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by kabq737
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15165

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

Odd. Why a long delay and a plane switch? You’d think the crew would have plenty of time left. Might need an inspection to landing overweight. If that's the case, it was probably just quicker to tail swap than wait for contract maintenance to come out. That's all just a guess... Very possible. DL d...

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by kabq737
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15845

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

I've always wondered why you wouldn't tolerate longer boarding times on longer range aircraft, and want shorter boarding times on shorter range aircraft, since there are more turns per day. That would imply that a shorter range aircraft with two aisles might be feasible if the turn times could be d...

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by kabq737
Fri May 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 108
Views: 25315

FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/faa-conf ... 46476.html
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From yahoo it appears that Boeing is halting 787 deliveries until it can be verified it’s inspection practices meet federal requirements. Seems like more information will come.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/faa-conf ... 46476.html

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by kabq737
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 11200

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

UWPAviation wrote:
What is Air Wisconsin going to do? They operate only 200's

Probably go out of business eventually.

That would be my bet.

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by kabq737
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers

UPS 1-1999 1DA/International Flight 2000-2999 2DA 3000-3999 AD-Hoc 1DA Flights 4000-4999 AD-Hoc 2DA Flights 5000-5999 USPS Flights 6000-6999 Cargo Flights It gets a little more complicated after that, but I can’t remember it off the top of my head. 9000 series are a mix of maintenance and ferry fli...

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by kabq737
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 6067

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

I’ve been told by a couple of airline pilot friends who have experience with the 737 and A320 that the 737 is significantly harder to land than the A320 series. It’s been awhile since the conversation but I seem to remember them saying modern 737 variants require a “flatter” attitude at touchdown du...

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by kabq737
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westates Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 3090

Re: Westates Airlines

I was a contract flight attendant in the late 80s and early 90s. I worked for Westates twice: Once on about a 5 month contract out west (the planes lived in OAK) that was in the spring and summer of 1989. We did all kinds of charter flying, including some agreemen with Japan Air Lines where JAL pax...

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by kabq737
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14918

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

737 wing is supposed to be low enough for the passengers to jump down in case of emergency (possibly along lowered flaps). Has there ever been a case where this was needed? Sounds like fun for a 16 year old, not so fun for somebody in the 40s. One should choose a random flight and make everybody ab...

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by kabq737
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 9160

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

RE: the CRJ-900's, they're still operating some of the first CR9's built from 2003-2005 and it shows. They were refurbished a few years back when they got the AA interior with the new carpet and bulkheads but really it was like lipstick on a pig. YV's newest 2015 deliveries (and all of PSA CR9's) a...

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by kabq737
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA
Replies: 50
Views: 9160

Re: Mesa signs updated CPA with AA

What a shame :frown: YVs operations are horrible and a lot of us at MQ are absolutely over them. They have taken over some very popular routes from us out of DFW and divert resources from some of our daily operations. More importantly, they further diminish AAs PR and customer service quality. Comm...

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by kabq737
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14313

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

French airline Corsair operated the most densely configurated 747 ever - they squeezed in even slightly more seats than ANA and JAL on their domestic 747s. As Corsair operated the 747 on leisure routes to the French DOMTOM destinations (but, IIRC, during peak season occassionally even to Corsica), ...

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by kabq737
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3976

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Maybe it’s just me but the King Air is starting to feel like a super dated design. It’s tough as nails and Beechcraft produces a super high quality product. I’m just not sure how long they can keep selling a dated design with a few incremental upgrades.

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by kabq737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 37215

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. Really? What a crazy statement. Keep in mind that it’s far better for United financially to operate...

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by kabq737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 37215

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. Really? What a crazy statement. Keep in mind that it’s far better for United financially to operate...

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by kabq737
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 37215

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

What a shame. Expressjet was obviously going to be more expensive, but they're a much better, more experienced employee group. Commutair is so JV by comparison. All UAL cares about is the bottom line, though, and it shows in their Express roster. Do they have any other choice right now? As much as ...

