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by dash8tech
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Exocet Damage: HMS Sheffield Vs USS Stark
Replies: 87
Views: 26800

RE: Exocet Damage: HMS Sheffield Vs USS Stark

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by dash8tech
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon (QX) Expansion?'s
Replies: 60
Views: 4888

RE: Horizon (QX) Expansion?'s

Errrrm, we've been flying the Q200 or similar 100 series aircraft since 1985. The 300 however...no need for it now, the Q400 is just as economical as the Q200 so why not fly it half full on an old Q200 route. That being said, reducing frequency would not empty the aircraft. We can reduce frequency b...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics F9 Routes Posted On Flyfrontier.com
Replies: 31
Views: 6651

RE: Republics F9 Routes Posted On Flyfrontier.com

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by dash8tech
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USN DC-9 Trip Report. KNUW-KNZY-KNUW(pics)
Replies: 20
Views: 8764

RE: USN DC-9 Trip Report. KNUW-KNZY-KNUW(pics)

Ahhh memories. I flew with <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym>-61 many many times whilst detaching and deploying with VA-196 in the early to mid 90's. Loved the pics, brought it all back, the blue seats, white cover velcroed to the headrest. Someone asked about legroom, not much diff...

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by dash8tech
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shortest Trip Report
Replies: 21
Views: 4989

RE: Shortest Trip Report

Details man, we need details.

What kind of bus? Window seat? Did you have a bottled water with you?

Anything!!!

 Wink

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by dash8tech
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blizzard Causing Problems @ DEN
Replies: 157
Views: 14147

Blizzard Causing Problems @ DEN

Our Frontier Jet Express service has been cancelled.

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by dash8tech
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line
Replies: 110
Views: 16226

RE: Employees Jumping The Airport Security Line

Forgive me if it's already been said as I don't have time to sift through 100+ posts right now but I'd be willing to bet this guy would be the first to be just as boisterous if he's sitting at the gate delayed because his flight crew hadn't shown up yet due to being stuck in the security line.

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by dash8tech
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanic Sucked Into Engine
Replies: 72
Views: 36691

RE: Mechanic Sucked Into Engine

Regarding the A-6 incident, being an A-6 avionics guy I had to see this nearly every year on safety standown day. The guy got stuck between the bullet and the inside of the intake, the helmet didn't stall the engine, the pilot cut power when his instruments went batty on him.

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by dash8tech
Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 67056

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

Many have suspected the shorter runway, sounds logical enough in early speculation, CRJ 100 and 200 have no leading edge slats thus making the wing very critical.

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 67056

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

Sad, very sad. Comair are a decent bunch of folks, prayers are with them and the passengers/families involved.

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)
Replies: 18
Views: 12144

RE: F-111 Makes Emergency Landing (video)

To answer the above questions about the hook, many tactical military aircrat have an arresting hook of some sort. Not as strong as those that trap aboard a carrier, some a simply strong bungy type devices. But most planes have them.

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

RE: What Is The Loudest Jet To Get Lunch Off A Carrier

I worked avionics on A-6's, yes....loud, very very loud. Loved it though!

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Flight Loses Cabin Pressure
Replies: 62
Views: 12792

RE: Alaska Airlines Flight Loses Cabin Pressure

No more or less than anyone else, who heard about Horizon's two weeks ago?

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Flight Loses Cabin Pressure
Replies: 62
Views: 12792

RE: Alaska Airlines Flight Loses Cabin Pressure

ASLAX, I believe our ramp service is us up there since we have a fair few arrivals and departures (15 I think between <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>)...

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by dash8tech
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Serves Which NW Microbrews?
Replies: 12
Views: 3995

RE: Horizon Air Serves Which NW Microbrews?

I can confirm, unfortunately I'm afraid that we do not offer the same inflight service on the F9X operation as we do in our mainline. <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> provides the F&B service, all we obligate are planes and flight crews. The technical term is 'contract flying', ...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You 'pronounce' ......
Replies: 127
Views: 42530

RE: How Do You 'pronounce' ......

After sitting in numerous conference calls with Bombardier, I can confirm they refer to themselves as bom-bar-dee-ay. However, if you're talking with some of the French folks in the Montreal facilty it comes out even more accented somewhat like this, bom-bar-geeay. As for Dornier, we pronounced it D...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn PDX Spotters!
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

RE: Attn PDX Spotters!

Creative googling might find it, but I haven't found it that way.

[Edited 2006-06-19 18:59:02]

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by dash8tech
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn PDX Spotters!
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

RE: Attn PDX Spotters!

Some pics of it have leaked around the company already...it's, well...interesting. Due to fly in late this evening and rolled into non-QX hangar so none of us can see it (uh huh).

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by dash8tech
Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air flight observation
Replies: 45
Views: 5259

Horizon Air flight observation

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by dash8tech
Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air flight observation
Replies: 45
Views: 5259

Horizon Air flight observation

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by dash8tech
Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paula Abdul Skips LAS Security - Breach
Replies: 58
Views: 9704

RE: Paula Abdul Skips LAS Security - Breach

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by dash8tech
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dash-8-400 Aircraft
Replies: 76
Views: 33852

RE: The Dash-8-400 Aircraft

In my original post, I never said the costs were lower I merely said nearly identical. Bombardier however over a 200nm trip list the Q200 at 18.5 cents a mile and the Q400 down at 11.6 cents a mile, that is of course lower. Varies airline to airline of course but that kind of paints a picture to the...

