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by dashdrvr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 12100

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

My guess is that some of the routes are not working out for AS...maybe there will be new mainline service. It appears AS is replacing a LAX flight with a PHX flight. Or UA is reducing their flights at PAE already. I have ridden on a number of flights and inside intel indicates routes are doing very...

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by dashdrvr
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6501

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

As an AS employee if I have to pay I ride Delta or American. If I fly for free then AS is my choice. Personally don’t think the award is merited. Should have gone to DL

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by dashdrvr
Mon May 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144807

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Just curious, is it possible the second impact with the runway could have caused injuries severe enough to disable passengers in the aft section of the plane making them incapable of evacuation? I’m thinking broken backs or legs, though I suppose it’s just as likely they died from suffocation. I th...

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by dashdrvr
Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144807

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The other thing to consider during the evacuation is maybe the interior was not intact. If the landing was hard enough to drive the gear through the wing, it possible the interior seats, bins became unattached and made egress difficult to impossible. The floor could have buckled so on and so forth.

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by dashdrvr
Mon May 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144807

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

From the twitter feed it looks like a huge bounce followed by an in incredibly hard landing that started the fire. It would seem the outcome would have been much better with a correct bounced landing recovery(most aircraft it is a missed approach).

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by dashdrvr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719936

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Some very good fact-based reporting by the Seattle Times. MCAS was given much more control authority than FAA engineers were aware. Boeing’s engineers, deputized with certification authority, deemed failure of the MCAS system as “hazardous” rather than “catastrophic” which would not have allowed fo...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719936

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Has anybody heard any details on the new logic in the MCAS? I was reading the nytimes article on “lack of training”. It made a statement when the chief AA pilot was told of the new logic, he was satisfied. All I have heard is the MCAS only reacting once to a possible stall and some sort of indicato...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719936

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Still have to question the competency of an entire flight crew(two instances) flying their aircraft into the ground. There is plenty of instrumentation in the aircraft to show which way is up and which way is down. We learned in basic IFR training, partial panel, how to differentiate from erroneous...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719936

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Still have to question the competency of an entire flight crew(two instances) flying their aircraft into the ground. There is plenty of instrumentation in the aircraft to show which way is up and which way is down. We learned in basic IFR training, partial panel, how to differentiate from erroneous ...

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by dashdrvr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?
Replies: 6
Views: 3230

Re: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?

csdsinc767 wrote:
CSDA Aircraft in Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA is the new owner of VP-BAT. It will become N7477S soon.

Saw it a couple weeks ago in Kelowna BC. No registration on it yet. Same color scheme as before being sold.

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by dashdrvr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3748

Re: SEA IAF project update

Over budget Too. I really don't see the point in a 830 million dollar expansion. By ATC standards the airport is over capacity during normal hours. 15 plane lineups for takeoff and hour and half ground stops for flights less than 1 and half in length. More gates only makes it worse. Food Court is a...

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by dashdrvr
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7469

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

In all seriousness the critical question. Were the bags on the weight and balance but not loaded? If that is the case that is a huge safety issue. If the 0 bags were accounted on the weight and balance it is just a PR issue. Years a go in the F28 rampers loaded 4,000 lbs front to back as opposed to ...

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by dashdrvr
Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5645

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Cur...

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by dashdrvr
Tue May 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31868

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Still doesn't relieve 60 Minutes from telling everyone that "hey, our key person in this story happens to be a paid WITNESS in the lawsuit we're talking about.." No one at Allegiant wants to die. The pilots, the flight attendants, and the mechanic. I'll get on them again, just as I got on...

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by dashdrvr
Tue May 01, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31868

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

CrankyFlier did a bit of digging. Sounds like this 60 Minutes episode was a paid advertorial, with some serious lack of disclosures. Just backs 45's whole "Fake News"... http://crankyflier.com/2018/04/30/questionable-motives-and-tactics-cast-a-shadow-on-the-60-minutes-allegiant-story/ Bei...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31868

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It DID happen to DL. It's just that when DL shipped oxy generators across country on an MD80, stopping along the way, and they ended up catching fire, they did so after they had been unloaded from the aircraft, so they went up on the ramp. The difference is that DL INTENDED to ship them, whereas Va...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31868

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I read all these comments before I finally got to watch the piece yesterday. From my limited knowledge of the internal workings of Allegiant I would say it was accurate reflection of Allegiant, FAA oversight of Allegiant as well as airline oversight in general. The facts are facts and I don't see m...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31868

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Got to say it's surprising that so many here seem to be brushing this off as no big deal. The story or what it reports? I didn't see anything new, and the Skydrol haze incident that they're making such a big deal about is a not-uncommon occurrence. But I don't think a completely-biased hit piece on...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33446

