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by BMcD
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big 4 to Big 3 in the USA
Replies: 41
Views: 4023

Re: Big 4 to Big 3 in the USA

If, and only if, something like this were to come to fruition, the only way I see it happening is if it were to be divided up so no one player gets all the pieces/slots/etc. Anti-trust would kill it unless competition goes across everyone. As much as these threads can be interesting, it becomes redu...

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by BMcD
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 21023

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

COS is slated to be sending out to other neighboring state, it isn't just fulfillment for this region. I don't see a 3.3m square foot complex just being for the locals. I doubt Amazon would want to freight it up to DEN when they can fly it out of there to the other stations. "The Seattle-based ...

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by BMcD
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 21023

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Amazon is getting a larger and larger footprint in COS. Recently this came out: "The Colorado Springs Airport is seeking approval for construction of a 279,000-square-foot sortation center next to an Amazon delivery station in Peak Innovation Park, which documents submitted to city planners hav...

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by BMcD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

Re: UN Charger Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne

https://twitter.com/Asmali77/status/1282993299930972162
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bennett123 wrote:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20200714-0

I think it is a write off :)


Thinking so: https://twitter.com/Asmali77/status/1282993299930972162

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by BMcD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

Re: UN Charger Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne

Appears to be a Dash 8, Reg 5Y-VVU. First flight in Jan 2000.

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by BMcD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

UN Charter Cargo Plane Crashes in Beledweyne

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/0 ... Position=3

Looks like there are survivors. No saving the aircraft as there is no firefighting equipment available.
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Just reported:

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/0 ... Position=3

Looks like there are survivors. No saving the aircraft as there is no firefighting equipment available.

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by BMcD
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 739
Views: 174855

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Mayday wouldn't necessarily be the first thing. The first rule of aviation is aviate, aviate, aviate. Fly the aircraft first, radio if you can after.

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by BMcD
Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 80
Views: 12840

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

I can go check at COS, where the Skywest Facility is at is near my office and near the road. I can probably get some shots if anyone is interested.

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by BMcD
Wed May 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020

For COS: In March and April, COS experienced a significant downturn in air service due to a decrease in passenger traffic related to the coronavirus pandemic. In March, following two months of increases in January and February, COS enplaned 34,595 passengers, bringing the total passenger number for ...

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by BMcD
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2916

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

Can do it on the same line as the AN-225 after being reengined and the 757NEO.

It makes no sense, cargo bulks out before it weights out. No sense in sending an A380, its a waste of lift for things like this. The 76X/77F are much better suited for the mission.

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by BMcD
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports Ranked by Load Factor
Replies: 27
Views: 5728

Re: US Airports Ranked by Load Factor

I wonder how much of high load factors at COS is military-related? Their #2 most popular route is a 20 minute flight to DEN. If you've ever had to drive COS-DEN, you'd take the flight in a heartbeat. By the time you add in the inflated price of parking at DIA, the headache of driving, the horrible ...

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by BMcD
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 33948

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Some of the people replying in here that it would be a great idea were the exact same ones that were saying that the 75 was unacceptable because it was a single aisle, cramped for those distances, not built with all the amenities, etc are now the ones saying it is a great idea (fanboys I am guessing...

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by BMcD
Tue May 29, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4804

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

COS lost theirs :( We are down to 73X's now. I miss her RON'ing and seeing her as the sun lifted on the mountains. Going to be a sad day when they are all gone.

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by BMcD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 ending COS
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

Re: G4 ending COS

Wow, a look at the load factors: February’s year-to-date load factors (the percentage of seats filled with paying passengers) was down slightly at 1.2 percent from 2017. American reported an 85.7 percent load factor, followed by Delta at 84.4 percent, Frontier at 81.3 percent, United at 77.1 percent...

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5035

Re: What's next for COS?

You can get most places with a connection, even when I fly all over the US the plane time isn't much more than going to DEN for something. COS is cheaper, easier and more convenient to get to in the end.

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 42
Views: 5035

Re: What's next for COS?

