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by kabq737
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 4K IFE arrives mid-2020 (NH and LH)
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: 4K IFE arrives mid-2020 (NH and LH)

afterburner wrote:
Does 4K have noticeable difference to 1080p on a 13.3' screen?

In my opinion yes. It’s just a nicer experience.

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by kabq737
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2228

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

This has been discussed multiple times in multiple places. The thread will be locked for housekeeping purposes.

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by kabq737
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5555

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

Oooooof that’s a terrible paint scheme. It looks like it should be on a Cessna 210 that was repainted in the 90s! That being said it’s really neat to see a small carrier work with a small aircraft manufacturer to create something unique and special. I sincerely hope these aircraft help Cape Air to i...

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by kabq737
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3675

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

Of course they can. If they design it, and the airlines like the airplane, I truly doubt sidestick vs. yoke will even be an issue. Wasn't it Airbus that used to claim "4 engines 4 long haul"? I’m not saying that Boeing technically can’t I’m saying it would look pretty bad if they spent de...

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by kabq737
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3675

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

I don’t think we will see anything with the Boeing name on it carry a sidestick for a long time. Boeing has put so much effort into telling everyone how much better the yoke is that I don’t think they can go back for a long time now. Of course they can. If they design it, and the airlines like the ...

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by kabq737
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 15810

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

My company stopped using AA this summer. We used to use them for about 90% of company travel however, they just became too unreliable. Cancelations were all too common. Delta or United is policy now.

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by kabq737
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3675

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

The main advantage of a yoke is having leverage to exert more force if manual reversion is needed. Since all new designs are fully fly by wire, that is not needed, so I don't know what Boeing's argument will be (and I'm a Boeing fan usually). Boeing incorporates force feedback in their FBW aircraft...

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by kabq737
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3675

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

I don’t think we will see anything with the Boeing name on it carry a sidestick for a long time. Boeing has put so much effort into telling everyone how much better the yoke is that I don’t think they can go back for a long time now. That being said I can definitely see them switching to some sort o...

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by kabq737
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th
Replies: 30
Views: 5627

Re: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th

Hmmmm this one is a head scratcher.

Anyone can buy pilot uniform shirts. Then it’s just a matter of having proper ID which brings us back to square one.

I’m not saying it’s impossible there’s good reason for this but if there is I’d really like to see it.

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by kabq737
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 5665

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

ThalesCoelho wrote:
TCAS under VFR? All aircraft under VFR should keep itself under VFR and VMC, keep distance of other aircrafts and follow the rules. Theres no need for TCAS in an ultralight.

Agreed.

With ADSB light aircraft pilots are already getting lots more information than they used to.

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by kabq737
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55569

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Hi all.

Please keep the A321 vs 757 flame war out of this thread.

Thanks.

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by kabq737
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9th airbus FAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Re: 9th airbus FAL

Hi all,

This is already being discussed in another thread where sources can be found.

This topic will be locked.

Thank you.

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by kabq737
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11884

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

To me all of this just seems immensely short sighted. The aviation industry is likely on its way to having a shortage of experienced professionals. Many projections think that this won't just be a pilot shortage. It makes one wonder if AA is playing their cards right. If AA creates a reputation of ...

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by kabq737
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8046

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Hi all.

Please keep the thread on topic or we will have to lock it.

Thanks

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by kabq737
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11884

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

To me all of this just seems immensely short sighted. The aviation industry is likely on its way to having a shortage of experienced professionals. Many projections think that this won't just be a pilot shortage. It makes one wonder if AA is playing their cards right. If AA creates a reputation of b...

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by kabq737
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16858

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

Is it possible that we could get a link please? Without a source this thread will have to be marked as a rumor.

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by kabq737
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beef Between Mesa and Delta?
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Beef Between Mesa and Delta?

