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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight 00880000
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Flight 00880000

I should have thought better—eight characters 0 or 8, soul DL’s like transponder

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

Sims are just 1s and 0s, a perfect operation on a cadaver

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today
Replies: 19
Views: 2612

Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

KSBD, San Bernardino, CA, old Norton AFB.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight 00880000
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Flight 00880000

JBo wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Mode S issue. Civilian aircraft should be BARR blocked from Flightaware.


Civilian (non-commercial) aircraft show up on Flightaware all the time, or are you saying that it's your opinion they should be blocked?


They can be blocked at the operator’s request, not that should be blocked.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

The willingness of people to promote Orwellian, Big Brotherism is amazing, only exceeded by their submission to it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight 00880000
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Flight 00880000

I’m not sure you can use that many characters in flight plan. Just looked, maximum of 7 characters for call sign. I just see it blocked with no call sign on Flight Radar, climbing out of 11,000.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 59
Views: 2372

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

No, but since this is an aviation forum, the correct example would be that there are millions of people who fly every year but the few that crash make the news. The difference is the pilots are very seldom trying to crash the plane but many of the police officers are doing wrong. To use that analog...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

The Taliban AF will operate them eventually.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why should Pilots not be disciplined for doing something wrong? Why do they control flight data and not their employers? Yeah that's the million dollar question that none of them will answer. What are they doing that is so secretive? It seems to be most prevalent from the older captains. My guess i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

UpNAWAy wrote:
Why should Pilots not be disciplined for doing something wrong? Why do they control flight data and not their employers?


Where did you get the idea they’re not disciplined? Ever heard of time off without pay? They don’t control the data; I see it in FDM without any pilot control over it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

We’re not necessarily defending the pilots, but you don’t realize their mistakes don’t happen in a vacuum. Aircraft design, leadership, training programs, cultures are involved in why that mistake happened. In UPT, there was a sign that, to effect, when a pilot “rides one in” we all have a part in i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

[ Had they run the checklist they would have caught their error. Are you disagreeing with that? What is your professional or personal basis for this assessment? Because that is what checklists are for. Are you seriously claiming running a checklist is just for giggles? Do you know anything about DL...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

Civilian, I’ve always done my first landings “on the line’; all the bizjets are now Level D. Military still does “base training” and requires monthly landing currency which can be done in either the plane or sim. A-10 did everything in the plane solo, no two-seaters, no sim then. At EAL, in the mid-...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual delivery flights - thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Unusual delivery flights - thread

For those of you on Twitter, I recommend following Steve Giordano (https://twitter.com/JTTsteve), one of the owners of JTT Jet Test & Transport, a company that does worldwide delivery and recovery of aircraft. The guy is rated on nine different passenger aircraft types ranging from the DHC8 to ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why the plane crashed isn’t always the end all be all for improving aircraft safety and training. Pilot actions that are not captured by audio or a FDR can improve safety eg., how focused were they on the instruments vs casually staring off into nothingness before some event occurred. NTSB would id...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

This is a power thing. Pilots have astounding political power, union power, and protections that few other workers enjoy. Workers need some power to protect against predatory company practices, but I simply don't understand the protections pilots demand that almost no other workers enjoy. Res priva...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'

I’m trying to monetize the sixth great extinction

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why are pilots so against it? Anything to hide? Trains, buses, ships, subways even cabs have cameras on it pretty much anywhere in the world for years and no one complains. It is about safety gentlemen, sorry if this offends your valuable privacy, you're not better than any other worker subject to ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

US857, one question in this monumentally silly exercise: were you around then? PAA was dumpster fire for years. I had friends that were briefly there, post-EAL. They laughed, “we had some good years, the PAA guys were wearing the sunglasses from when they left the Navy 25 years before”. Guys were a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have flown to as a pilot/cabin crew
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Countries and Continents you have flown to as a pilot/cabin crew

Corporate/US MIL: NAM: All 50 states and all Canadian provinces but Manitoba LATAM & SAM: Mexico, Guatemala, Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Puerto Rico EU: Iceland, Ireland, UK, France, Monaco, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

You must have missed the part of my post about FAA approval. Pilots are not gods and do not dictate policy to management. You also don't dictate policy to the FAA. If the FAA makes flight deck cameras mandatory on transport category planes then there's nothing you can do about it. You seem to think...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

As for crew protections from prosecution in foreign countries, why ? If the crew was negligent in their actions why should they be offered special protection from prosecution in a foreign country ? Because prosecution has no place in safety investigations. Start putting crews in jail and your safet...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual delivery flights - thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Unusual delivery flights - thread

The DHC-6 get delivered all over the world. I worked with -400 pilot on a delivery thru the Russian Far East; he wanted to know about Magadan, Sakhalin as a routing. My department had experience on the routing. Saved him a couple of hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

