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by DFW17L
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meltdown at Austin, Tx.
Replies: 23
Views: 7128

Re: Meltdown at Austin, Tx.

Are you heading to Big D? I35 is an option.

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by DFW17L
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Triple-Simultaneous Landings
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Triple-Simultaneous Landings

DFW parallels arrivals on 18R + 17C + 17L (and 13R on the diagonal) makes it four.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 14582

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022

Was visiting Founders Plaza today. Saw an EVA 777 cargo flight leave west airfield and depart midfield on 18L. Very hot day and used half the runwway. Is that usual?

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by DFW17L
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Austin Growth
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: AUSTIN GROWTH

Because the euros like their racing and live music.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-100 "excessively cruciform" meaning?
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: Boeing 737-100 "excessively cruciform" meaning?

Could he mean lack of pitch range? Not a pilot…forgive my nomenclature usage.

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by DFW17L
Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 14582

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022

Had another round during the pre-dawn hours this morning (June 2).

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by DFW17L
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces Opening of LGA Headhouse and New Concourse E
Replies: 56
Views: 9333

Re: Delta Announces Opening of LGA Headhouse and New Concourse E

That looks very nice. LGA is coming along.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7
Replies: 114
Views: 22009

Re: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

I think it’s great that, while Delta was in operational meltdown, Ed was in Rome with the Pope: https://liveandletsfly.com/pope-francis-delta-ceo-ed-bastian/ Maybe he could focus on running the airline? While I agree with the sentiment Ed needs to get his house in order, the Papal visit was on May ...

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by DFW17L
Mon May 30, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7
Replies: 114
Views: 22009

Re: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

Does this mean you should avoid flying starting the 20th of the month or later on DL? Assuming flight crews have maxed their hours towards the end of the month?

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by DFW17L
Mon May 09, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 163
Views: 22443

Re: IAH Terminal D question

ObadiahPlainman wrote:
Yeah, it was that Customs connector.

Lower D was a hole, truth be told. When they built D, which was a forced design and hurried with little concern for architectural aesthetics, they just glommed it onto lower D and the older part of C.


“…forced…hurried…”. Two words that summarize IAH.

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by DFW17L
Sun May 08, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15728

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

If Boeing can come back from the horrible downturn in the early 70s, it can turn this around, too.

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by DFW17L
Sat May 07, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15728

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

In a name…The Lazy Bee. Stuff like this really makes me mad. Sure Boeing has been badly mismanaged for 25 years. But everyone I know is slammed with work and working very hard. With the exception of the self-serving leadership, no-one is Lazy right now. Apologies @BoeingGuy, it was meant in jest. S...

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by DFW17L
Sat May 07, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15728

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

In a name…The Lazy Bee.

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by DFW17L
Sat May 07, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13112

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Soccer riot.

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by DFW17L
Fri May 06, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 34856

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

They can always go back to building Hydrofoils, herding cattle or cutting lumber. Bill Boeing would be so proud.

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by DFW17L
Sun May 01, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 tribute
Replies: 57
Views: 8593

Re: American 727 tribute

I miss the AA 727…except for those compressor stalls. Nothing like an explosive sound followed by an uncomfortable dip on final.

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by DFW17L
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff
Replies: 25
Views: 5700

Re: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff

Bullwinkle on the r/w perhaps?

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by DFW17L
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5623

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

crownvic wrote:
I have a better idea. Relocate the Kowloon redevelopment area to to Lantau Island and reopen Kai Tak :)


I’d buy a ticket for that ride. :)

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by DFW17L
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31836

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Well now, that was the longest two weeks of my life.

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by DFW17L
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 3098

Re: American Airlines 757 RB211 Engine Sounds

I do miss the egg beaters. Very cool sound.

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miley Cyrus jet hit by lightning
Replies: 23
Views: 7571

Re: Miley Cyrus jet hit by lightning

As far as I know, she usually uses Flexjet and tends to fly on one of their G450s. If she was flying non-stop from the Los Angeles area to ASU, however, she'd have needed something with more range. Is it standard to make an emergency landing after a lightning strike? I know that an inspection is us...

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1036
Views: 209670

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

adv40624 wrote:
FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
God I hadn’t noticed before but those seats are slim.

I would agree with you. They look awfully thin and not comfortable at all.


Like a quilt covering plywood.

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by DFW17L
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW Weather - 3/21
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: DFW Weather - 3/21

It’s supposed to get bad starting at 10 am through early evening.

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots sue airline for post 9/11 neck pain
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: BA pilots sue airline for post 9/11 neck pain

Captain Over didn't have any problems (until he ate the fish).