I frequently read of Mesa having zero chance of getting a flying contract with Delta. Do these two have a past or is this purely based off of peoples opinions of Mesa? I haven't been able to find much on google except for Delta taking Mesa to court in 2010 to get out of a contract with them. Are the...

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by kabq737
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20940

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Wow. That sure is scary.

I must wonder if this was an intersection takeoff. It would also appear that a tailstrike took place. I wonder if this was audible in the cabin. Surely if it was it would've been reported to the crew on the flight deck.

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by kabq737
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 76
Views: 11731

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

HOB makes perfect sense.

There is a small oil boom going on in Eastern New Mexico right now. Suddenly small New Mexican towns are being filled to the brim with high dollar oil travelers. It’ll be interesting to see how long this lasts.

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by kabq737
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15929

Re: Tower Air

I’ve known or met a bunch Tower Air guys. When they were just doing charter, they had a nice niche-6 or so 747s doing Haji, DOD and on-offs where the customer needed a 747. One captain on my J/S at EAL had just taken a oil exploration team to RAF Mount Pleasant, FI. That sort of stuff. Another guy ...

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by kabq737
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK cancels HKG-SFO-HKG as of OCT 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: HK cancels HKG-SFO-HKG as of OCT 2019

As pointed out by other posters a thread for this topic already exists. This thread will be locked.

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by kabq737
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8051

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Maybe they are worried about SY. At first I didn't think they were going to take much action. I get the feeling that they did not anticipate SY to be a threat at first and are now beginning to think twice on that judgement. SY is starting to put up some good number that indicate further expansion c...

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by kabq737
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8051

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Interesting comment is they’re going to vigorously defend Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. I wonder if they’re going to add more flights from Portland again. Maybe they are worried about SY. At first I didn't think they were going to take much action. I get the feeling that they did not anticipate S...

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by kabq737
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11- could there have been more potential hijacks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: 9/11- could there have been more potential hijacks?

Threads in the past (linked above) have discussed this and there is no need to discuss again. This thread will be locked.

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 15709

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

KFTG wrote:
Remember when Comair was going to fly 737-200s for Delta?
That was entertaining.

No I don't. But I would love to learn! Have any more info? :)

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5555

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

That is quite the gorgeous aircraft! It will be very interesting to see if these airplanes serve Cape Air as long as their Cessnas have. Does anybody have any bets on which aircraft will be replaced by these two new additions?

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by kabq737
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICE flights out of Mesa Gateway Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 4909

Re: ICE flights out of Mesa Gateway Airport

I know its a hard topic but please keep politics out of the discussion. If you would like to discuss anything on a political manner we ask that you do so in the non-aviation forum. Thank you. Now, in a past part of my aviation operations experience I was nearby these ICE flights often. No, I didn't ...

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by kabq737
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5738

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

I would be curious to know if the other US3 are seeing an increase in applications or an increase in the size of their hiring pool since Southwest is not taking any new pilots right now. Do we think that this will impact the regional carriers flow/exit rates? Well, UA and AA will have an issue to a...

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by kabq737
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5738

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

I would be curious to know if the other US3 are seeing an increase in applications or an increase in the size of their hiring pool since Southwest is not taking any new pilots right now.

Do we think that this will impact the regional carriers flow/exit rates?

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Redirect ads on mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 2535

Re: Redirect ads on mobile

Getting the same issues. Apparently they think I want some Walmart cards lol!

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by kabq737
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22433

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

SEA-FAI. Just goes to show how the 221 is going to free up E75 flying. That an optimistic way of looking at it. Compass's contract is up June 2020 and there has been no talk of an extension. So free up, or just take...take your guess The contract might be up, but the planes certainly won't leave De...

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by kabq737
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26188

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Oh one Boeing mechanic and a qa inspector stamped something false and the news says the whole company is responsible.. just wonderful. Both people were fired. I wonder what's next I’m sorry but the company is responsible. It’s still their airplane and most importantly the “error” was made by Boeing...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12102

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking Wow what a ridiculous statement. Do your research before criticizing trained professionals. ...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12102

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking Wow what a ridiculous statement. Do your research before criticizing trained professionals. ...

