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by HAWKXP
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

If I remember correctly, that is the mockup that was west across the river at the "Astronauts hall of fame" Go back in time on Google earth.

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by HAWKXP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CO versus UA/WA in the 80's
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: CO versus UA/WA in the 80's

:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by HAWKXP
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)
Replies: 13
Views: 6038

Re: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)

Will this force Aeroflot into bankruptcy? And then force all airlines worldwide to follow? Downfall of all civilization? Just following a.net logic.

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by HAWKXP
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Special military activity routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Special military activity routes

If you are 600-800 agl, look DOWN!

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by HAWKXP
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

Winds do change things so any recommendations are just best guess. Probably right side for HNL, nice city views on right downwind for the 8s. Left side for KOA, normal approach is straight in for 17; new visitors on right side are stretching out the seatbelts to look left.

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by HAWKXP
Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5076

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

I was hoping this computer glitch referred to overcharging on mileage tickets. Booked KOA-OGG last week in F---30,000 miles each + tax one way! 35 min flight! Don't ask why and interject comnents about my IQ. There were personal reasons

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by HAWKXP
Sun May 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18s at Centennial (APA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: F18s at Centennial (APA)

I fly out of BJC and we get a lot of military in. Don't know for sure but I think our restaurant is better than the Mess at Buckley.

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by HAWKXP
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific
Replies: 42
Views: 8596

Re: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific

Google earth shows about 5000' deep at that 40°40'55.51"N 142°57'32.84"E

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by HAWKXP
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5614

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

Years ago at an airshow, we had to hand push a F-14. No Navy tug and A.F. couldn't/wouldn't hook up. Probably 12 of us and it was tough.
And I have turned Cessnas for 50 years by pushing down on the rear fuselage. Did it this morning :D (see handle).

NEVER, EVER ON THE STABILIZER.

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by HAWKXP
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the best tech stop GA airports in CA to hawaii
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: What is the best tech stop GA airports in CA to hawaii

We used MRY. When flying private, the owner has many other concerns then the price of fuel.

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by HAWKXP
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12601

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

As a KOA helicopter pilot I take issue with "straight up". We normally use "closed Bravo 2" for takeoff runs. Taxi A if no traffic. A helicopter needs to achieve a certain forward speed for a normal takeoff, therefor accelerating along a taxiway/runway. Like slab wing aircraft it...

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by HAWKXP
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 24895

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote="RWA380"][quote="WPvsMW"]The rock will be waiting for you. :D Hilo will be the same. Kona will not be the same. I hope it does, I just bought a bigger house, allowing my folks to live with us. But I need to purchase my retirement property now. I think next year I want to l...

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by HAWKXP
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20445

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

25 years ago it cost me $10,000 usd to paint a Cessna T210. That has a LOT less aluminum.

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by HAWKXP
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 9732

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

yes roto area needed. Also need to separate all of the " follow my geographical area" into a sub category.

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by HAWKXP
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Your Favorite Flight School Trainer?

R-44

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by HAWKXP
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 18
Views: 3961

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

ANY thing that improves safety takes PRECEDENCE over visual.

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by HAWKXP
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 3245

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

16) I fly 500,000 mile a year on XYZ airline and we would have never had a deice delay on XYZ. ( from a pax in E-)

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by HAWKXP
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 10313

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

Just left HNL a few weeks ago. What a real disappointing welcome to America for many tourists and even the mainlanders. The UA club is the same one your parents used 40 years ago, good thing they have nice people. The carpet is leftover from the original Sands hotel in Vegas. Staging areas for the ...

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by HAWKXP
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode C Veil
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Mode C Veil

I think mode C is required above 10,000 IIRC

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by HAWKXP
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20300

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

The bad guys know a LOT more than the superficial things being discused here.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100267

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF. I would imagine they do. I have tried to talk to an F-16 playing at low altitute (outside a MOA). The only way i could get him was a relay through center. This capability would answer the question if the "pilot" in...

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by HAWKXP
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100267

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF.

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by HAWKXP
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway slope difference
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: Runway slope difference

There are level runways?? (learned to fly in the Colorado mountains)

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by HAWKXP
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Commercial airplane in general aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 1853

Re: Commercial airplane in general aviation

Insurance companies dictate who flys what, not the FAA

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by HAWKXP
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible Images of Groom Lake/Area 51
Replies: 8
Views: 2953

Re: Possible Images of Groom Lake/Area 51

Interesting. A couple of weeks ago SFO-DEN, we flew through the restricted area. This according the flight map. Cloud cover so no views. I know exactly where the restricted area is, having spent decades avoiding it north or south.

