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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The rebuilt Beech 18/C-47
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: The rebuilt Beech 18/C-47

Twin Wasp was a R-1830 by Pratt which would never have fit on a Twin Beech. Not all historical documents are correct.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

If the 1980 fare price of $500, in 2019 dollars, is $1556 and the current DTW-FRA fare is $1,000; it is currently 67% of the 1980 fare, PERIOD. Producer costs don’t matter except in that most airline labor costs have declined as a factor of deregulation, which is a detriment to the labor and a benef...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Plane identification

You posted two different planes—the first is a 314 flying boat-1939-1941 when they were taken up for war effort. Th3 pic over NYC is a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, early to mid fifties.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

I grew up in the deregulation era and I assure you I'm paying a lot more now than I was then and getting less. The only real plus today over flying in the late 70's and early 80's is the IFE everything else is a downgrade. Complete nonsense if you adjust for inflation. Please give one example. DTW-...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15s at JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: F-15s at JFK

Not exactly in the overhead pattern

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

I think it's more of an issue of price fixing. US airlines seem to refuse to compete on price and put a lot of effort into matching prices. They almost act as a cartel. Umm...they do compete on price, and that’s why the other airlines match. Because otherwise most of the business would go to the ai...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

No, the carrier is offering to supply their services at their price level, consumers decide whether it is worth the money. That’s controlling supply, not demand. ECON 101 there.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

Airlines can most certainly control demand in a market by pricing. Economic silliness. A carrier can only control the supply by how many seats they choose to put in a market. If they put lots of seats in the market, the price of those seats will fall. Wouldn’t it be nice if airlines or any firm cou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

They still get to their destinations, don’t they? DL is a profit making enterprise, you have to expect them to organize their services appropriately. BTW, when an airline reduces service from 3/day to 1/day, they’re just shifting the supply curve to the left which creates a new equilibrium price fo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

DTW-KEF is “underserved” because WOW went bankrupt trying to serve it and other underserved markets at bargain fares. DL wants pax to connect thru ATL because they cannot get pax to pay a premium to fly non-stop to SRQ, etc. There’s a large flow of New Englanders flying to/from Florida, but few non-...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Do nuclear aircraft carriers transit the Panama Canal ?

Carriers are well past post-Panamax size in beam of the flight deck. We could take it back, but it wouldn’t change anything.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jets on display?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Jets on display?

They all come from DM in Tucson. At some point, anything of value is stripped and the airframe sold to scrappers. They might be a source unless your congressman has pull to let AMARC release one. KMSP had a SR-71 for years until the USAF took it back. You thought the F-100 was hot on the outside, sh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

There are no certified, passenger electric planes

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

They still get to their destinations, don’t they? DL is a profit making enterprise, you have to expect them to organize their services appropriately. BTW, when an airline reduces service from 3/day to 1/day, they’re just shifting the supply curve to the left which creates a new equilibrium price for...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

WTH is “market suppression”? Maybe the DTW retirees just died off or stayed in FL; maybe the market dwindled; maybe 300 per day is unprofitable while 100 per day at higher fares is. Airlines respond to the market, not the other way around.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

If blocked, a bizjet.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 47
Views: 6793

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

True, better aerodynamics for best field performance, but without the engines to counter wing bending, the structure’s is heavier than optimum which imposes fuel burn penalty. The MD-90 needed ballast forward to account for the heavier V2500, plus a bunch a aerodynamic “fixes” aft to meet stall char...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 117
Views: 18564

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

phatfarmlines wrote:
Any reason the circle-to-land to the 1's are not available for landing to increase throughput?


Airlines are authorized to circle except as a visual pattern and it wouldn’t help.

Again, KSFO needs real parallel runways but the SFO NIMBYs and eco crazies refuses to join the 21st century

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 35
Views: 885

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

Better than UA, worse than DL. They’re all just transportation on extruded tubes. I find SQ and EK better than any on them, but still a ride.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 61
Views: 12509

Re: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL

Check flying is gone, replaced by electronic clearing. Auto parts is like “hot shot” trucking. Assembly line is about to run out and shut down. The manufacturer calls out the cavalry—last minute operators who don’t have the capital to buy new planes or equip them with stuff like FDR or the like. Th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 61
Views: 12509

Re: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL

Check flying is gone, replaced by electronic clearing. Auto parts is like “hot shot” trucking. Assembly line is about to run out and shut down. The manufacturer calls out the cavalry—last minute operators who don’t have the capital to buy new planes or equip them with stuff like FDR or the like. Thi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4086

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

I was the ADO at a Reserve wing about to start the weekly scheduling meeting. Someone walked in with the news. Wing CC said, “we’re at war, boys”. Meeting was over

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 61
Views: 12509

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Parts carriers for the auto industry, always a dodgy deal. What makes you say that? Just curious? Well, when I flew checks we lost 4 planes and pilots in 3 years. Guys in the check flying business thought auto parts was a cutthroat, marginal operation. I’ve seen operators that still in the business...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 61
Views: 12509

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Parts carriers for the auto industry, always a dodgy deal.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: why don't world leaders/governments use LHR when meeting in London?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: why don't world leaders/governments use LHR when meeting in London?

