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by astaz
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19607

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

That seems strange... Didn't Expressjet just introduce the E175 into it's fleet within the last year or so... Why would an airline lose a fleet type... That's a lot of capital to lay down or in this case waste for a new fleet and then lose it... Was it performance??? Anyone out there with any more ...

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by astaz
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 4964

Re: Compass Airlines

Hi all!! Yes, I tried a search and well, there hasn't been alot lately on Compass Airlines. So, they are losing Delta flying. That's the last I heard on them. Anyone know what the future holds for it's workers? It seems like not too long ago, they opened the SEA base. Are all of the SEA based crews...

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by astaz
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiants (Possible) Imminent Return to Long Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Allegiants (Possible) Imminent Return to Long Beach

What the chances these are Both Charters? Flyguy Low. As in VERY LOW. Due to B6 leaving slots and AAYs under the radar rumored interest, it would be very unlikely that you’d find these charters. Not to forget that Allegiant doesnt charter to LGB from LAS and AZA.. you see those charters coming from...

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by astaz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 54058

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I would loved to see G4 offer more west coast services from PIE. TZ used to fly to LAX/LAS with thru service to Hawaii. Southeast Airlines, and Sunjet International flew to LAS from PIE, im not sure how successful they were, given not many people ever heard of those airlines before. G4 did PIE/IWA ...

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by astaz
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453610

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

In this case, the accident FO didn’t report and actively failed to disclose employment at two carriers. It’s not a “.jacket” with every record from every employer. This is one advantage a military pilot gives HR—documentary evidence of every training event, every evaluations, every fitness report. ...

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by astaz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

Given the recent move by United to introduce the CRJ550, I was wondering if there is a market for the same with the plethora of smaller RJs? I know the economics are different, but say if it was a 4F 10 Y+ 30Y would that work. For example, if there was an 80 LF on a 50 seater could some of that be ...

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by astaz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4728

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

How much cost savings would opening a new base be for them? Their flights are all out and backs, so this wouldn't save them hotel costs. They'll have to relocate maintenance personnel and build a $50 million hangar. This seems like a lot of effort and a big investment to only support 8 (2 of which ...

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by astaz
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9955

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

Hey guys, I did not see a thread on this so I figured I'd post something. Apparently recently, in US airlines there have been some airlines not allowing their pilots to accept CASS jump seaters from other airlines. Found out about it due to this video CRV posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqR...

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by astaz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12460

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

So flight attendants get fired for being drunk but pilots get "rehab" and sent right back to the flight deck? What kind of sense does this make? The process is significantly more difficult then you make it sound, and generally only applies when a pilot didn’t actually fly, perhaps getting...

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by astaz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 57826

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

A320 N279NV is en route from VQQ to SFB to enter active service. 51 x A320 active now at Allegiant. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N279NV I want you to know I come back to this thread just to find the insights on A32x additions. Any insight into the hours various lines are running? Allegiant r...

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by astaz
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10854

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

I suppose using an alternative runway in case such a blowout grounds the airport wouldn’t be an option? (Winds permitting?). Or maybe not a blowout but in the event the aircraft needs to just be stopped as soon as possible? I guess it’s too rare to complicate. Usually the airport is closed due to t...

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by astaz
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10854

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing. Locked up brakes? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/UA2098 FR24 says it’s now scheduled to fly EWR-SMF later tonight. Really?? I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilo...

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by astaz
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3998

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

This has been going on for years unfortunately, and not always with great results. A good example goes back to 1996. Mary Schiavo was inspector general of the DOT. In that position she discovered lots of safety concerns about a rapidly growing airline at the time called ValuJet. So many issues in f...

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by astaz
Sat May 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44831

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

A thousand feet from the end of the runway to the river sounds like a good candidate for EMAS. Unfortunately it may have helped in this case, but it probably isn’t a good candidate for EMAS... Giving that it is a Naval field, they have arresting cables for this kind of situations during normal ops.

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by astaz
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8736

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

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Weren’t these always on the books for Apple Vacations? Last I checked you can’t book these flights with G4 directly.
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Weren’t these always on the books for Apple Vacations? Last I checked you can’t book these flights with G4 directly.

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by astaz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance

Preclearance can be an issue in the event of a diversion. We pre-cleared on a flight into EWR once, and diverted for weather. We were told that the pre-clearance was only valid on the original flight; and we had to clear again in the US. Don’t know if this is typical or not, but definitely needed th...