As for crew protections from prosecution in foreign countries, why ? If the crew was negligent in their actions why should they be offered special protection from prosecution in a foreign country ? Because prosecution has no place in safety investigations. Start putting crews in jail and your safet...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

ALPA threw a fit when some embarrassing conversation was played after the DFW crash where the Delta crew forgot to set the flaps for takeoff. So please explain what the safety benefit in this example you cited if the existing procedures are able to make the same determination. What would a camera p...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

Do a week of “base training” with LTs in a C-5– 50 or 60 touch and goes!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

*Flights between two major cities in close proximity where there is a lot of local commuter traffic. Boston/NYC shuttle flights as well as California. BOS-NYC is over a 100 miles and can take 4 hours to drive, so it makes sense to fly if the train is not an option. I think the only route within 100...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 185
Views: 10397

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

The agency believes the video would have helped investigators determine what exactly went wrong in the LionAir, Atlas, and Ethiopian crashes and the human factors involved. Agency also recommended a recorder in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash report. I find that quite offensive comment to make con...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 59
Views: 2372

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

It’s not a sentence, but anyone, police included, have right to self-defense and police have a responsibilities to protect citizens from criminals who are violently resisting arrest. It’s pretty simple.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 2119

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Surprized waxing windshields isnt a common thing in aviation. I wax my windows in my cars and by 30mph all the rain blows right off. The heavier it rains the better it clears. Just a single layer of generic automotive wax lasts 3-6 months and unlike rainx, isnt defeated by a single wiper wipe. And ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 59
Views: 2372

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Never had an issue. Turn car off, Put keys on dash, hands on wheel and follow their directions you will never have a problem. Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 192
Views: 11782

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

Do airline crews have to get their own visas? Really? I flew corporate and we had two passports and a vendor (3G, I think in Houston) that did all the visa legwork. Send them a passport, they FedEx’d it back with the required visas.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 13981

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Bordeaux, Nice, Marseille, Pau, Toulouse are all outside the 2.5 hour train ring and the major French cities.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?
Replies: 37
Views: 7080

Re: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?

Possibly plane wasn’t there due to last night’s divert or cancellation. No weather this morning.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 2119

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

Not much in my experience

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 13981

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

People should have the choice. Not be forced to use their "high speed" trains while planes are available. This sounds completely crazy to me. Progressive transport? Yeah right! Short haul flights are responsible for a very, very little part of the global pollution in aviation. It just doe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 2119

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

I’ve only flown two planes with wipers and nearly useless on both. The B727 wipers made a racket and, like those on the C-5, didn’t seem to be much good at clearing the rain. The A-10 had a flat center pane whic was prett opaque in rain especially after using the gun. The bizjets (6 ratings) didn’t ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 2836

Re: Will WN join an Alliance?

When your home market is 350 million people and the largest aircraft you operate is a 737 you don't need to codeshare or join an alliance. This is also an airline that wont display their fares on OTA sites. THIS, that don’t need to codeshare, JV, or be in an alliance. Probably the most consistently...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 192
Views: 11782

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

that are far better run and invest in employee safety. At my company for example, the company provides weekly testing for everyone including those who have been vaccinated because as people should know by now, the vaccine doesn't protect against infection and its efficacy against the newer strains ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

More curious, then, but the T-tails and Tankers never merged really.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot tube temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Pitot tube temperature

No, but if on—don’t touch them. They’re pretty hot, will melt covers.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 1 operational 747-100?
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Only 1 operational 747-100?

It had a boom, whether it’s serviceable and they use it is an open question.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.

We’re already in the 20s, so what you see is what you’re getting. We must be nearing the limits of chemistry and engine thermo- and aero-dynamics unless there’s a huge metallurgical advance.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

My corporate had a chief pilot who thought he was a military and imposed “abort”, couldn’t get his protégés to change it. I always thought “GO” and “STOP” were better. AMC did use “GO”.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

Funny, we used “reject” in the USAF, at least, in AMC, the command formerly known as MAC.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7467

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Thanks GalaxyFlyer! 10 crashes out of 50 built. Yikes I copied the Wikipedia paragraph relating the "civilian" C-133 - "N199AB, previously owned by Cargomaster Corporation, was never certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration for civilian operation, and could only be flown a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7467

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Lot of precedent of the Economy Act not being overlooked or ignored. They won’t do it in this case.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7467

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Still would love to know who operated the C-133's in Alaska. Anyway - no one picked up any surplus C-141's and they were all available when the sole operator (USAF) retired them. Perhaps the Govt didn't want them to compete against potential C-17 sales. There are a bunch of C-5's in storage - maybe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7467

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

In reading about the Volga-Dnepr An-124 at AUS today, I just wondered if the US military would ever sell C-5's to the civilian cargo market (at least to a US-based operator). The An-124 was made for exclusive Soviet military use and is now in 'private' hands. There also seems to be large market for...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7467

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Drill pipe for pipeline, I think. 133s were built to hail ICBMs. Lot of mysterious crashes in them, too.

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