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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight
Replies: 12
Views: 6066

Re: Chaos erupts onboard Azul flight

I, for one, am relieved the USA doesn't have a monopoly on air rage incidents. But this seems more a publicity stunt than a genuine face-slapping incident at 30,000 feet. :-)

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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

Both Westjet and Air Canada need to make the in-transit process clearer for people in the US or Mexico considering buying tickets. It's hard to tell how much time is needed between connecting flights. Because the US requires a visa and full immigration and customs process when catching a connecting...

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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Has anyone here ever tried flying San Diego to Europe via Toronto? Before Covid it seemed like AirCanada was trying to make this an alternative route. But what wasn't clear to me is how passengers were being processed at Toronto. Were they screened by Canadian authorities at all? I imagine you'd hav...

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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Another thread in the forum is reporting that Swoop will start flying into San Diego non-stop from Edmonton. :-)

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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop adding San diego, Orlando sanford, and St Pete
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Swoop adding San diego, Orlando sanford, and St Pete

Woo hoo! West Edmonton Mall here I come!

Does this mean Canada will open up to Americans soon?

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by vedatil4
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

I remember WestJet offered flights from San Diego to Europe via Calgary before the pandemic. But at the time I wondered if I would have to go through Canadian immigrations and customs there. I remember this not being made clear on their webpage (ditto for Air Canada via Toronto). Would someone expl...

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by vedatil4
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

I remember WestJet offered flights from San Diego to Europe via Calgary before the pandemic. But at the time I wondered if I would have to go through Canadian immigrations and customs there. I remember this not being made clear on their webpage (ditto for Air Canada via Toronto). Would someone expla...

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by vedatil4
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Here's a very brief segment of a youtube vlog. It shows the inside of the new international terminal being built at TIJ and where it interfaces with the existing CBX bridge coming from San Diego. https://youtu.be/4IbGTz3nBNI?t=367 I can't wait to see which airlines show up after this field of dream...

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by vedatil4
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Here's a very brief segment of a youtube vlog. It shows the inside of the new international terminal being built at TIJ and where it interfaces with the existing CBX bridge coming from San Diego. https://youtu.be/4IbGTz3nBNI?t=367 I can't wait to see which airlines show up after this field of dreams...

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by vedatil4
Mon May 31, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 36
Views: 8666

Re: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2

Talking to relatives, the optics of the downgrade seems political to them. They made references to a time when Mexican trucks weren't being allowed to enter the US for different technical reasons. They see the Cat2 downgrade in a similar way; roadblocks to keep Mexican truckers, or pilots in this c...

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by vedatil4
Mon May 31, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 36
Views: 8666

Re: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2

I just came back from a Baja trip flying through the CBX terminal next to San Diego. The place was packed! There wasn't any parking available. So I doubt anyone there was even slightly concerned about the Cat2 rating. Talking to relatives, the optics of the downgrade seems political to them. They ma...

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by vedatil4
Sun May 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27000

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

But what really concerns me is how the government knew who was on the flight! If there was a social media post or tweet by said individual it wouldn't be so hard, and that's without an espionage division that they would have at their disposal. Many countries require a passenger manifest when reques...

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by vedatil4
Thu May 20, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 161
Views: 26340

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

The real fun will be when an ULCC carrier like Spirit or Ryanair flies TATL. I can't wait for the youtube videos of in-flight or airline terminal scuffles. Some people shouldn't fly to the other side of the pond.

JetBlue isn't a legacy carrier but seems to be offering a quality service.

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by vedatil4
Sun May 16, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Needless to say, the details of AS's new service to Belize have come out and SAN is not involved. Surprise. The service will apparently start in November and will be from LA and SEA. Surprise. Since SAN, as compared to LAX, doesn't have much service to Mexico or any service to Costa Rica or Belize,...

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by vedatil4
Fri May 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Lots of planning news items about San Diego area airports yesterday and today. Let's start off with the one I think will make locals "flip out" when they see the renderings. It's related to the Central Mobility Hub concept that has a peoplemover connection to San Diego airport. The Navy wa...

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by vedatil4
Sun May 09, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

In my e-mail this morning was something I haven't seen in a while: a letter from SAN President Kimberly Becker! Here's SAN's message for May: Dear friends and colleagues, I hope this note finds you well. We’ve had a lot of positive news in recent weeks regarding plans to further reopen our economy....