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by astaz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10043

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I read things all the time about live streaming data from aircraft or ACARS, but I wonder if people truly understand how difficult this would be.... Modern FDRs record a minimum of 88 parameters, and that data would have to be transmitted by the second. The ACARS transfer rate over VHF is something ...

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by astaz
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756101

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This stinks. So reports show a third pilot was required to avert disaster and fly the max 8 safely. If true, incompetence from Boeing at the highest level. I don't think you're reading that report correctly... What the deadhead pilot did was remind the pilots of their memory checklist items... whic...

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by astaz
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756101

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, according to two people familiar with Indonesia's investigation... Interesting. So between 2 Lion Air flights -- the ...

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by astaz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760534

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So, the stab is moving UNCOMMANDED and you recommend arguing semantics rather than turning off the offending system. Got it, where did you learn to fly? GF Oh come on. How does your last sentence help your overall comment? The stab trim moves "uncommanded" rather frequently. At what point...

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by astaz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453610

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I think it's pretty-clear that the jackscrew sitting on the floor of that hangar is in the position that one pretty-much would expect it to be for normal flight. It's also on the floor of a hangar. Instead of sitting in an NTSB lab somewhere being analyzed. So I think it's a fair bet that NTSB look...

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by astaz
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453610

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Excellent point on the (potential) tailplane jackscrew. Being only a GA pilot, I can only speculate, but I think you're right. And the nut does seem to be at near (or full) stop, being close to the jackscrew motor. A quick Google search failed to yield a diagram of the 767's tailplane jackscrew ass...

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by astaz
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453610

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U At 4:28 in the video, you can see the jackscrew for the tailplane (I could be wrong though). It's at it's lowest/highest point on the screw? Does that look about right? Excellent point on the (potential) tailplane jackscrew. Being onl...

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by astaz
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25437

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I see at least a couple of window shades closed. Safety hazard. Are you for real? Will you bring the closed window shades every time??? You've already asked the FAA and they've responded to you ; just let go of that bone... That's Ziyulu to you - too many nonsense like this and never listen to othe...

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by astaz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

You know the airport doesn’t give permission to the airlines to fly. Air traffic control isn’t weather police and we don’t know every airlines minimums. If you wanna go you can go. This is partially not true, as departure routes are often closed due to severe wx. ATC will literally not let you take...

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by astaz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

The XR and LR don’t feel any different in turbulence. Only a few light speed differences but nothing drastic between the two models. The main advantage to the XR over LR on those Mexico routes was high and hot performance with full loads of pax and bags. Although the 145 has worlds worst radar, the...

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by astaz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

The XR and LR don’t feel any different in turbulence. Only a few light speed differences but nothing drastic between the two models. The main advantage to the XR over LR on those Mexico routes was high and hot performance with full loads of pax and bags. Although the 145 has worlds worst radar, the ...

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by astaz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453610

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

https://www.click2houston.com/news/vide ... rinity-bay


The video makes it real tough to know for sure, lots of shadowing. However, I’m starting to wonder if the horizontal stab is attached in the video.
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The video makes it real tough to know for sure, lots of shadowing. However, I’m starting to wonder if the horizontal stab is attached in the video.

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by astaz
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3864

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

Aeroflite operates RJ85s for aerial firefighting purposes, based in GEG.

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by astaz
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10724

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

I thought bringing up the landing gear was part of flying the aircraft. Isn't the goal to remove drag for better climbing performance ? Of course if you're not really close to the ground and slow, it's not going to be decisive. Not changing configuration is standard practice in wind shear. One, you...

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by astaz
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 21001

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

G4 had aspirations to fly to PAE. But apparently they are no longer interested. I’m not sure G4 really ever had interest in PAE. BLI is so successful, and realistically not that far away. You would be canabalizing your loads from the Seattle area out of BLI by opening PAE, and if you moved to PAE i...

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by astaz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 4129

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

I would say you are right with the SkyWest thing. They have dominated west of Denver for quite some time and have continued East. Back in the day, CoEx (now ExpressJet) was the launch customer for the ERJ and was the largest operator of the type. They did make it out to ONT and RNO etc. during the b...

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by astaz
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes
Replies: 57
Views: 10320

Re: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes

I find the CR2 to be an interesting choice for PRC... 7,000 feet of runway at 5,045 feet elevation, with high climb gradients off of runway 21. Will be interesting to see if they can actually get 50 passengers on the CR2 when it’s hot out.