I like flying out of COS personally. Fast, easy and security is quick. We are starting to slowly get our lost service. We had service to MSP and CLT non-stop at one point and lost it. Would love to see some of the bigger cities come back on RJ's if necessary. (I miss the S80 though!)

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4906

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1f3ukUxYI

When we were stationed there, where the accident happened was creepy and my wife said you could hear screams and cries.
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Or the Ramstein Air Base Crash:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1f3ukUxYI

When we were stationed there, where the accident happened was creepy and my wife said you could hear screams and cries.

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by BMcD
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 16114

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I'm in a wheelchair, my dog pulls my chair and provides me balance so I can stand. He deserves to be in the hold? Some people are so centered on themselves. A 10lb dog won't be able to pull 140lbs of me and a chair. Service animals, when used properly, provide people freedom they wouldn't have. They...

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 16114

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This is not a pet, it is a service animal. Service animals don't ride in the hold and don't get removed because someone has an allergy. Service animals, that are legit, have as much right to be aboard as anyone else. Just because someone has a disability doesn't automatically mean they become second...

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 19458

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

And good to see COS get some love again and get some new service. Beautiful airport and quick to get through. Maybe we can open the WestPac side that was built/never used if we keep this up?

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 19458

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

COS is gaining San Antonio, Minneapolis, San Jose and Seattle (4 route announcements!). The briefing is still going on at COS.

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by BMcD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8929

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

And COS stays! Happy dance! Nothing like hearing and seeing them fly over. She is an elegant lady, it will be a sad day when they are no longer gracing our skies.

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by BMcD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8929

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Thank goodness COS is still on there, I love watching her fly over the house on short final. They turn to 737's on the 22nd of August. Also on the 22nd of August DFW-VPS will see the S80 and ORD-BZN on Saturday's through 7th of October. You seriously broke my heart there :(. Sad day to see her go.

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by BMcD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 8929

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

Thank goodness COS is still on there, I love watching her fly over the house on short final.

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by BMcD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6852

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident

I'm probably not a frequent a flyer as most of you, but I see a lot of United bashing and I don't understand. I travel probably once a quarter either out of COS or DEN for either business or sports and traveled extensively when I was active duty around the world. I am in a wheelchair and I have a se...

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by BMcD
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Re: COS New service announcement

Great news for Colorado Springs! The airport is so easy to get in and out of and catches the delays a lot less than Denver (COS routinely gets DEN diversions). Good to see us get some service back and expand. Hopefully United responds and we get more service.

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by BMcD
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12188

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I can tell you that I board first because I'm in a wheelchair, with a service dog and slow so I am a legit preboard. My son, who has a severe peanut allergy, has traveled with me a few times, and has had a severe reaction when we didn't wipe things down. The issue isn't with the item, it is the prot...

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by BMcD
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra 02 masks - seat rows #
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Extra 02 masks - seat rows #

I always ask the same thing as I travel with a Service Dog. So many times people don't think about that. I'm in a wheelchair and need him, if he is knocked out when we need to get out, its an 85lb weight I have to figure out how to get out with me. Most that we fly on have extras or the Flight Crew ...

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by BMcD
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5394

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

Black Forest was a much more organized and we got assets up very fast. Those assets are critical, no matter what they are, to getting them up early to get the fire down.

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by BMcD
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5394

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

I can tell you, being in Colorado Springs where this is stationed, we see the need in many ways. When we had our bad fires, looking up and seeing the DC-10 flying overhead to drop water and retardant pushing the fire back is critical. Doesn't matter the airframe, it matters how it disperses it. Duri...

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by BMcD
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty Global Super Tanker
Replies: 13
Views: 5394

Re: Pretty Global Super Tanker

It was dispatched to fight the fires in Israel back in November. No issues reported, it dropped water.

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by BMcD
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery flight circles over Denver
Replies: 20
Views: 6537

Re: Mystery flight circles over Denver

NORAD HQ is in Colorado Springs along with US Space Command, US Northern Command and Air Force Space Command on Peterson Air Force Base, no where close to Boulder.

