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by Corsair2
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Midwest Airlines Flight 820 On Jan 11
Replies: 12
Views: 6651

Midwest Airlines Flight 820 On Jan 11

I flew Midwest Airlines from Milwaukee to Ft. Myers (<acronym title="Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International (Regional) (RSW / KRSW), USA - Florida">RSW</acronym>) about two weeks ago on Friday January 11. The flight was aboard an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 aircraft which s...

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by Corsair2
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Accepts All Cash Offer From TPG!
Replies: 108
Views: 11099

RE: Midwest Accepts All Cash Offer From TPG!

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by Corsair2
Thu May 17, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest/AirTran.. Any Guesses?
Replies: 56
Views: 4625

RE: Midwest/AirTran.. Any Guesses?

What is AirTran's plan B if the takeover for Midwest never happens? Is there still a chance that they could dump their 737 orders? Up to this point they have put all their eggs in one basket.

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny/Mohawk/US Air BAC 111 Flights
Replies: 72
Views: 10238

RE: Allegheny/Mohawk/US Air BAC 111 Flights

Just thinking about this "scream machine" makes me want to go back in time about 25 years and sit on the other side of the fence at Pittsburg, Boston, or O'Hare. Back in the good old days of lots of noise (and broken windows!)

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

RE: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

RE: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Underpowered?
Replies: 25
Views: 4982

DC-9 Underpowered?

Going from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> on a full flight puts the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 (an <acronym title="Air Madagasc...

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

RE: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business

To see the very small profit the industry made in <acronym title="Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)">Q4</acronym> of 2006 after five years of losses, I began to realize the industry act more like a "Not for Profit" type of business. The harder thing to understand is the people who wo...

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by Corsair2
Wed May 16, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3134

Airline Industry's Understanding Of Business

I was just reading a USA Today article about fare increases falling apart. When one compares airfare today to airfare ten years ago, one can see that the fares have not substantially increased. In 1997, you could fly from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">O...

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by Corsair2
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update
Replies: 65
Views: 6190

RE: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update

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by Corsair2
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update
Replies: 65
Views: 6190

RE: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update

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by Corsair2
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update
Replies: 65
Views: 6190

RE: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update

Robert Fornaro, Air Tran's President and COO, second in command to Joe Leonard, has been consistently selling his stock over the past six months at the rate of over 10,000 shares per month. As AirTran claims to have a plan that would significantly increase the company's value, why cash out now and f...

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by Corsair2
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why On Earth Are DWI Sentences So Lenient?!
Replies: 63
Views: 2955

RE: Why On Earth Are DWI Sentences So Lenient?!

Got to wonder why these folks in the Chicago area that drive over 100+ miles per hour don't get stopped more often. They have to be under the influence to drive this way. If it were up to me I would yank their licenses for life.

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by Corsair2
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran On Time Performence
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

RE: AirTran On Time Performence

As long as roll control is not important to you, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> is a great airline!! <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> is very efficient at getting from point A to point B with minimal hassle. Happy landings.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/cool.g...

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by Corsair2
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran On Time Performence
Replies: 10
Views: 3125

RE: AirTran On Time Performence

As long as roll control is not important to you, FL is a great airline!! Happy landings!  Smile

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by Corsair2
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends Tender Deadline For Midwest
Replies: 42
Views: 4189

RE: AirTran Extends Tender Deadline For Midwest

JL would do his company a better service to increase the company's earnings per share value. <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>'s earnings per share were the lowest in the industry for 2006. The attempt at buying <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> is laughable at this point...

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Special On Swissair 111
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

RE: Nova Special On Swissair 111

This should be an interesting program to watch. I think the root cause lay in wiring insulation problems (especially Kapton wiring). This similar problem caused the TWA 800 crash in 1996 with the fuel boost pump wiring insulation degradation in the center fuel tank. I am very highly convinced that t...

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switching To Ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

RE: Switching To Ethanol

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switching To Ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

RE: Switching To Ethanol

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switching To Ethanol
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Switching To Ethanol

I had an opportunity to go to Sao Jose dos Campos in Brazil to the Embraer facility recently and found that the Brazilians have come along way in becoming the leader in regional aircraft production with their 170/190 aircraft. I also found that they were very successful in shedding foreign dependenc...

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

I have been wondering why <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>'s COO Robert Fornaro has been selling his shares steadily since August of 2006. He has sold 60,000 shares since. Also Joe Leonard sold 98,000 shares in that same timeframe. It seems that <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>...

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!
Replies: 38
Views: 4515

RE: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!
Replies: 38
Views: 4515

RE: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!

Midwest posted a 3.6 million dollar <acronym title="Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)">Q4</acronym> profit today with 5.4 million for the full year of 2006. Four key notes of the rejection of FLs offer are: <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> increased the value of th...

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

FL has already gone to institutional shareholders (banks and such) to try to make their case. They collectively own 49% of the outstanding stock. These guys with their MBA's in Finance and accounting did not see this deal as appealing as <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> made it to be. Dec...

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

As a shareholder in <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>, I think they (YX) are being quite professional about the whole deal. Reading the stockholder prospectus on the proposed merger, there is a sense of urgency in AirTran management to push this thing forward. <acronym title="Midwe...

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

Being a stockholder in <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym>, I have access to the offer that AirTran has so kindly tendered. In the risks section, they have outlined the risks of having a large percentage of the fleet in Boeing 717's and if the FAA ever has to ground the fleet due to ...

