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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and related topics discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 4279

Re: NATO and related topics discussion

Now you're being an idiot, the end of the cold war was wasted, it was the perfect opportunity for the world to disarm, we screwed that up. There is absolutely no reason to suggest Russia would have tried to expand if NATO didn't exist. An EU on friendly terms with Russia would be a far better outco...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Is Prince Andrew planning to revisit his US sex abuse case?

Let's say he makes this go away. Wasn't he still great friends with Epstein, over many years, even after he was convicted ? Pretty much everyone except Melinda Gates was friends with Epstein. Is it really so hard to believe that trafficking young women is extremely common? I am not even totally sur...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

And, it’s not like TRANSCOM doesn’t charter for the USG. There’s a huge amount of charter everyday.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop in the 747. Better yet, try ordering civilian pilots to fly into hostile environs or known threat areas. At that point you're reduc...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Yes, but the records are retained, so a career could be monitored. The flight, at one point prior to departure, might have been re-routed south to avoid high radiation levels. Cruise level was F410 to start, crossing the polar region at F450-470.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 27
Views: 1183

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

The USAF doesn’t need transport aircraft at all really. It’s much cheaper for Transcom to contract out cargo to civilian airliners. Except CRAF freighters don’t have roll-on, roll-off capability as the C-5 and C-17 do. Try driving a tank, a Mark V boat, or multiple helicopters on a 747. Try airdrop...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DHL and cargo carriers
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: DHL and cargo carriers

Carry DHL cargo! I have a misdelivered DHL package they’d been threatening to deliver for a week. It was delivered, by their picture, in some other town.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Caryjack wrote:
Fractional flight, one that selects rules from different regulatory groups to form a legally viable package?


At least in the US, follows Part 91K.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Aesma wrote:
What is a "solar radiation mitigation program" ?


The program forecast solar radiation at high latitudes, tracks crews do they don’t exceed a certain cumulative radiation exposure.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

a320fan wrote:
What does fractional flight mean?


Where the owner owns a quarter share and gets 200 hours per year of use, then pays by the hour.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

135 would have to comply with ETOPS after 180 minutes, but NTT might have to anyway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

They said so? Not sure 135 would be any different.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Not by regulation, but included in the polar ops plan. An airline has more options to “bail out” a diversion into some godforsaken northern divert base, but NTT wanted on their first such trip to have ready options.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

4 pilots, 4 hour turns, double berth in the crew rest. Not sure how they scheduled F/As. Polar Ops approved including solar radiation mitigation program, “rescue” planes in Norway and AK, in the event of diversion, polar survival kits on board. FOB at the last ETP (AK/ HI) would have had them landin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Longest Fractional Flight

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N17 ... /LSZH/PHKO
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Lots of discussion of EU to Hawaii service. It looks like Net Jets just did what might be the longest fractional flight—ZRH to KOA (Kona); 15.0 hours passed 170 nautical south of the pole.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N17 ... /LSZH/PHKO

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at PWM?
Replies: 18
Views: 5022

Re: Incident at PWM?

It was closed by NOTAM for snow removal, but not all day.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Obviously we'll cut all the foreign aid, sorry Haiti, but that's only going to net $6.4b/yr. Let's go to food stamps and farm subsidies next. Can all of them, farms will fail, people will go hungry and possibly die, and we'll potentially cause a little international agricultural crisis as we clean ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4366

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

But somehow a majority of american voters keep insisting this won’t work in their particular society, even though it works elsewhere. American exceptionalism at it’s most naive and darkest. o Because criminals would know that all of their potential victims are unarmed. Where as now there are potent...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46081

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Sorry Nicoeddf, but this was a serious event that bears significant scrutiny. Had the DL aircraft that departed before the incident aircraft not been a widebody, and thus had a longer interval before the incident aircraft could depart, this could have been an actual metal-bending event. I disagree ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46081

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Why you can't do that on an airplane is mind boggling. Maybe what can come out of this is a dot on a map on a screen that says "you are HERE, now go HERE" That would make too much sense in an aviation industry plagued by pilots who think they are (or should be) god and c-suite managers wh...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46081

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

With digital clearances that can be entered and executed by the crew, we need to enable datalink taxi clearances that then are highlighted in the MAP display. We, in Globals and Challengers had an expanded taxi chart with ownship—just add the means to overlay the taxi route. I’d also agree the clear...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

The debt ceiling is a tool Congress came up with because it creates a problem that Congress can blame on the president, who needs the solution that only Congress can provide. Congress gets to beat the president and then be seen as the savior, all while extracting concessions. The interesting thing ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46081

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

But that would contradict the JonNYC tweets from a passenger who said that the plane accelerated to get off the runaway. Since there apparently will be no CVR, they can tell any story they want. Perfect. If I'm the FO, however, and it seemed to me like the leak to Forbes was designed by the airline...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation comes up, Republicans think we don't need taxes but we can just spend, spend, spend especially for the military. THAT is where cuts need to start. Cutting 500 low level IRS employees will no...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: True Altitude

It’s in every Jeppesen documents, J-AID

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7801

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Considering the wet winter weather, I’d think icing, airframe or eng8ne, might be a factor—it’d explain the slow climb. Icing would also explain why he didn’t want to climb above 5,000’. Belay that, here’s a report that the pilot reporting losing oil pressure at 1725 LT https://www.msn.com/en-us/tra...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Yes’m austerity isn’t necessarily the answer, but reforming 90 year old programs can be the answer. We’re not gonna starve because Big Sugar and Big Corn don’t get their accustomed subsidies. Besides, discretionary spending isn’t the looming problem—SSA and Medicare are and it has shouted from the r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 167745

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread

airlineworker wrote:
Too many wasted years to bring this aircraft to market. Kind of surprised by delay after delay, Japanese companies are careful not to over promise and plan well for production. Not this time. Embraer owns the 70+ seat market.


