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by GatorClark
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12369

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

Probably won't even be a file letter unless a loss of separation occurred as a result. Maybe a call from the FOQA gatekeeper. AA has a no-fault go around policy. This incident will likely be included in our human factors training in recurrent. Forgive me for asking, but what exactly is a "no-f...

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by GatorClark
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12220

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... Not sure where you get that assumption from. I consistently fly through several of...

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by GatorClark
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 6926

Re: Scapping the first A380

To be fair, doesn't the protoype of any aircraft model take a severe beating that shortens it's service life? I could be way off about that.. BUT I wholeheartedly agree with you guys.. Not entirely sure where this thread is going with so many initial statements grossly off. And again, the OP does ra...

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by GatorClark
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12725

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s biggest airline should earn about $3 billion in profit before taxes. Parker made the declaration at a meeting with an...

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by GatorClark
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162820

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

So for the specific question that I really dont want to read through 14 pages of to find.. What does this mean for the route to RSW? Other than Air Canada & WestJet, (which I personally don't consider truly "International") the Air Berlin flights are our only trans-oceanic internationa...

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by GatorClark
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46716

Re: BA's Next US Destination

CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively. Personally, I think both airports should be dehubbed though, so if in the (highly unlikely) event that ever happened, BA could start service there. As far as that thought goes, that is exactly why I personally could se...

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by GatorClark
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19172

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

$150K of revenue more than covers the gas. Except a 747-400 cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $187,000 an hour to operate. So I'm almost certain it was just operating cost they were charging. Especially when it most likely dead-headed down. Yeah no. Those are AF1 hourly numbers, not your regula...

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by GatorClark
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19172

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

TVNWZ wrote:
$150K of revenue more than covers the gas.


Except a 747-400 cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $187,000 an hour to operate. So I'm almost certain it was just operating cost they were charging. Especially when it most likely dead-headed down.

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 17852

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Let me ask this question because it is going over my head (no pun intended)... Why would anyone WANT to start Europe to BNA? I mean we are talking Nashville TENNESSEE right? What is the appeal? As far as I know, Nashville's only real claim to fame is being the Country Music capitol of the world whic...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5446

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

Oh yes this is absolutely racism.. They found ONE black guy who didn't listen to crew member instructions and decided to leave his bag in the aisle, and picked on him.. Totally ignoring at least TWO other black guys in the immediate vicinity. I say at least because I have no clue who their manager i...

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by GatorClark
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.
Replies: 18
Views: 4974

Re: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.

Forgive me if this sounds ignorant, but why can't there be no age limit at all? As long as you can pass the physical & mental tests, and continue to be proficient on your type rat(ings), why shouldn't you be allowed to continue flying? Especially considering these two points A) every cockpit has...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 22980

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

I've been in contact with the group that is spearheading this campaign/proposal I guess you could call it. And they have informed me that they are generating more steam for this at UA than DL.. At their request, I came up with something that keeps the United name, but still pays what I believe to be...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27281

Re: The Mighty 757

Will never forget my first time onboard one, turning left after boarding our HP 757 to ORD, cant beat it! Thats actually kind of funny because my first ever 757 flight was on a UA 757 out of DCA bound for ORD.. I wasn't even supposed to be on it, but my flight from CLT-ORD was canceled after severa...

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by GatorClark
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69823

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

coolian2 wrote:
If you think that picture is generic or anything like that.....you need some new glasses matey.


To be honest, it looks like a cross between a 787-10 and an A330.. To me that is pretty generic.. But that's just my opinion.

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by GatorClark
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69823

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

I don't know.. It just seems to me that airliners had a much better look about them 30 years ago. Everything was unique and recognizable. Airliners had a sexiness about them. These just look like another rehash of the same old same old twin jet widebody. I miss the days of planes like the 707, 727, ...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12489

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

FYI about Brightline...Their service in South Florida (besides the Orlando run) will be downtown Miami to downtown Fort Lauderdale to downtown West Palm on the FEC line. Other than a future direct-access pedestrian walkway to the Metrorail station a few blocks away from the Miami station (which can...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12489

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

I don't think its a matter of not being able to afford it but more so along the lines of "Why should they?" Its like you said. There is a huge NYC-MIA market. Why would they want to jump into a market that is heavily saturated with at the very least, AA which I might remind you, is a FORTR...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4331

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

To be honest, I don't know why more Caribbean-based airlines serve ORD. Caribbean doesn't, Air Jamaica doesn't, (yes I know they are now part of Caribbean) and neither does Bahamas.. Would love to see NAS-ORD come to fruition.