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by vedatil4
Wed May 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights

San Diego is getting all the Canada flights back by June. We're also adding a direct flight from Montreal. We could also count the flight from Everett as a Canada flight as it draws people from Vancouver. Tourism seems to be picking up quickly here. I imagine Canadians are ready to visit Sea World,...

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by vedatil4
Tue May 04, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights

San Diego is getting all the Canada flights back by June. We're also adding a direct flight from Montreal. We could also count the flight from Everett as a Canada flight as it draws people from Vancouver. Tourism seems to be picking up quickly here. I imagine Canadians are ready to visit Sea World, ...

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by vedatil4
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO
Replies: 17
Views: 4913

Re: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO

Would Volaris ever fly out of Tijuana Internationally? I remember few years ago they flew OAK-TIJ but it lasted a few months.. I know Tijuana has the 4th largest population and it is interesting how many flights day have a day. They are a big party city almost like the "Vegas" of Mexico. ...

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by vedatil4
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123590

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The name "Avelo" will appear familiar to people from southern California who've traveled in Mexico. In the early 2000s there was an airline called "Avolar" and there's currently an airline called "Volaris". I don't know if this was intentional or accidental. The word re...

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by vedatil4
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO
Replies: 17
Views: 4913

Re: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO

Volaris is doing great business out of TIJ airport. I'm glad to see they're adding planes.

Many years back, for a short while, you could buy Volaris tickets through Southwest's website.

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by vedatil4
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Would anyone here post information about the number of passenger arrivals at SAN in March 2021 vs March 2019 (before covid)? It seems tourism will roar back as the pandemic is brought under control. The passenger numbers at the CBX are already back to normal-time levels. The announcement of two 767 ...

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by vedatil4
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39250

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

I’m not an aerospace engineer, but shouldn’t that plane have main landing gear? Nose gear only seems like a poor design. :lol: You win this thread. That was a great catch. Maybe aircraft are expected to make belly landings all the time, with two engines missing, as they crash into the control tower...

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by vedatil4
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39250

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

Also, it seems like the runway part was joined to the airplane and acronym part later on.

The bottom part by itself must've seemed like for a car racetrack, sports banner, or future star wars movie to the casual observer.

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by vedatil4
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39250

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

That logo looks far far too complicated. What's wrong with a simple stylised plane that requires no more than 5 pen strokes, maybe a bit of a swoosh in there, and the name of the airport ? Straightforward, easy to understand and inoffensive... albeit likely to garner endless criticism on a.net beca...

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by vedatil4
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39250

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

Gotta love the right wing shown crashing into the tower, the mammoth, the checkered patterns at the runway, and the color scheme!

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by vedatil4
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 193
Views: 39250

Logo for Mexico City airport

It hasn't hit the news on English language sites yet, but on Spanish sites people are criticizing and making memes of the new logo for the airport at Santa Lucia. Google "logotipo aeropuerto felipe angeles" to see it. There's a mammoth walking in front of a control tower. (Yeah, you read t...

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by vedatil4
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4679

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

The UK still does some stuff non-metric. Distances and speeds are still in miles. Ales are still in pints.D I scared a bunch schoolkids a couple of years back by telling them that now Britain was leaving the European Union, everything, including currency, would be reverting to imperial measures. Po...

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by vedatil4
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

What you described is very similar to an airport terminal and set up currently under construction along the US-Mexico border. There are already USA customs people pre-screening trucks while inside Mexico. I believe someday they will be at TIJ airport pre-screening passengers. Not to get off topic, ...

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by vedatil4
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Volotea seem to have cancelled the route - no longer listed on their website Yes, looks like it’s been cancelled. An article by EuropaSur cites lack of permits and no work happening to secure the legal protections in time for the launch. Source (in Spanish): https://www.europasur.es/gibraltar/Volot...

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by vedatil4
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Volotea seem to have cancelled the route - no longer listed on their website No surprise knowing the tense history of the place and the airport location itself. In fact, the Spanish side doesn't even call the border a "border" there. They use the word "verja" which translates in...

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by vedatil4
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

I found some new info about the new international terminal at TIJ that will effectively serve San Diego with its associated no-man's land. https://www.wsp.com/es-CO/proyectos/nuevo-edificio-procesador-de-pasajeros (has new renderings and general project info) Here's a translation of the project info...

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by vedatil4
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 174
Views: 22499

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

https://news.delta.com/delta-celebrates ... laga-spain


Thanks.

I can't wait to get back there once covid is under control. All this time I figured I'd have to go through Madrid.
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
Delta had a transatlantic route to Malaga from JFK
https://news.delta.com/delta-celebrates ... laga-spain


Thanks.