Owning a market with few buyers isn't a good plan.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25676

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Again, why is Baldwin being treated different from Joe Nobody in middle America who didn't know the gun was loaded and gets a slap on the wrist? Those Joe Nobodys aren't on a movie set where full time people get paid to manage the firearms and ammo. I wouldn’t bet Joe Nobody is getting his wrist sl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Look at the tax trends after 2020, when revenue really took off after all the tax changes worked thru the economy. It’s not just one year.

The true “tax” burden government imposes is the spending, not taxes. We need spendingbto decline as a percentage of GDP.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 34928

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Even acknowledging all this, though, the article is complementary of the KC-46 from all perspectives, including boomers. It has a significant flaw in the RVS and that is not disputed by anyone. But overall, the aircraft is a major improvement. Boeing disputed that the RVS was flawed for years. But ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 34928

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Incident refuelling an F15 Old news https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/11/03/kc-46-tankers-boom-breaks-dents-plane-while-refueling-fighter-jet/ I assume the F-15 was in a position to divert You (almost) never do “tank or swim”. There’s always a divert. The HH-60s do, or did, hav...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

As I said what's needed is a golden rule not a debt ceiling. It would be impossible to pass a gigantic tax cut in these circumstances if you don't cut a lot of spending to account for it. Simply cutting spending will do zero to the debt. We need income. Taxes. But, for some reason, when taxation co...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7801

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

Single engine night IFR enough said. Please enlighten us with what you are trying to say. There are plenty of pilots with plenty of IFR experience and able to safely fly at night. SEP night IFR, a safe flight is hanging on one engine and much less system redundancy. I listened to a SEP pilot who lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25676

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Six? The closest thing I had at 6 was a Super Nintendo. Poor soul. We didn’t have video games back then. I was referring to the fact my parents would have never let me near a gun at 6, and I can't say I'd want my 6 year old near them either. 12 seems like a good age to start training. My parents we...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Our country is 31 TRILLION dollars in debt. Both parties should be dragged behind a truck. Any one who tries to absolve either party is a moron. What do you understand of the debt ceiling? Do you know how modern capitalist economies structure debt? Noted liberal Dick Cheney quipped "deficits d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2300

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Most countries just spend as if debt doesn’t matter. With respect, I’m not sure that is quite true. But the U.S. is perhaps unique in that a law passed in 1917 (I think it was) placed a cap on the debt and requires an act of Congress to raise it. However, doing so is non-optional according to the 1...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: True Altitude

No need to, pressure works well.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: True Altitude

True, we had an “full range” radar altimeter in the C-5. In cruise you could see the changing rad altitude over the water. I think it was there for pressure pattern navigation.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25676

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This wasn't a normal everyday situation. It was a movie set. I was cleaning my gun, I was showing my prize to my family, I was practicing for my brother, it was only out for a minute, I was just getting a sandwich..... What happened to Second Amendment Rights? Is Alec Baldwin suspended from that fr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Re: How are MELs practically handled at airlines?

The old B727 “gotcha” was an MEL-able dispatch with a #3 generator inoperative, approved by the MEL, but rarely taken and great oral question. The problem being with a #1 and #2 engine loss, no rudder, uncontrollable single-engine landing on #3. EA instructor gave us this problem when all the other ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: True Altitude
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: True Altitude

You’re correct, if the pilot has the local area QNH set. The rule of thumb is HIGH to LOW, look out below. A pilot going from high pressure/temp to a low pressure/temp with an incorrectly set QNH will be at a lower true altitude and closer to the terrain. In case of an approaching low, pressure fall...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25676

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

You're in the military. He's an actor. Actually, I was in the military but I learned gun safety at the tender age of about 6. It should be obvious that a gun is dangerous, that pulling the trigger will make it fire, if it’s loaded, and the outcome will be harmful to what it’s pointed at. There is Z...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25676

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Do Not assume someone who has no reason to know these things would or even should. This is a glaring mistake I see the gun people in this thread making, and it raises good questions about the general level of responsibility. You’re right. And, whenever I take a non-shooter to the range, we go over ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023
Replies: 41
Views: 7801

Re: Single Engine Aircraft (N19MT) from JFK Lost Contact 19JAN2023

I’m assuming you mean 16; as there’s no 22 at KHPN. Not the first Rye Lake, a Jet Star crashed in the lake years ago.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Spent $2 for Every $1 of Revenue Last Year
Replies: 34
Views: 8934

Re: Breeze Spent $2 for Every $1 of Revenue Last Year

Hey, it’s a 50% return for the investors, get 50% of your money back until it’s all gone.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about the Dallas permanent VIP TFR
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Question about the Dallas permanent VIP TFR

If it’s going to permanent, and the DFW TFR dates back to 2009, the FAA should follow the APA, file an NPRM, get comments, issue a final regulation. Not, work around the law.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: Studying before PPL training

Not just the degree, remain actively engaged somehow outside of the cockpit. I. Your next five work on piloting skills, then get involved in…safety, check airman, instructor, union, etc. a degree in engineering you earned 20 years ago won’t be very sellable, but a recent history in safety, for examp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's
Replies: 110
Views: 18400

Re: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's

I wouldn't hold my breath on that for a while.. Apparently the production of the A220 is a disaster, they are losing money on every one produced.. I'm sure the A220-500 will be launched, Air France even had it in a slide but it could be 10+ years before it's in service.. I wonder if airbus ever reg...

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