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by DFW17L
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Does AA Standby List Order Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: How Does AA Standby List Order Work?

Looks like Texas Spring Break is returning with a vengeance at DFW/IAH/AUS.

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by DFW17L
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians
Replies: 18
Views: 6212

Re: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians

The Netherlands…the best thing to happen to our world. Such a small country making such a huge impact.

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by DFW17L
Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 6781

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Tune in tonight at 9et / 8 ct for Acronym Wars.

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by DFW17L
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot E145 directly to 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4334

Re: Pilot E145 directly to 777

I had a friend growing up in the 70s whose Dad was a very senior FE on a 727 at UA. He flew up and down the west coast and was home every night. And another friend’s dad was a CA on a UA DC-10. He flew overseas and was away a lot more - as one would expect. It’s good to have options.

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by DFW17L
Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 340
Views: 86010

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

It was certainly something to see (and hear).

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by DFW17L
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44143

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

So much for the McDonnell Douglas’ much vaunted TQMS (Total Quality Management System) they rolled out in the mid-80s. Seems that culture came over in the merger and its fruits are exposed.

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by DFW17L
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125478

Re: BA Considering A350 Configuration Changes

Worse than the galleys on the 787s?

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by DFW17L
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arctic Circle "Bump"
Replies: 21
Views: 6122

Re: Arctic Circle "Bump"

Red River bump…welcome home to Texas. The globe has countless bumps we cross.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11657

Re: 757 pilots having fun

If you can't have some fun now and then...

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by DFW17L
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW on Jan 1 — here come the Westerlies
Replies: 0
Views: 795

DFW on Jan 1 — here come the Westerlies

It may not be a Happy New Year at DFW. Strong westerly winds are forecast which can have a dramatic effect on operations. The saving grace is the winds are expected to shift to the North by mid-afternoon.

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by DFW17L
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Shanghai (PVG) cleaning procedures: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG
Replies: 29
Views: 8701

Re: DL287 Returns To SEA After Traveling Halfway To PVG

That has got to be a new record for not earning ff mileage credit (measured by time or distance).

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by DFW17L
Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin's troubled Brandenburg Airport still in crisis one year after opening
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: Berlin's troubled Brandenburg Airport still in crisis one year after opening

Noshow wrote:
Bacteria might be a problem of underused piping systems sitting idle for too long due to low passenger demand during covid peaks.


Hopefully the same issue won’t occur with the HVAC systems. That could cause a serious health issue.

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by DFW17L
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 7347

Re: BA sues ORD, concerning FOD damage to multiple aircraft

I guess the rats have moved outside (there are certainly a lot inside the terminals).

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by DFW17L
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Engine Out Diversion
Replies: 17
Views: 5483

Re: Alaska Airlines Engine Out Diversion

Maybe the passenger was terrified because it sounded like dogs barking “Jingle Bells”?

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by DFW17L
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Airport Wind Ops
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: DFW Airport Wind Ops

NE at 6 mph this afternoon. Lufthansa 748 just flew over using 35L… hervorragend.

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by DFW17L
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13799

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

Even less appealing? I didn’t know that was possible.

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by DFW17L
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates
Replies: 29
Views: 7098

Re: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates

Looks like the Salmon are running in Bristol, AK.

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by DFW17L
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today

Saw a cross-field approach to 31L around noon today. Later, I saw a 18R departure where they made a 90 degree turn to the West shortly after getting airborne. Wow.

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by DFW17L
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6294

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Galloping Gertie.

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by DFW17L
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual spool compressors vs. variable stator compressors
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Dual spool compressors vs. variable stator compressors

@convair880. Yes, jet propulsion technology is amazing.

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by DFW17L
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the DC-8 and DC-10 have the largest passenger windows of all commercial jetliners?
Replies: 15
Views: 3717

Re: Did the DC-8 and DC-10 have the largest passenger windows of all commercial jetliners?

The view of the English countryside from a Viscount window must have been marvelous.

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by DFW17L
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A couple of battery electric aircraft questions. 1 noise, and 1 cost.
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: A couple of battery electric aircraft questions. 1 noise, and 1 cost.

When someone cracks the energy storage issues (weight, recharge, pollution from manufacturing,…), they’ll be the richest person in the world.

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by DFW17L
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5896

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

https://www.texascentral.com/facts/
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Should be interesting to see what Texas Central Railway HSR does to DAL-HOU, DAL-CLL, and HOU-CLL, when it opens in 2026.

Project cost is $20B for a 400 km line, which works out to $50M/km.

Source: https://www.texascentral.com/facts/

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by DFW17L
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 24678

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Linemen in the back.

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