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by BMcD
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

RE: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr

COS sees all sorts of aircraft too. We have the 302nd which is the MAFFS unit, we have a lot of transient aircraft too. We also get AF1 here quite a bit. C17's, you name it, we get it. Minus AF1 and MAFFS deployments for real world fires, airport OPS are hardly interrupted. We also have the 744 Supe...

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by BMcD
Sun May 22, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orenair 777 At Punta Cana
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

RE: Orenair 777 At Punta Cana

Avherald:

http://avherald.com/h?article=493c6485

Appears that shurik is correct, blown engine.

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by BMcD
Wed May 04, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

RE: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Great looking plane. Will they acquire more? </...

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by BMcD
Wed May 04, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Supertaker Moves Into Its Base (COS)

The Supertanker, a 747-400, has made its way to Colorado Springs, where it will be based. They have gotten an hangar near the old airport (and near Skywest Mx). Can't wait to see it over the skies (hopefully for training only, not for any "use") <a href="http://gazette.com/supertanker-moves-into-its...

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by BMcD
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16883

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

Daytona has seen Air Force One fly in there. Colorado Springs has long runways as well, although we do see AF1 on occasion and some IFE for military aircraft. When the weather is bad, we do see some <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRE...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6594

RE: Frontier - New Routes Announced

I think <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> would open up their arms to <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>. The drive up to the Airport is not the best right now (we have 2 seasons in Colorado, Winter and Construc...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6594

RE: Frontier - New Routes Announced

Meant to ask, could this be the beginning of the draw down out of <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> and to <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson ...

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by BMcD
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier - New Routes Announced
Replies: 30
Views: 6594

Frontier - New Routes Announced

Frontier made a number of announcements today, including their return to <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> with 2 nonstop locations (<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and ...

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 36151

RE: West Air CRJ Crashed In Northern Sweden

Would the boxes survive an impact like this? It doesn't look like much is left. Hope they find the cause and are able to fix it (either it be with the airframe or the airline).

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 36151

West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden

RIP to the Pilots and their families. Always a sad day to lose an aviator. God speed.

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by BMcD
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden
Replies: 98
Views: 36151

West Air CRJ Crashed in Northern Sweden

Reports of West Air CRJ-200 from Oslo is missing. Reported reg is SE-DUX. Holding out hopes that all is well and everyone is safe.

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by BMcD
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircrew Bidding System, Explanation Please.
Replies: 37
Views: 11986

RE: Aircrew Bidding System, Explanation Please.

May be best to move over to Tech/Ops? They seem more apt to be able to answer this one.

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by BMcD
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About Cactus' Unique A319 Liveries?
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

RE: What About Cactus' Unique A319 Liveries?

FlightRadar had a tweet about this a few days ago. AA reported the following were still flying:

The Cardinals, Steelers, and Panthers still remain at this time.

And are expected to be phased out by February.

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by BMcD
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ First Flight Live
Replies: 44
Views: 9963

RE: MRJ First Flight Live

Beautiful take-off, I couldn't believe the amount of people around the fences watching it take off. Good luck to the MRJ and Japan!

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by BMcD
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Suing Republic Over Canceled Flights
Replies: 88
Views: 13388

RE: Delta Suing Republic Over Canceled Flights

That had to be one of the most pointless press releases I've seen in awhile. We checked, we are in compliance! Republic is in a bad spot as are all the regionals. I just hope that they can pull out of it (as in the entire regional industry) and right the ship. I don't wish any illwill to any regiona...

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by BMcD
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express 4453 Delayed Due To Pilot Disagreement
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

RE: UA Express 4453 Delayed Due To Pilot Disagreement

Maybe one was a Jets fan and the other a Colts fan?

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Evacuation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

RE: Evacuation Question

Thank you so much! Its not something I honestly thought of (I was able bodied before) and this is something new to me. Good to know there is a plan and now I know that if needed to put my service dog in my lap and go. I appreciate your help and reply!

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by BMcD
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 72447

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - 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/ArmitageShanks" class="quote" target="_blank">ArmitageShanks</a> (<a href="#140" class="quote">Reply 140</a>):<br/><i>What about the morbidly ob...

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