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by usmcav8tor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4514

Re: Feeling Overwhelmed

Take a look at the military. It's a commitment, but if you get an aviation contract they pay for you to learn to fly plus pilots are in demand plus it is a guaranteed paycheck.

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 55
Views: 12757

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

This entire situation seems very strange to me. Would the pilots not have gotten on with airline dispatch and informed them of the cash request? If I were the captain, I would have frankly refused and made the decision to deplane and cancel the flight; I'd be concerned with the quality of repair to ...

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by usmcav8tor
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

Re: AA Cadet Academy

I love that they're introducing an academy which can help seed the path to working at a major legacy carrier. At the same time, it doesn't seem too productive if students must foot an enormous cost just to attend. This would be a much more beneficial program if the airline subsidized part of the cos...

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by usmcav8tor
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 5411

Re: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet

enilria wrote:
It'll be interning to see what they order to replace the Convair 880s.


I think their L1011 replacement will be an interesting sight!

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s at SBA Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Re: Delta 757s at SBA Today

32andBelow wrote:
gotta be some tech company meeting or retreat.


More than likely. N649DL is configured as a charter aircraft so this must be being used by a 'smaller' tech company that doesn't have its own fleet. Surely, if it was a Google or Amazon event they'd be using one of their own aircraft.

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by usmcav8tor
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12635

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Just heard rumour that nz will fly akl den nonstop from end of year codeshsring with ua but no idea of frequency Out of curiosity, does anyone know the group of people the hope to serve on this route? From experience, most Coloradans looking to go international would fly United and connect at LAX o...

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by usmcav8tor
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 14106

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Isn’t MIA rather over served? I mean it has a large population to draw from, but it’s geographical location maybe makes it more difficult for connecting pax. Honestly, I was thinking the same thing. If you even factor in all the American legacy carriers into the equation it feels overserved in my o...

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by usmcav8tor
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 14879

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

jubguy3 wrote:
"Mom, how bad was I as a kid?" "Here honey, read this news article."


This will make for some amazing Christmas dinner table discussion in 20 years!!

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - ATL-DEN - 767-400 daily through Feb 15th.
Replies: 19
Views: 4514

Re: DL - ATL-DEN - 767-400 daily through Feb 15th.

Ski traffic to Colorado from east coast and South is unbelievable. All the more easy to understand when there are no reasonable ski areas close by. Nothing that can match a Vail or Aspen Subu With the snow we've had this year (pretty much none), there's no reasonable ski areas in Colorado either. I...

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by usmcav8tor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43265

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Did anyone notice if Airbus upgrade the cockpit to be similar to the A350's?

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23157

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

hz747300 wrote:
Kikko19 wrote:
Finally some wisdom at the gate.


Why isn't this stopped at check-in?


I bet the guys at TSA were on the floor when the passenger got to control with a flipping peacock :lol:

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23157

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Is it the general consensus of this forum that I should NOT bring my emotional support raccoon with me next when I fly United from DEN-SFO Friday? FYI he's been extremely friendly lately & foaming at the mouth frequently.

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by usmcav8tor
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49066

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

I really would not be surprised if once more major legacy U.S. carriers begin choosing the A321 NEO as a 75/76 replacement we see Boeing kick their 797 planning team into high gear.

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by usmcav8tor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 24552

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

I'm sorry... But I cannot fathom Boeing making an aircraft with another deck ever (unless it is a military aircraft). The reality is, double-decker aircraft are a relic of the past just like tri-jets. If anything, the new 777 may have a slightly longer cabin, but airlines seem to be looking for two ...

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by usmcav8tor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Air Jamaica/Caribbean Airlines destinations and equipment
Replies: 27
Views: 4522

Re: Air Jamaica Shown Any Interest in 787 or A350?

Air Jamaica folded in 2015. At the current moment, I doubt they are looking for new aircraft given the airline is run by the government & the airline has had poor revenue for a few years now. In my opinion, I think the airline is more concerned with breaking even and once they do they may consid...

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by usmcav8tor
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 11043

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

LH flies the a340-300 to SJC during the summer.

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by usmcav8tor
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran deals might be in jeopardy
Replies: 69
Views: 11459

Re: Iran deals might be in jeopardy

I don't see the sales going through. The question is, if we remove the Iranian deal aircraft numbers, does Airbus lose last year's (2016) sales competition? No because those planes are already in the process of being delivered. If the remainder end up being canceled, they'll be removed in the year ...

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette
Replies: 35
Views: 6831

Re: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette

Well... they do say smoking kills :lol:

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by usmcav8tor
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23434

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

In a lot of ways, this makes me so sad. The cap is really just a ceremonial item that belongs with the uniform. I'm sure everyone can remember growing up and being at the airport seeing the crew wearing their full uniform and being mesmerized -- for sure, I was. While I may not be an airline pilot, ...

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

Same! I do this daily. The other day my katana found its way into my backpack.

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 with fake chevrons on engines
Replies: 25
Views: 9980

Re: B767 with fake chevrons on engines

I can't take this picture seriously :lol: :lol: It is just like seeing someone with a modified muffler on their Honda Civic to make their car sound like an expensive BMW or Audi :lol:

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by usmcav8tor
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AC withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 7
Views: 2584

Re: When will AC withdraw their 763s?

More than likely, once all their 787 orders are filled. In my opinion, the 767's will be in the fleet until the mid-2020's. 'Newer' 767's will be transferred to the Rouge fleet once the remainder of 787 orders has been delivered.

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by usmcav8tor
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?
Replies: 76
Views: 14048

Re: Is the 787 the proper A330 replacement for Hawaiian?

While many of us (myself included) would love to see the 787 as a replacement, it won't happen. Because Hawaiian switched to the a330 more than likely for crew training purposes they'll buy the a350 or a330neo.

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by usmcav8tor
Thu May 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 11062

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

Four-engine aircraft are a thing of the past. Just like tri-engine aircraft are.

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by usmcav8tor
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 8696

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

I have a strong feeling they'll more than likely start to send their 787's for this route. If not then the A330.

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