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum
Replies: 238
Views: 23012

RE: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum
Replies: 238
Views: 23012

RE: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9511

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

1. There is no need for an additional 60 737s to be flying out of either <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> or <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>. If there were demand, they (YX)...

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum
Replies: 238
Views: 23012

RE: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Of These Has The Best Maintenance Record?
Replies: 9
Views: 3896

RE: Which Of These Has The Best Maintenance Record?

Working in aviation maintenance, I would say all of the airlines you have listed run decent maintenance operations with the exception of Northwest. I had an opportunity to see the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9 that went off the runway at <acronym title="Milwaukee - Gene...

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Officially Announces Sea-Tac
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

RE: Midwest Officially Announces Sea-Tac

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by Corsair2
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum
Replies: 238
Views: 23012

RE: Family Gets Kicked Off FL Plane Due To Tantrum

At least the Kuleszas are making some bad press for AirTran that the company well deserves. AirTran isn't exactly the model of customer service in the industry.

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by Corsair2
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Those Who Question Why We Are In Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 3697

RE: For Those Who Question Why We Are In Iraq

Since technically we are at war, the US should stop issuing student visas to foreign nationals who wish to study in our country. Support instead the many deserving US kids who want to further their education. I think however we need to separate the war in Iraq from the hunt for Al-Qaeda. The war in ...

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by Corsair2
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.
Replies: 66
Views: 2078

RE: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.

To the Chicago Bears, Nice game yesterday. Both your offense and defense were both there and also capitalizing on the element of the lake effect machine. To win next week, don't take any chances with Rex Grossman having an off day. Can't chance his off days in which he has earned the reputation Turn...

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by Corsair2
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potbelly Sandwiches...
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

RE: Potbelly Sandwiches...

Nobody beats Quiznos Subs! I will have to admit that I do like a Potbelly sandwich. Potbelly, just like Quiznos heats up their sandwiches in an oven to give a top notch sandwich. After going to Quiznos and Potbelly I can't settle for Subway.

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by Corsair2
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.
Replies: 66
Views: 2078

RE: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.

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by Corsair2
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.
Replies: 66
Views: 2078

RE: Saints-Bears: Patriots-Colts.

To the NE Patriots, Yesterdays performance was worse than pathetic. You were up by 18 points and blew a lead that the Colts should have never regained. Where was the defense yesterday? A pro like Brady should have been able to put to shame Peyton Manning and Adam Viniaterri. They play football like ...

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by Corsair2
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles
Replies: 11
Views: 6754

RE: Autothrottle Movement Of Staggered Throttles

In many of the newer FADEC throttle designs, an electric motor drives a sector gear pass which is coupled simultaneously to both levers. The throttles will stay split if they are moved apart from each other. This happens largely to account for an in-flight shutdown situation.

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by Corsair2
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slats & Recirculation Fan Logic
Replies: 1
Views: 2823

RE: Slats & Recirculation Fan Logic

HAWK21M, The air conditioning system controller is using the slats to tell if the aircraft has completed the climb segment of the flight with regards to pressurization of the airplane. The recirculation fan can be used at altitude to make the aircraft more efficient by not extracting more bleed air ...

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by Corsair2
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Efficiency Of Aircraft Via SFC & SR
Replies: 0
Views: 3461

Efficiency Of Aircraft Via SFC & SR

Suppose I wanted to compare two aircraft for fuel efficiency, one that is constructed of traditional 7075 aluminum and another that is constructed of composites. How could I make a meaningful comparisons given the fuel burn per hour and engine power figures? Would I want to calculate the specific fu...

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by Corsair2
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1987: IAE V2500 SuperFan Is Axed...why?
Replies: 36
Views: 10036

RE: 1987: IAE V2500 SuperFan Is Axed...why?

I remember that article. If the SuperFan and unducted fan engines from <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> & <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> been developed back in 1987 and put into airline service, then the airlines would be much ...

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by Corsair2
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air
Replies: 302
Views: 19298

RE: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air

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by Corsair2
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air
Replies: 302
Views: 19298

RE: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air

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by Corsair2
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air
Replies: 302
Views: 19298

RE: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air

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by Corsair2
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air
Replies: 302
Views: 19298

RE: Airtran Proposes Merger With Midwest Air

Air Tran is a pathetic, low quality airline that should have gone away years ago. People seem to have forgotten about that airline called ValuJet that had many safety violations and sub-standard maintenance practices (leading to the DC-9 crash in the Everglades in 1996). Air Tran today still takes a...

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by Corsair2
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sleeping Pills On Airplanes
Replies: 18
Views: 6471

Sleeping Pills On Airplanes

Does anyone know if the airlines offer any kind of sleeping pills or sedatives to help pass time on a flight? I was recently sitting in back of a full MD-80 on a 4 hour flight. Going to the dentist was a much more pleasant event.

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by Corsair2
Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAS 777 Trent Engine Failure On Takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 14287

MAS 777 Trent Engine Failure On Takeoff

Does anyone know any details about the recent <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> trent engine failure on the MAS 777 takeoff (9M-<acronym title="Anchorage - Merrill Field (MRI / PAMR), USA - Alaska">MRI</acronym>) out of Stockholm? My guess is that these were LPT blades e...

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