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by HAWKXP
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

Re: Airbus A350 Toilet Issue

OT, but I once had a out-of-service sign on the 2L lav on a 75. A 6 hour flight. Got a peek in and it was loaded with FA luggage.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14927

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Using Google Earth there is an 18' downslope on that runway

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by HAWKXP
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 type rating
Replies: 22
Views: 1517

Re: 787 type rating

It took 1000 hours for me to realize how little I knew about flying.

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by HAWKXP
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Re: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?

No front Lav in the CRJ. Really limits my wine intake.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22103

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

It occurred to me that the route choice might be influenced by availabity of fighter escort. Friendly countries, countries with USA based fighters, carriers?

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by HAWKXP
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9275

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

At OSH we sometimes land three planes Simultaneously. On the same runway!

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by HAWKXP
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10818

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

I live Upcountry, Dry Side Big Island and live on about 1/100 of his salary. Expensive, yes but you adjust your needs. By the way we live next to one of the biggest cattle ranches in the US, do not ship beef in.

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by HAWKXP
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Forgot to raise the gear in a light aircraft?

I remember the first few flights in a retract, I was so excited to be flying a "big boy" aircraft that I had my hand on the gear lever much too soon. Not a big chance of forgetting to retract. Had a T210 that would occasionally self elect not to go up (or sometimes down).

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by HAWKXP
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private Pilot Tests
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: Private Pilot Tests

Yes they are. Trust your CFI to know when you are ready. TRY to relax.

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by HAWKXP
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting article regarding pilot training
Replies: 20
Views: 2267

Re: Interesting article regarding pilot training

I am afraid that I was a very bad young Inexperienced CFI. No one died and to my knowledge all of my old students are doing OK. After I retired I was much better at transferring wisdom to new students. NOTHING can substitute for stick & rudder experience. Too bad they can not afford me. :lol:

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by HAWKXP
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 4308

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

While having a beer with a 737-900 driver a while back; she/he said that a dispatch paperwork mistake sent them off 20K over. They were lucky to get 200fpm climb. This was a 91 not 121 (yes they do exist) non USA flight. A real brown underware moment. They would have loved to have been scaled before...

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by HAWKXP
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 8324

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

Quite seriously, I don't understand the rationale behind not liking narrowbody aircraft for long trips. Is it just a claustrophobic feeling or something like that? Personally all I care about is the seat pitch and width for comfort. On AC, the E75s have the best pitch and width, so I'd happily fly ...

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by HAWKXP
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 7568

Re: 737s on a train questions

They sometimes do not route straight north out of Denver. I have seen them NW of Denver; Broomfield heading for Boulder.

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by HAWKXP
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24441

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

How is this DL aircraft getting to HNL? From LAX?

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by HAWKXP
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?
Replies: 55
Views: 8408

Re: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?

:D Single engine pilots transitioning to twins are taught that the second engine only takes you as far as the crash site :D

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by HAWKXP
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CS300 and Hawaii
Replies: 25
Views: 5769

Re: The CS300 and Hawaii

My favorite aircraft to Hawaii holds 14 passengers and is a lot smaller then a c300.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 29806

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Not really important to Avgeeks----but the biggest problem we have is parking. The airport is on at ??? percentage of build out and parking is unbelievabity poor. Just take a look at the current Google Earth parking lots!

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by HAWKXP
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A318/319 performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: A318/319 performance

Flew SXM-CLT a couple of days ago on a 319 that had to stop in SJU for fuel. Do not know any details as I was just a passenger.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 7496

Re: Why board from just one door?

In KOA we use only stairs--No jetways :smile: Well HA now has the ramps to the 717's. In the old days KOA was the only US location I knew of that boarded 747's with stairs. (receptive to others knowledge). I have noticed that in the last few years the "security" has been vastly upgraded. I...

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by HAWKXP
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries
Replies: 64
Views: 13052

Re: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries

Seems many other airlines are deferring aircraft deliveries. UA is so messed up i wonder why they are still in business. Is there a UA thread that you don't use to publicize your malcontent for UA? We get it, you don't like UA due to that one time in 97 they delayed your flight for 3 hours... If yo...

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by HAWKXP
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Rules VFR IFR
Replies: 11
Views: 1674

Re: Flight Rules VFR IFR

Its also possible that a 121 flight can depart VFR from "non-radar" airports and pick up a clearance in the air.

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by HAWKXP
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, your favorite weather
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Re: Pilots, your favorite weather

a real big H on the map

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