Good lord, that is wild.
I am afraid that over reliance on cloud computing is getting a bit too much.
I love trip reports like this. Cool to see parts of the world you don't normally get to experience. Too bad about the seatmate.Jump to post
I flew out of VGT for my flight training back in the mid 1990's. It's utterly shocking to see how busy that airport is now! Back then, it was fairly busy, but I don't even recall seeing many private jets flying in there. The airport is huge now in comparison to when I flew there. I flew a few Tomah...Jump to post
Oh no! Condolences to those family and friends who perished. This is my home airport that I got my PPL in. VGT has always been a hotspot for incursions for as long as I remember, usually #2 behind LAX. Back when they had the Canyon Runners, and the intense flight training, it got real hectic, real f...Jump to post
Something going on with Mesa E175SC fleet. No aircraft schedule tomorrow - 2 in IAD and 18 in IAH. I know they were going to send some Mesa E175s to the desert for storage but that amount I do not know. Crazy that a 2021 airframe is headed to Kingman. Mesa's CEO is going to testify to a subcommitte...Jump to post
Glad I got to see her at MSP in 2014. Thanks for the memory Antonov. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgDN8rxmRy0 I won't get my hopes up, but with Ukraine tweeting about rebuilding the An-225 there's at least a small glimmer of hope that there will either be a rebuild and/or an An-225 2.0 gracing t...Jump to post
Nice report on a good, solid regional trip. I hope it went well-good luck!Jump to post
I work St. Petersburg Radio, so this should be a very interesting litmus test of how many folks fly their own plane there.
Having formerly worked Green Bay, I await to see how busy this is compared to Oshkosh.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/united- ... 7s-pw4000/
Well, that's a good chunk of the fleet! Wonder how long it will be before they get the PW jets back up in the air?
This will take some getting used to, but as long as IATA/ICAO stays LAS/KLAS (which it will), I am agnostic to the change. But, man, all that sign change money, though...Jump to post
Great picture of shaming displaying your much loved DMs.! I have a few pairs of Docs too; well known for their anti- establishment statement! Liked your detailed report very much. Thanks for posting it. Yes, it’s always sad when a great aircraft reaches the end of its life. There’s very little vari...Jump to post
McDonnell Douglas made a tough airplane!Jump to post
ryanov wrote:Delta did have black PSUs. I have an old photo from the early 2000s. I believe they swapped them to white in the ~2012 refit.
There's a lot of history here, not the least of which was some maneuvering years ago that put ATA/World/NorthAmerican out of business.
Wonderful report! Wondering what UAL is like these days-contemplating XMas home from IAD. Love the 2nd climbout shot from IAD, you got my apartment! Nice. All my flights on UA were good, I have another flight booked on them through IAD, at the end of next month. That's awesome that I got your apart...Jump to post
Wonderful report! Wondering what UAL is like these days-contemplating XMas home from IAD. Love the 2nd climbout shot from IAD, you got my apartment! Nice.Jump to post
Random thought, for the pilots from the md aircraft I'm sure some retired, where did they upgrade too? The folks who operated my jet (N978DL) went on to the 737, but they have to wait for classes, so who knows what has been going on since June for them. Probably a lot of different possibilities, th...Jump to post
quote="rampbro"]A poignant, well written report. Thank you KLASM83. Very brave of you to assume that lav was dumped though.....[/quote] Many thanks for reading this report, even a few months after! Usually, TRs die after a few months here, so I appreciate you taking the time to read and co...Jump to post
I am for anything MD-88 related! Great TR, I sure miss them.Jump to post
Mesa's gonna need even more INOP stickers, now.Jump to post
Thanks for the trip report, I really enjoyed it. So many memories of these birds. Very nostalgic for me. Many thanks! I'm, what, 31, and I'm getting nostalgic, too lol But, I am a sentimental fool. Supremely well written trip report, wow, wow! I appreciate a report with thoughts going through artic...Jump to post
You don't see many 748 reports, and I appreciate that! Many thanks! I like how they adopted parts from the 787 cabin for this plane. Lovely pictures as always!Jump to post
Love the TR! Anything MD-80 I support. Looks like a fun time.Jump to post
AMS18C36C wrote:Thanks for a great TR!