The correct term for government planes is “state” aircraft. For UN meetings, it’s frequently a drop at JFK and reposition to SWF, CEF or elsewhere for RONs. Northolt is close in, but runway length is too short for airliner sized state aircraft. FAB, STN, BZZ or MLD are other options.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17926

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Millions of cubicle dwellers, slaving away the days for a measly paycheck and a bleak future, are undoubtedly wailing and gnashing teeth over the plight of these poor pilots that can't make due on 200k/year. ...and I am betting that all of them if they had the power to shut down their employer to g...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".
Replies: 49
Views: 1790

Re: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".

There is nothing but nothing in the Constitution that says Muslims can not serve in Congress. People who are afraid of what they do not know think it is awful to include others.


Yet, Dems esp Dianne Feinstein think there’s a religious test for SCOTUS justices and Catholics need not apply.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17926

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

I’m amazed at how poor BA pilot pay is now, I had assumed they made US rates. Pre-tax, they’re half to two-thirds of US pilots; easily half after taxes. The USD 250,000 bizjet captain is becoming more common on the coasts. They should be on strike and not for three days, until BA gives up.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Travel dilemma

Net Jets or Vista Jet will do it, they’ll even wait for your return. If you have a cancer treatment appointment, Corporate Angel Network might help. It’s these trips that drive bizjet operations GF Just a bit out of my budget, but thanks ! Yes, posted in jest. Always amazed me to fly a Falcon, LGA ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8788

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

I suspect the answer is no, or it would have been done already. But as technology on composite materials and advanced aerodynamics gets better all the time, could we ever reach a point when an ultralight non-pressurised passenger jet flying low becomes more efficient than the current ones despite t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane hunters question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Hurricane hunters question?

Not according to the OG during the conversion to the J, pilots could easily do it. He was later my boss, flew a lot with him, great stories.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Travel dilemma

Net Jets or Vista Jet will do it, they’ll even wait for your return. If you have a cancer treatment appointment, Corporate Angel Network might help.

It’s these trips that drive bizjet operations

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8788

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

Or a Lear 45/75, Citation X, real light Global.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15s at JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Re: F-15s at JFK

Odd HUREVAC base when there is an F-15 ANG base 35 minutes north. In any case, it would have been cool to see 4 Eagles in the break over JFK.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7016

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

They’re devices to transport one from A to B; don’t care what it looks, sounds like. If it does its job, fine by me. If the service is better, personal and seats comfy, so much the better.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus change the aircraft codes for the A220?
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Will Airbus change the aircraft codes for the A220?

The TCDS governs the plane’s coding, but airline marketing can call it whatever they want.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: A question once again about PVD.

Upset training at BDR.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber?
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: B2 Bomber?

There was an infamous dining-in, huge in scale, that featured AVM Broadhurst as speaker. The attendees, all well into their cups, included several navigators and bomb aimers who stood up and pronounced him, .”an f’ing murderer”; which wasn’t true, but put a damper on things. Pprune had a hilarious t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: A question once again about PVD.

L39 is Czech trainer, no threat to Warwick.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: I have begun reading stuff

I read about 2 hardcover non-fiction books a week. This week it’s The Economists’ Hour and The Walls have Ears . The first is an economic history of the post-war era, very good. I don’t agree with it all, but interesting. Anyone who thinks the Laffer Curve was the origination of supply-side theory n...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 70
Views: 2035

Re: FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!

Don’t know what “correct” league they pay in, but I’m thinking it’s a bunch of guys playing a teenage girls’ game. They should be ashamed of themselves for not wanted concussions.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

Why wait for the NTSB report when we have the ‘Texas fishing forum’ Yhtbsm Hahaha, yes: I had a great laugh at "Texas Fishing Forum" source as well... Max, for someone who's been around long enough to fly the 727: You sure are up on your Millennial-style internet vocabulary! I had to goog...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Distance/Go Around Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2446

Re: Landing Distance/Go Around Question

It wasn’t the dumb system, it did its job by the aural warning “Long Landing”. The dumb system was an SOP that took judgement away from the pilots who clearly could see the 3100m remaining.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Distance/Go Around Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2446

Re: Landing Distance/Go Around Question

It wasn’t the dumb system, it did its job by the aural warning “Long Landing”. The dumb system was an SOP that took judgement away from the pilots who clearly could the 3100m remaining.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC at airports temporarily closed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: ATC at airports temporarily closed.

The airport operator (owner) and the FAA ATC services are different agencies. The Centers operate almost never closing except as when Chicago closed due to fire. MIami Center and Oceanic Control (KZMA) certainly stayed open as it covers a lot of airspace. Approach radar at places like MCO likely sta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Distance/Go Around Question
Replies: 29
Views: 2446

Re: Landing Distance/Go Around Question

Trademarks!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

More like 20,000 bizjets.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: A question once again about PVD.

Gee, my question about red stars wasn’t that far off....


GF

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