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by kabq737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12102

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

Looks like Mesa is really struggling to cope. Has anyone heard anything from Rockwell Collins on the matter yet? Do you have any information on what the impact is on Mesa? This is unconfirmed as it is just word of mouth but I am told that they are unable to MEL GPS more than one flight in a row. Th...

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by kabq737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 12102

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

Looks like Mesa is really struggling to cope.

Has anyone heard anything from Rockwell Collins on the matter yet?

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by kabq737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: CRJ GPS issues

ADS-B/transponder anomalies. Has to do with some military exercises.... The delays are being caused by maintenance having to defer the GPS systems as they are showing inop. They can fly green needles using ground based navaids with no problem. Makes sense. I was just reading that Mesa is having tro...

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by kabq737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

CRJ GPS issues

Good morning all.

I am hearing of CRJ GPS issues across the USA. CRJ aircraft only are flying no GPS causing delays throughout their route networks.

This has been discussed by Delta, United, and Air Canada in reference to their CRJ operating partners.

Can anyone shine more light on this?

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by kabq737
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4470

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

That’s some scary stuff. I really wonder how this wouldn’t be caught by the crew in the normal flight control checks. Odd.

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by kabq737
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

An airline flying a single Cessna 414 that wants to fly from San Francisco to Oakland has the same regulatory hurdles that a 1000 plane fleet that flies all around the world. With all due respect it is my understanding that this isn’t necessarily true. It depends on how the airline wants to operate...

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by kabq737
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

Part 121 is required for scheduled operations, whereas 135 is enough if you just do charter flights or on demand services. Seems straight forward to sum up to me? Some 135 operators can do limited schedules and even sell individual tickets to the public. It’s all in the legalities and there are lot...

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by kabq737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

It isn’t easy either way but you’ll get a big difference depending on if you decide to operate under part 121 or part 135 here in the states. It may be helpful if you explain what the differences are. I’m sorry but there’s so much to it that I’d refer the OP to research it on eCFR it Cornell Law if...

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by kabq737
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

It isn’t easy either way but you’ll get a big difference depending on if you decide to operate under part 121 or part 135 here in the states.

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by kabq737
Wed May 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3304

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

lightsaber wrote:
kabq737 wrote:
N766UA wrote:
If your extensive process leads you to “Boeing Brasil,” your extensive process sucks.

You win.

One question, did the extensive process involve too much or too little alcohol?

That probably depends on who you ask.

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by kabq737
Wed May 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10424

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Things just don't look good at AA right now. I think that it is time for a management shakeup. The merger is over and the airline is in need of an upper management team that knows how to create an identity and make money rather than merge over and over. Doug did his job but his time should be up. I ...

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by kabq737
Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3304

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

N766UA wrote:
If your extensive process leads you to “Boeing Brasil,” your extensive process sucks.

You win.

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by kabq737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 9178

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

I’m not going to bother with flying characteristics as that’s been widely discussed before.

As for the flight deck it’s still pretty great. The screens are large and the software is known to be good. Many pilots prefer it over Boeing or Airbus systems of the era.

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by kabq737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7751

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

When was the last desert livery 737 repainted into canyon livery? What type of 737 was this plane? It was a -300 in 2009. I believe it was N347SW They should have just kept it in the desert livery until retirement in 2013.When did Southwest begin retiring the 737-200s? I know the last one was gone ...

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by kabq737
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4851

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

[twoid][/twoid] Are we talking about heavies or widebodies? DL has shorter scheduled flights on the 753 pretty much daily. A 753 isn’t considered a “heavy.” Oh boy here we go again... This has been debated much here in the past. Generally a 753 can be considered a heavy. The term is not used consist...

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by kabq737
Sun May 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10836

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Wow what an awesome thread with some great discussion! Thanks!

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