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by GatorClark
Mon May 29, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4331

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

They could always try and operate NAS-ORD if they want Asian connections. Cathay, All Nippon, Korean, JAL & Hainan (hope I spelled that right) all serve ORD. And Chicago is doable on their current aircraft. Although i really do think they need an upgrade.. Maybe some used 737-700's or some new M...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 23, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5511

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

Continually being made does not mean continually being used... how many 1976-made aircrafts still flying? My point is that one is the by product of the other. Aircraft do indeed wear out. All things do. But if Concorde had been profitable, and there was still a market for it, doesn't it stand to re...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 12536

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I'm mostly a lurker, be gentile... :) Yes, most of us are Gentiles, but there are also Jews, Muslims and Hindus, along with a few atheists. :) Best response of the day award goes to this right here. You involved all major religions (and lack thereof for the atheists) without starting a religion war...

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by GatorClark
Mon May 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5511

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As if other planes at the time have been continually used.... Well.. Concorde was introduced in 1976 after the project was started in 1969.. During that same time period, we have seen the 737 introduced in 1968 which is still in service, the 747 introduced in 1969, also still in service (though I w...

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by GatorClark
Mon May 22, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5511

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As much as I would love to see something like this succeed, they lost me at "small SST"... Concorde was what you would call small, only having about the capacity of a 717 and didn't make enough of a profit (if any if I remember correctly) to warrant continued use. Not to mention as you fol...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 15758

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Actually I reverse my opinion. going through the filing there might be an effort, not ALPA led though, to intimidate pilots. Several have been recorded that there is intimidation and a website was created to call out piliots by name who picked up time I'm sorry but I take to heart what my 6th grade...

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by GatorClark
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102757

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

A couple people have mentioned that Boeing would have a stronger case if they still produced the 717. I disagree. The only thing really comparable between the 717 and CSeries is size. The 717 can't do much more than about 3 hours. After that it quickly runs out of fuel capacity and weight. It's a 1...

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by GatorClark
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 7686

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

Wasn't Atlas all 747 for awhile?

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by GatorClark
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102757

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Oh please. This is stupid. Boeing is mad because the lost an order for a 100 seater to BBD from DL. Maybe if Boeing hadn't ceased production of the 717, they wouldn't be having this "temper tantrum" Bombardier wanted to make a sale. DL told them what it would take and they met that. Get ov...

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by GatorClark
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 21215

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

I wonder if the ORD MKE flight was an equipment swap. AFAIK ORD-MKE is usually only CR2s. Wait are there SERIOUSLY Chicago-Milwaukee flights?! You could quite literally take Amtrak for most likely the same amount of time when you consider security at the airports versus Amtrak, they have a stop in ...

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by GatorClark
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 3898

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

Ok, I would normally stay out of these kind of topics but I cannot resist this one. As someone who was trained to be a law enforcement officer here in the state of Florida (though I opted not to persue the career) I can tell you that there are very specific and tactful ways that this should have bee...

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by GatorClark
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?
Replies: 29
Views: 7551

Re: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?

Cayman Airways flys the 737-300



Bahamasair still flys the 737-500

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by GatorClark
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7394

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Primarily sold to Japanese customers Not just primarily, pretty sure it was exclusively. If not, then who else took a 747SR? I did.. I bought one for personal use.. Its sitting on my ocean front property in Arizona.. You just have to cross the Golden Gate to get to it. :duck: Sorry... I couldn't re...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dreadful Liveries
Replies: 74
Views: 10516

Re: Dreadful Liveries

Probably going to catch hell for it, but the can of worms has been opened so here is my opinion.. Personally, I can deal with the livery of every single airline in the world, (minus WOW Air, that purple gives me a headache) just PLEASE dont make me keep looking at the HORRENDOUS new Spirit paint sch...