If you are are really bored and want my take on the final MDay of ops, just:
Check out my trip report.
I can gaurentee no bins or sidewalls were harmed in the making of my content loljk
Thanks in advance!
Awesome trip report and pictures! I definitely wouldn't have expected them to let a crowd of people head down onto the ramp - what an awesome experience that must've been! Thank you! I was quite surprised to hear that, too, but I'm not one to pass up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like that! The ...Jump to post
Very few things are constant in this world, but SFO fog always is! Cool TR as always!Jump to post
I really enjoyed reading through this report. Good Job!! End to an era that I can't believe is happening. Many thanks! Had to catch the last day! Love the emotional connection and level of detail in your report. WIth MDs being rare in Australia, I've never had the chance to fly on them, but can und...Jump to post
Background- Our love is an old love In these tough times, we often cling to things that remind us of ourselves. Cars we’ve driven. Baubles that decorate our houses. Books on our shelves. For me, it’s the MD-80 series, a plane that, for many of you reading this, has interwoven itself deep into my li...Jump to post
Was on the final group of flights, DAL742 RIC-ATL. Got to step inside the last MD90, and Delta graciously let us on the ramp for a pictures all around N900DE. I'll be making a trip report soon.
It was a bettersweet day, but a nice distraction from the ugliness of the world.
I'm booked on DL80. Hope to see some fellow 88 fans onboard. If the flight sold out in less than a day, almost a month ahead of time, in the middle of a global pandemic, I'm guessing most if not all pax are MD-88 fans. :smile: I'm booked in 23A on DL80 but I wouldn't be opposed to trading someone f...Jump to post
Haha, that's pretty funny! I bet she's grounded now because of COVID... Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-ORD run at the time of writing. Random observation seems that the RJs are still going. That is interesting. I heard that DL are also mostly flying their...Jump to post
I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lol Haha, that's pretty funny! I bet she's grounded now because of COVID... Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-O...Jump to post
Fascinating trip report of these grim times. Many thanks!Jump to post
A tough read, but thanks for your work. Wow that's a lot of cuts.Jump to post
I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lolJump to post
Neat TR! Good quality. This became very topical with Delta's newest announcement.Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:It’s for a MX entry. AAR has a facility at YRQ that Republic uses for its Embraer fleet.
Question: what is YX have with the airport in Canada CYRQ? Seems a lot of their birds go up there-is it maintenance? N739YX just landed there from IND and that seems a bit unusual for them if it wasn't getting fixed.
So weird to see the new gates at ASE. When I used to work there (and when 760S was UAX), it was a power-in, power out station-no pushback!
Great to see the TR and I do miss that airport.
Man, I want pizza now. Great TR, like the variety of airlines (like there are so many in the US anymore).Jump to post
Great news for the Williston Basin. If/when the next oil boom goes up, they'll need something for NW ND and NE MT.
I'm sure the fine people of Williston will like not having jet noise over the town, either.
Amazing flying by these pilots, those engines sounded quite moribund based on watching the video.Jump to post
The ramp is a dangerous place, and I feel for this ramper's family and friends.Jump to post
jayunited wrote:AV8AJET wrote:They should have installed a forward lav!
Wouldn't that require a redesign by the manufacture?
Right down to the axle. Looks like a new MLG strut, too, that will need to be replaced. Glad everyone is ok!Jump to post
Very nice! I flew a lot with TWA domestically, so it's nice to see what the international service was like. Thank you for this trip report.Jump to post
I really want to fly Turkish now, thank you for the TR!Jump to post
Wonderful report! Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs!Jump to post
Most importantly, condolences to those who died.
It's a rough few weeks for aviation. I shall eagerly as the cause is investigated.