the Kingston FIR outage has been relayed to the US ATCSCC from their contacts at the Havana FIR. All efforts to contact Kingston FIR for additional information, from all airlines and facilities, have gone unanswered so far.

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by pilotkev1
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 73720

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Should be an additional two 77Ws at least flying humanitarian flights into IAH tomorrow.

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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 73720

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

AF 686 (777), KL 661 (747), and just for kicks QR 771 (777) have all diverted to ATL. Airport Ops working with DL to deplane, clear pax, and move these jets off the gates without disrupting normal operations. QR currently holding out for gate. Interesting to see the recovery from these diversions a...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 88430

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

What is N501DN doing in RJAA for so long?

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by pilotkev1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 25761

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Most likely outcome is that Delta's last 747 and the last passenger 747 to be flown by a US airline will be flown in Delta's current livery, Also likely this thread will have several pages of speculation and arguing what with should be UA , PanAm, Northwest, Northwest Orient, 70s Delta....why delta...

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by pilotkev1
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 36031

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

The controller acted appropriately. She gave clear instructions numerous times, and after being ignored every single time, she fell back on more simple instructions. In her shoes, with a 777 barreling towards traffic first, then terrain, I'd make every effort to simplify my words if I thought for a ...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Thrust options
Replies: 20
Views: 4217

Re: Takeoff Thrust options

Two normal modes on the ERJ-135/145LR/XR - Alternate Takeoff (ALT T/O-1) Automagically ensures the best engine durability and economy of operation, based on the inputs into the Takeoff Data section of the EICAS, which is set with a little knob on the overhead. ATTCS is active so that T/O-1 is trigge...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurred Cockpit Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Re: Blurred Cockpit Seats

I don't see a reason for the rejection. It's not blurry whatsoever despite what the screener and head screener sees. Might as well have said rejected 'just because'. There's also recent shots in the DB that set a precedence that look just like this, blurred seats in the foreground, etc.

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by pilotkev1
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurred Cockpit Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Blurred Cockpit Seats

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Should this have been a rejection for Blurry? Rejected for "Blurry left of frame" I don't see anything blurred except for the seat backs, and even that I don't see to effect the motive of the image.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/air ... 077753.jpg

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by pilotkev1
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Warned And Banned
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Warned And Banned

I submitted a photo of HB-JND departing PAE twice. The first rejection the Screener said it 'might be better smaller'. I didn't double check myself, and thinking I had reduced the size, accidentally submitted the same image. My apologies for that, but I believe for a long time contributor like mysel...

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by pilotkev1
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 3836

16:9 Aspect Ratio

Happy Halloween all, Just noticed there's a pair of images in the top 5 that appear to be cropped with a 16:9 aspect ratio, however I can't find any recent discussion on this, nor any updated aspect ratio criteria in the Upload FAQ. That'd be great if we can all upload at this 'modern', 'HDish' rati...

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by pilotkev1
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Ramp Shots - How They Are Made
Replies: 21
Views: 4375

RE: Night Ramp Shots - How They Are Made

With regards to catching the forward lights, I believe a scanner is invaluable in timing it just right. For example most of the time the aircraft will call the ramp "Qatari 714 Heavy ready to taxi" and then I'll usually start the exposure at the end of the next ramp tower transmission "Qatari 714 He...

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by pilotkev1
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stolen Photos On KLM's Facebook Page
Replies: 5
Views: 7784

Stolen Photos On KLM's Facebook Page

Just a heads up, I noticed this morning that one of my photos was on KLM's facebook page, uploaded by an "Angelos Kastritis". I believe there are other Anet photos that have been uploaded with their copyright bar removed... <a href="http://www.facebook.com/KLM" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.co...

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