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by kabq737
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garmin Outages? Aviation Effects?
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Garmin Outages? Aviation Effects?

Hey all. Just read this article. http://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/07/25/will-garmin-pay-10m-ransom-to-end-two-day-outage/#7270b3dd3164 It appears that Garmin has had a Ransomware attack affecting many of its internal systems. The article briefly mention issues with database updates on t...

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon

Super cool! I can’t complain about something different.

I wonder if this scheme actually costs less to paint than their current scheme.

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 68
Views: 14993

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? It’s not a part time job. Keep in mind the time on the road and overnigh...

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by kabq737
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 15495

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Insane. Simply insane.

I think one could very easily make the argument that this moron doesn’t posses the maturity or intellect to hold a pilots license.

He and people like him are an embarrassment to the profession and the hobby.

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

I’ll be kind of surprised if B6 comes back. Even when travel times were good ABQ was known to be marginal for them at best. It seems like a route that does fine in the summer with pretty good load factors, but really struggles in the winter. They might decide to continue it this fall simply to keep...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

I’ll be kind of surprised if B6 comes back. Even when travel times were good ABQ was known to be marginal for them at best. Flying my airplane in and out of ABQ over the past few months has been eerie. I was so used to so much more traffic. I’m still seeing SAF-PHX on Skywest CR7 equipment. When is ...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

30-31 is the standard today and I believe 33ish was standard in the 70s.

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by kabq737
Fri May 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2537

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

That’s interesting thanks for the answers everyone.

Can all aircraft have a tow bar connected from the rear?

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by kabq737
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2537

Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAZcFofgQf ... b0bzbvxhdh

Is there an advantage to this sort of thing? How common is it?

Kabq737
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Hey everybody

I recently came across this video of a Korean Air 747 being pulled back as opposed to pushed back.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAZcFofgQf ... b0bzbvxhdh

Is there an advantage to this sort of thing? How common is it?

Kabq737

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by kabq737
Tue May 19, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.

I am very sorry to hear this. Kirby is not the person you need at a time like this. He is the death knell of this airline. He has no chance to succeed with attitudes like that underneath him. People have to give him respect and a chance. There is zero chance of success if the very employees who are...

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by kabq737
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 9125

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Sitting in F terminal in SLC I noticed a Ethiopian A350 parked in the deice pad. Anyone know what it’s doing here? There is no Ethiopian A350 in SLC. They are in ADD, PVG, FRA, LHR, TYN, NBO. EDIT !! After posting message I saw the OP's reply, tried to delete but of course got a SERVER ERROR or som...

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by kabq737
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3661

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

Shouting is abnormal and therefore catches Passengers attention. Quiet and calm speaking would be easy to ignore just like the safety briefing is.

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by kabq737
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4715

Re: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?

Be kind everyone. A.net is Supposed to be a friendly place to learn and the gatekeeping culture sometimes shown here of making other feel bad for asking questions is counter to that.

As for these charters if they’re arranged last minute I bet the airlines make an absolute killing off of these trips.

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by kabq737
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13235

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

They’re usually the first out of ABQ with a Mesa flight. It is scheduled to push at 5am but frequently leaves earlier. For example this morning they were headed out at 4:57. This flight was a US Airways flight at one point so it makes sense.

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by kabq737
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 29
Views: 10010

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

Macau News Agency using a photoshopped picture of an Air Koryo A319 on their website: https://www.macaubusiness.com/air-koryo-adds-third-weekly-macau-pyongyang-flight-until-march-2020/ Hahahaha!!! I wonder what the logic was behind that. Most of the general public wouldn’t know the difference betwe...

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by kabq737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Changes for this upcoming summer: AA* (Compass) will add the fourth ABQ-LAX but looks like just for the month of May. They've added a fouth flight a couple of times before but just for a month or two. UA* (SkyWest) won't add a third SFO trip as first reported. WN plans to cut 1 of the 3 HOU flights...