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by astaz
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8898

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

So by your assessment the crew did a poor job by not immediately landing the aircraft at say DEN, SLC, LAS, PHX etc? Obviously they felt the airplane was flying just fine, and felt that getting to LAX provided operational advantages, which I’m sure if they were worried about the aircraft itself, an...

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by astaz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8898

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

I do realize that, but given the relatively non-urgent nature of losing an engine on a 747, it’s generally considered to be preferable to land below MLW when possible. Obviously the severity and how time critical the emergency is usually dictates this. Really? And how did you arrive at this conclus...

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by astaz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8898

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

They were also probably significantly overweight for an immediate landing, so 90 or minutes of flight time buys them the opportunity to lose some fuel and get everything else together. Of course, you do realize, a 747-400 or any transport category, can land at their MTOW. (Assumed the go around req...

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by astaz
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

UA really needs to get a handle on their regional partners. I get United are not the ones that employ, train, and evaluate the agents but the flights are marketed by United, contain a United flight number, the aircraft are painted in the United livery, and passengers are served with United branded ...

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by astaz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8898

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

They were also probably significantly overweight for an immediate landing, so 90 or minutes of flight time buys them the opportunity to lose some fuel and get everything else together.

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by astaz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO
Replies: 26
Views: 2906

Re: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO

Didn’t UA used to do LFT-DEN on an EV 145? Don’t remember that being super packed.

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by astaz
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 5440

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

Listening to LiveATC for say JFK, let's say there are 2 flights on approach, DL201 and EK201. The controller notifies that there are two similar numbers and his instructions are said as Delta 201 Delta and Emirates 201 Emirates. I have never heard alphanumerics used by a US carrier (doesn't mean it...

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by astaz
Sun May 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Certificate over galley door - A319/320
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Certificate over galley door - A319/320

Certificate of Sanitary Construction

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Southwest-Airlines/Boeing-737-3H4/41328

Edit: Added Link

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by astaz
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?
Replies: 13
Views: 4873

Re: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?

OK, most of us know that Allegiant is retiring their MD80 fleet, with the final aircraft to be gone by year's end. While most will be happy with this, I will not. I have always preferred the 3 x 2 seating of the DC-9/MD series of aircraft. I just received my new SkyGuide and noticed what appears to...

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by astaz
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 32758

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I read all these comments before I finally got to watch the piece yesterday. From my limited knowledge of the internal workings of Allegiant I would say it was accurate reflection of Allegiant, FAA oversight of Allegiant as well as airline oversight in general. The facts are facts and I don't see m...

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by astaz
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed
Replies: 17
Views: 4495

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed

According to folks on the tarmac, broken winshield on T/O. aircraft landed O/W, burst one MLG tyre during landing. Must be pretty badly broken for an overweight landing? I thought with so many layers cracks weren’t uncommon, but nothing dangerous. Even with a decompressed cabin, due to a crack, or ...

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by astaz
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28939

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

No one else has said it yet, but looking at the photos, the first thing that came to my mind was the Colgan crash. Doesn't look like a gear collapse to me, looks like a high energy impact. Not sure if they drove it straight in, or possibly stalled maneuvering far too low.

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by astaz
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 8589

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Good for Delta pilots for not allowing highspeeds. So I wonder if they are going to do ground transport for the crews? It doesn't make sense to give pilots that long of a layover in HPN. I wonder if pilots get full pay while doing ground transit or if it just counts against their duty/per diem? At ...

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by astaz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4500

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

I always found the 1/2 configuration on the 145 to be much nicer than the CRJ200. Not that I'd like to be on either for a super long time though.

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by astaz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor issues at jetblue
Replies: 11
Views: 3079

Re: Labor issues at jetblue

Calling informational picketing a “labor issue” is a bit of an overstatement IMHO. The pilots just want a contract, and pay rates closer to their peers, and are making it known publically that they don’t feel management is doing as much as they could to finish things up. Labor issues would be more l...

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by astaz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4861

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

I mean. Sure. It was safe...but also concerning to many folks (even those who travel a few times a year) who are less familiar with aircraft operations. Regardless of stats or reality, air travel seems way more dangerous than driving to most people. The idea that their airplane is taking off in any...

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by astaz
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 21426

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Some guys here keep mentioning asymmetric spool up, but if you look at the picture the plane appears to be near the opposite end of a runway. So unless the plane literally did a complete 180+, im pretty sure that’s not what happened. Atleast in the sense that I’m thinking of which would be when the...

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