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by GatorClark
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers
Replies: 102
Views: 17375

Re: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers

Where does Eastern fit into all this? I was thinking, (could be wrong) that they applied for USA-Cuba as well.. Maybe I have bad info. Somebody please clarify or correct me. In a more rhetorical aspect, maybe with the restart of US-Cuba, we will see a new Pan Am restart EYW-HAV.. :lol:

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by GatorClark
Mon May 30, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 39966

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

Personally, I think at this point, with the changes they are proposing for a MAX 10, they might actually be better off with a clean sheet design. The lengthened landing gear is a good idea, along with the bigger engine, but I think they should also slide the wing box a little farther back to counter...

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by GatorClark
Fri May 27, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many foreign pax 747s still come into the USA?
Replies: 59
Views: 13435

How many foreign pax 747s still come into the USA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FSDan" class="quote" target="_blank">FSDan</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Here are the 744 operations this summer that I ...

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by GatorClark
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK New 777 Biz Class Seat Demonstration
Replies: 45
Views: 13073

RE: EK New 777 Biz Class Seat Demonstration

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adamblang" class="quote" target="_blank">adamblang</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Taste is subjective but good god that's ...

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by GatorClark
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Young Baby Dies Inflight LHR-HKG On Cathay
Replies: 46
Views: 22340

RE: Young Baby Dies Inflight LHR-HKG On Cathay

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Is there a minimum flying age for ba...

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by GatorClark
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Gets Rid Of Rez Fees
Replies: 30
Views: 6872

RE: Delta Gets Rid Of Rez Fees

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/32andBelow%2Creply%3D2+Who+books+over+the+phone." class="quote" target="_blank">32andBelow,reply=2 </a>:Who books over the phone.<br/><i/></font...

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by GatorClark
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 90th United....
Replies: 20
Views: 2858

RE: Happy 90th United....

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/United1" class="quote" target="_blank">United1</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>thanks for always making my journeys ...

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by GatorClark
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Whats The Next Merger?
Replies: 40
Views: 8535

RE: So Whats The Next Merger?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Personally I ha...

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by GatorClark
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

RE: Why Has Supersonic Transport Not Been Reevaluated?

Personally, I think it is obsolete technology. Why spend upwards of $9k (cheapest I've heard and in US dollars) for a one way trip to London from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> for an important business meeting that, wi...

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by GatorClark
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coming Reductions in United Express Flying
Replies: 49
Views: 20987

Coming Reductions in United Express Flying

At first glance, and considering there is a thread a couple threads down that is title along the lines of United ordering 20x A380's + 10 options, I thought this was an April Fools joke... Which I'm sure the A380 is.. Personally, I'm not a fan of <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> aircraf...

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by GatorClark
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should G4 Merge Or Be Bought Out?
Replies: 33
Views: 6514

RE: Should G4 Merge Or Be Bought Out?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Freshside3" class="quote" target="_blank">Freshside3</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Put Clearwa...

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by GatorClark
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St-Maarten Wants To Be A Regional Hub
Replies: 17
Views: 9905

RE: St-Maarten Wants To Be A Regional Hub

Adding a parallel taxiway from the 10 end to midfield instead of having to back taxi would do wonders for <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), St. Maarten">SXM</acronym>'s desire to become a regional hub.. That is the first thing they should consider doing befor...

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by GatorClark
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Entrepreneurialism In Aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 5664

RE: What Happened To Entrepreneurialism In Aviation?

As someone who would also love to start my own airline one day, (don't see it coming to fruition, but hey, one can dream right?) I think the key lies with a long gone railroad company that I think had it right.. The Southern Railroad once said that they asked themselves at the formation of Amtrak, a...

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by GatorClark
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sullenberger Criticizes LGA Plans
Replies: 84
Views: 21469

RE: Sullenberger Criticizes LGA Plans

This is my first post here but I have been lurking and reading through this forum for years now, but personally I don't see any difference between <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>'s runways ...

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