I can't wait to get back there once covid is under control. All this time I figured I'd have to go through Madrid.

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by vedatil4
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 174
Views: 22499

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Question: have there even been direct flights from the USA to Malaga? Or a nearby airport along the coast?

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by vedatil4
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4679

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

Then, you don’t know what a nautical mile is—one minute of latitude. Last I knew, latitude on Earth was Earth-based. It is a very useful measurement if you’ve ever used a......chart. True, I haven't used a navigation chart. I'm approaching this from a civil or mechanical engineering perspective. Th...

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by vedatil4
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

That's an idea! Pax could fly into Brown Field and be shuttled to the CBX, the flights into Brown Field would be domestic, just like the CBX bridge to TIJ, but just in the opposite direction. Pax who live in TIJ could walk across the CBX bridge, take a shuttle bus a mile up to Brown Field and take ...

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by vedatil4
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Is it possible California Pacific, or a similar airline concept with similar planes, could fly out of Brown Field? There's a plan for a "Metropolitan Airpark" there. Maybe flights from Brown Field to the LA, Vegas, and Phoenix areas could work there more than from Carlsbad. A shuttle bus ...

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by vedatil4
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Yes. God forbid a country seek to have its own sovereignty, controls and freedoms that you and your country enjoys. Hypocrite much? It seems like HM Government in Gibraltar has already agreed to allow Spanish Frontex employees at the airport. https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases/chief-minist...

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by vedatil4
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Pretty interesting to see direct flights between Gibraltar and Spain. Iberia’s flight to GIB from MAD stopped in 2008. Thoughts? Source: https://www.chronicle.gi/new-flights-from-gibraltar-to-bilbao-this-summer-govt-confirms/ Madrid is relatively easy and cheap to get to by train or bus, so it's pr...

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by vedatil4
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

This new flight from BIO to GIB is likely to face legal challenges resulting from the regulatory framework that is currently in place. Newspaper “EuropaSur” has consulted the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and here’s the relevant bit of information from the article (in Spanish): • Gibraltar is...

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by vedatil4
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Thanks for clarifying. I was curious because I've been following Brexit saga unfold from the other side of the pond like a soap opera. I know that there was talk of making Gibraltar Schengen so people could still walk back and forth like they had gotten used to during EU times. However this might'v...

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by vedatil4
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Thanks for clarifying. I was curious because I've been following Brexit saga unfold from the other side of the pond like a soap opera. I know that there was talk of making Gibraltar Schengen so people could still walk back and forth like they had gotten used to during EU times. However this might'v...

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by vedatil4
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Thanks for clarifying. I was curious because I've been following Brexit saga unfold from the other side of the pond like a soap opera. I know that there was talk of making Gibraltar Schengen so people could still walk back and forth like they had gotten used to during EU times. However this might've...

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by vedatil4
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Is it possible California Pacific, or a similar airline concept with similar planes, could fly out of Brown Field? There's a plan for a "Metropolitan Airpark" there. Maybe flights from Brown Field to the LA, Vegas, and Phoenix areas could work there more than from Carlsbad. A shuttle bus c...

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by vedatil4
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4188

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

Interesting. Will this flight be treated like a flight inside of Spain or as an international flight after arriving at Gibraltar? I imagine no immigration check but only a customs check by UK officials.

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by vedatil4
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33270

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Today's Union-Tribune has an article about future projects at Brown and Montgomery Fields. The Brown Field project seems much further along. It's called "Metropolitan Airpark". Here's some information and renderings: https://www.proxioshowcase.com/united-states/california/san-diego/commerc...

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by vedatil4
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4679

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

AFAIK, ex-Soviet countries still use horsepower instead of kilowatts for engine power and kilograms-force (which is metric but not SI) instead of kilonewtons for thrust. I forgot to mention that the PD-14 turbofan for the upcoming Irkut MC-21 aircraft is so named because the engine has a nominal th...

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by vedatil4
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4679

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

Airbus are AWG. Any quick explanation on why it gets smaller the higher the number ? The AWG number was based on how many times a wire had been passed through a die. The more passes, the thinner the wire would get. I'm surprised Airbus adopted that system of wire measurement since they're based in ...

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by vedatil4
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4679

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

So now I'm wondering if aircraft are being built with metric electrical wires or American Wire Gauge wires. The fun happens when you take a metric wire stripper to an american wire. I hope mechanics around the world know AWG wires get smaller the higher the number. Airbus are AWG. Any quick explana...

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