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by kabq737
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Looks like DL has switched ABQ over to the A321. Recently on the ATL flights. Interesting as I was under the impression that the A321s wouldn’t be doing much out west. Will these be payload restricted on this trip if used in the summer? I know the A321 has good range but I believe Delta has some of ...

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by kabq737
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Wow I love to see a thread about my hometown! I tried to start one a few years ago and it didn’t get near as much attention. This is awesome! AFAIK UA used to have Skywest operating CRJ200s and CRJ700s to LAX until last year sometimes. It’s interesting to note that the Delta service to LAX is no lon...

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by kabq737
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4447

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

If a US based company can run a ULCC without stuffing as many seats as possible in aircraft it could work. Hmm, a non-profit airline... Sounds interesting. Actually it does. Imagine financing provided by banks (debt only) and executives who love aviation running it. Non-profits can pay financing ex...

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by kabq737
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight
Replies: 12
Views: 4268

Re: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight

Please keep it civil and observe the forum rules everybody.

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by kabq737
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 30135

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

a real mishmash (old) fleet is never a great idea in the longterm (737s, A330's, 757s A321s) Mmm. Suppose the cheap fire sale purchase from TCX assets will have been worth it. Would have liked to have seen an A321 in full silver original livery It's my understanding that the A330s are all ACMI leas...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11265

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be ...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11265

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be ...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11265

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be c...

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by kabq737
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 23
Views: 8642

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

Happens often enough (AY aborted a TW lift off in HK some years ago), crazy as it seems. Should never happen. Never. Pilots should be immediately fired for that. A wrong turn can happen, not an attempted take off, after a wrong turn, neglecting charts, signs and professional familiarity. And if the...

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by kabq737
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 6687

Re: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?

I think cabin has a lot to do with it. Having been inside of a couple I can’t imagine riding in it for long periods of time. Even the small Honda Jet cabin feels more open than a Lear inside. Sure it was cool and special when it was new but I believe the Lear's day has passed. It’s a comparatively b...

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6772

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

Yes, this is only word of mouth in addition to what I read in this forum hence why I asked to be corrected if incorrect :) I don’t doubt one bit that WN is perfectly safe I just think in general it would be interesting to rotate inspection groups and see what gets missed, if anything. Ironically ro...

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6772

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

I must say I find this one very interesting. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe WN just had new inspectors from the FAA assigned to it. That certainly makes one wonder how long this was overlooked by the previous inspectors. Interesting stuff. I would be interested in hearing more about this cla...

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by kabq737
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6772

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

I must say I find this one very interesting.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe WN just had new inspectors from the FAA assigned to it. That certainly makes one wonder how long this was overlooked by the previous inspectors. Interesting stuff.

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19861

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

This topic has been locked due to its age per the rules. A new thread for 2020 has been started.

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by kabq737
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy ADS-B Mandate!
Replies: 56
Views: 7908

Re: Happy ADS-B Mandate!

I absolutely love having ADSB in and out on my airplane. Weather is just a bonus!

I think the simple transponder upgrade was well worth it!

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 125
Views: 13095

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

This thread was inactive for more than 6 moths and will be locked per the forum rules.

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by kabq737
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8617

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

A few months ago I started flying with a touchscreen cockpit. It’s no big deal like people love to say it is. A well designed GUI is a pleasure to use and I have no issue with it. I’ve flown through some pretty heavy turbulence with it and found that as long as you put a few fingers on the panel ar...

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8617

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

A few months ago I started flying with a touchscreen cockpit. It’s no big deal like people love to say it is. A well designed GUI is a pleasure to use and I have no issue with it. I’ve flown through some pretty heavy turbulence with it and found that as long as you put a few fingers on the panel aro...

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31888

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

New single aisle EIS early 2030s. Two pilots obviously, CFRP fuselage? What else is there that is a realistic possiblity in terms of anything new? GTF engine, variable nozzle? I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s a single pilot design by the time it’s time to cut metal. I hope that isn’t the case but in 1...

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