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

This flight attendant "safety professional" is an absolute IDIOT. It was IAH-LGA, so they were on a Boeing (not a small RJ) and that bag in the pic is a normal sized pet duffel. Why would anyone even think the overhead bin was an appropriate place to put a dog carrier? Much less a FA?! I'...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW
Replies: 28
Views: 6822

Re: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW

CVR's can only be used by the NTSB for crash/serious incident investigation. The NTSB decided it didn't meet that criteria. The FAA is punitive - and CVR's can't be used for that. The FAA is not punitive. Especially when compared with other governmental agencies, but even independent of such a comp...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW
Replies: 28
Views: 6822

Re: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW

A couple of images of PUW from 2016... they've been working on a major runway and taxiway realignment project for the last year or so, but I don't know how far along they are. https://imgur.com/ncHewJP.jpg https://imgur.com/MtJavLC.jpg Nice pictures! Like them. Doesn't do justice to the realities o...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW
Replies: 28
Views: 6822

Re: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW

CVR's can only be used by the NTSB for crash/serious incident investigation. The NTSB decided it didn't meet that criteria. The FAA is punitive - and CVR's can't be used for that. The NTSB had decided not pursue this incident any further. The FAA has investigated it completely. Along comes a politi...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21064

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I know this is going to come off bad but I don't mean it in a negative way, just truthfully. Alaska is a glorified regional carrier. In your opinion. Thankfully, most people feel otherwise. Technically Speaking: Major Airline: Operating revenue above 1 billion dollars National Airline: Operating re...

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by dashdrvr
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21064

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Not same models. AS is a Recaro slimline. .................... VA lovers find themselves on Recaro cardboard seats with injection molded plastic starring at them from the front seatback instead of a TV. To be seen... VA and AS have RECARO seats I have Recaro's in my car and was delighted to hear th...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21064

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Hitting front doors Sunday morning, the Seattle Times has a very unflattering front page story on the unraveling at Alaska Air Group. Some of this is not new; other stuff like pilots holding their planes at the busy C/D/NS holding ramp at SEA to slow down the operation is. Throughout my career I've...

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by dashdrvr
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today
Replies: 28
Views: 5596

Re: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today

It was a little more complicated than just the lightbulb. The auto pilot disconnect was mismatched between the captain and first officer's control yokes. Im a little hazy on the specifics as it been a long time. In a nutshell - Essentially the auto pilot would disengage on one side at say 10 lbs of...

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by dashdrvr
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12325

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Are we supposed to congratulate airlines for doing what they are supposed to do? Thank you sir for stating what apparently isn't obvious to most in this thread. We pay $ to arrive at a particular time not somewhere near there. So, where you work, you are never congratulated for doing a good job? We...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12325

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Super80Fan wrote:
Are we supposed to congratulate airlines for doing what they are supposed to do?

Thank you sir for stating what apparently isn't obvious to most in this thread. We pay $ to arrive at a particular time not somewhere near there.

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by dashdrvr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 23721

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs, both on the B738 Max and the B787 in the USA https://osmaviation.com/job-title/captain/?gclid=CNaW09fN6tICFVmMGQodDFcCwQ If one reads the obvious, Norwegian is not hiring pilots. OSM is hiring pilots to provide to Norwegian. Nothing like working for a non airlin...

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by dashdrvr
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12932

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

I remember the days when if the airline posted a profit the stock would go through the roof. Now if you post a 17% margin versus last years 18% the investors want to burn the witch. And share prices in those days reflected the low expectations for most airlines. The higher expectations today bring ...

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by dashdrvr
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12932

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

From the outside looking in, as a person at another regional, it wouldn't surprise me at this point to never seen another 175 delivered to QX. Especially if AS has figured out they can get the same product from OO, for less money. The biggest obstacle there, is that OO is quickly forcing themselves...

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by dashdrvr
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12932

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

Investors and media are not calling Alaska anything positive right now. Its not dooms day, but its also not a "light chop". Its a lot worse at Horizon than people are leading on to believe, and I *am* an Alaska cheerleader. I've been avoiding QX flights at all costs, and others have as we...

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by dashdrvr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186989

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Loser: Embraer - All of Embraer's advantages are now gone since the CSeries is likely a superior small mainline jet than the E2 . Love that. So superior that Airbus had come to help to sell it ... Too much salt is bad for your health. And grapes are best enjoyed when they aren't sour. Good life adv...

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by dashdrvr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 194933

Re: WIRED: How Air France will rescue its A380 with a shattered engine

It used to be 4 engine aircraft were capable of 3 engine ferry flights. I presume the same still applies. W&B, engine location on the wing, aerodynamics, length of flight and WX all have to be factored on a ferry flight let alone a 3 engine ferry flight. Some airlines even have special qualified...

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by dashdrvr
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 6437

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

This thread from another forum includes an email sent by the union to QX pilots, which claims they are indeed being delivered to SkyWest: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/horizon-air/91360-what-s-happening-horizon-jets-212.html Some unhappy pilots over there. The LOA governing the 30 QX firm orde...

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by dashdrvr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down
Replies: 18
Views: 5162

Re: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down

Being it was not a stall spin event contributed greatly to a survivable accident. Looking at the video had the aircraft been higher it probably would have spun. You can see it was on the verge of breaking into spin.

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by dashdrvr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down
Replies: 18
Views: 5162

Re: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down

It's a miracle they survived and were no ground injuries or fatalities.

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by dashdrvr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down
Replies: 18
Views: 5162

Re: SNA closed to arrivals- Cessna 310 down

These type of accidents make me so sad. It didn't have to happen. As a ME instructor I would instruct my students. Fly the plane, feather the prop, and fly straight ahead until getting enough altitude to maneuver to another or same airport. There are plenty of nearby airports and there are no obstac...

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by dashdrvr
Sat May 27, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 26785

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

I suspect a lot of entities do this. Typically an almost worthless/depreciated airplane can be donated, and a tax write-off for an overinflated value can be received. Look around the country old Fedex 727's are sitting at most airports being used as CFR training modules. I suspect Fedex got a nice t...

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by dashdrvr
Sat May 13, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 93
Views: 11795

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

Having conducting flight operations in and out of SEA since 1980 I hope the airport doesn't improve. The improvements needed to address all the above would be so extensive, disruptive, and for so long it would be unbearable. I lived through the 16R added runway and the remove and replace 16C and 16L...

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by dashdrvr
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 32481

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Unbelievable....... another step in the race to the bottom. This is basically a war on elites making it harder to get upgraded. That too, but it is primarily a war on the traveling public. Not just a class thing. Bottom line is king and the customer be damned. Too bad it's not just an AA thing. It'...

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by dashdrvr
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28313

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

I (hope) AS at the very least has the decency to keep JFK-LAX/SFO. I understand completely if those routes are bleeding money and they have to get rid of them but if they are making money there is no need to cut them just for the sake of cutting them. Could easily throw 737-800's/-900's on them. I ...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5575

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

HuH? A 12 year QX Captain only makes 97,000 per year(900 hours per year). A first year AS FO makes around $50,000(1000 hours per year). Show me a 12 year QX captain that credits 900 hours a year and I'll show you a unicorn. They fly 900 a year but most structure trips to credit nearly double that. ...

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by dashdrvr
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5575

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

SEATTLE — Pilots for Horizon Air are threatening to strike for higher pay and have sued the Sea-Tac-based airline for allegedly violating the terms of a labor contract. Horizon, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc., operates daily flights between Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Pangborn M...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5575

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

The cost to retype a pilot and pull them through indoc is about $12,000 at a major. Even 3 training 'events' is only $36,000. The difference in pay between a 12th year captain at QX and a first year FO at AS is close to $120,000. If AS doesn't start a flow like AA has, they will lose QX. The pay an...

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by dashdrvr
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay
Replies: 39
Views: 5575

Re: Horizon Air pilots threaten to strike for higher pay

QX could quickly fix their problems by using similar bonusing, retention, hourly pay, and work rules on par with the rest of the industry. Their staffing problems would be over. The PNW is still a geographically and cost of living desirable place for pilots. I have no clue why they don't unless they...

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by dashdrvr
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Today 12/22
Replies: 25
Views: 3233

Re: LAX Today 12/22

Rain and fronts to LA basin and SAN is what snow is to SEA and PDX. Add ground stops, diversions and flights not getting off the gate and it all comes to screeching halt. So many of these airports are at max arrivals and departures. There is no buffer when there is a hiccup.

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by dashdrvr
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield
Replies: 15
Views: 5979

Re: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield

Have seen this on numerous occasions. Usually on holidays. There is not a large number of overnight parking spots for aircraft bigger than 737. Basically overflow parking.

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by dashdrvr
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Mesa's CRJ-200 N407SW
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

Re: Question About Mesa's CRJ-200 N407SW

I think it's actually a CRJ100. And I'm not sure if it has a permanent APU issue or not or maybe not wanting to spend the money to fix it, but I have noticed it needing a lot of air starts when they are using it, but that might just be a coincidence. I'm assuming as long as it's still airworthy, it...

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