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by dash8tech
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dash-8-400 Aircraft
Replies: 76
Views: 33852

RE: The Dash-8-400 Aircraft

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by dash8tech
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-6 Crash Video
Replies: 13
Views: 32677

RE: A-6 Crash Video

GOCAPS, when did you cruise with him? Deltaguy, yep the movie was filmed on the 94 cruise. Their staging area for the camera crews and such was right next to our shop (Avionics). To be honest they were a bit of a pain to work around but were only there for the first 6 weeks and last 3 weeks of cruis...

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by dash8tech
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-6 Crash Video
Replies: 13
Views: 32677

RE: A-6 Crash Video

That's the guy DeltaGuy, worked with (for) him in VA-196 on the Vinson, in '96 he crusied with us again on the Vinson, this time he was with <acronym title="British World Airlines">VF</acronym>-11. He is a good guy, had the backs of his troops no matter what. He's now the skipper of <acronym title="...

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by dash8tech
Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group Posts 4Q05, FY05 Profits
Replies: 6
Views: 3951

RE: Alaska Air Group Posts 4Q05, FY05 Profits

 <img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/graphics/smilies/highfive.gif" width="37" height="20" border=0>  Celebration Time!  <img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/graphics/smilies/champagne.gif" width="15" height="15" border=0>  Uh oh,  <img border=0 src="/disc...

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by dash8tech
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-6 Crash Video
Replies: 13
Views: 32677

RE: A-6 Crash Video

It was 1991, yep off Norway in the North Sea.

The Bombardier/Navigator on board had already had an enjection earlier in the year after his plane crashed on the flight deck. I hope he bought a lottery ticket after that!

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by dash8tech
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-6 Crash Video
Replies: 13
Views: 32677

RE: A-6 Crash Video

The guy flying was my Division Officer in VA-196 when we deployed in 1994 during the shoot for Fortress At Sea. He's a good guy, fearless. Happened when he was in VA-35 on the USS America. The engine seized up on the catapult shot and the rest is history of course.

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by dash8tech
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso
Replies: 152
Views: 62795

RE: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso

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by dash8tech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso
Replies: 152
Views: 62795

RE: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso

Silver, have they had any incidents? If not, it seems like a safe enough practice. If you have to do it that way, it's harder to be complacent than if there's nothing other than "be careful" to guide you. Talk about tricky situations...walking around the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, give that...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso
Replies: 152
Views: 62795

RE: Mechanic Sucked Into CO 737 Engine In El Paso

Hard to say why or how it happened, but tragic nonetheless....

...even if there is three threads about it now!

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by dash8tech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Incident In El Paso
Replies: 5
Views: 5432

RE: Aircraft Incident In El Paso

Confirmed, ground crewmember sucked into an engine...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Incident In El Paso
Replies: 5
Views: 5432

Aircraft Incident In El Paso

Very sad if what I've heard around work is true...not going to post rumours though as the local news is only calling it an 'aircraft related industrial accident'. It doesn't involve loss of airframe or anything catastrophic like that, but very tragic nonetheless. <a href="http://www.kvia.com/" targe...

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by dash8tech
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Q400 The Rodney Dangerfield Of The Skies?
Replies: 32
Views: 6730

RE: Is The Q400 The Rodney Dangerfield Of The Skies?

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by dash8tech
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Q400 The Rodney Dangerfield Of The Skies?
Replies: 32
Views: 6730

RE: Is The Q400 The Rodney Dangerfield Of The Skies?

Depends on the airline that bought them on the window shades, ne we didn't (Horizon). But a few years back when a demo flew through <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> (destined for I believe Tyrolean or SAS) and it did have them. Reclining seats too. F...

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by dash8tech
Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravan Crash...PDX
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

RE: Caravan Crash...PDX

Thankfully it appears the pilot was uninjured...

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by dash8tech
Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravan Crash...PDX
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Caravan Crash...PDX

Supposedly Fedex, crashed on takeoff down on Broadmoor golf course.

Nothing on the news yet, info based on being at work...

More to come.....

[Edited 2005-12-24 17:30:24]

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by dash8tech
Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Area A.netters: How About A Meet?
Replies: 105
Views: 4249

RE: PDX Area A.netters: How About A Meet?

Hmm, might be fun...I'd probably be up for that.

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by dash8tech
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airplane Flies With One Wing...
Replies: 30
Views: 14424

RE: Airplane Flies With One Wing...

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by dash8tech
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval Air Station Alameda
Replies: 17
Views: 6888

RE: Naval Air Station Alameda

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by dash8tech
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Naval Air Station Alameda
Replies: 17
Views: 6888

RE: Naval Air Station Alameda

Wow, Shaun sorry for your loss back then. I remember that incident well being in the A-6 community myself (VA-196, <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - California AND Nass...

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by dash8tech
Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Stuning New Uniforms
Replies: 84
Views: 16840

RE: Delta Stuning New Uniforms

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by dash8tech
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QX Replace Q200's With Q400's?
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

RE: Will QX Replace Q200's With Q400's?

Better than half our CRJ fleet is being utilized in the <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> Jet Express system. The others fill our mainline system but are constantly being moved around on routes due to 'harmonization' with <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>. In ot...

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by dash8tech
Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC3 Crashed In Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 86
Views: 13806

RE: DC3 Crashed In Fort Lauderdale

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by dash8tech
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Navy DET I, VR-61
Replies: 9
Views: 3592

RE: Navy DET I, VR-61

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by dash8tech
Wed May 25, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Horizon
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

RE: Question About Horizon

Ooops, missread the employee newsletter....yes, Horizon did support it, along with Salem to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> and Redding and Eureka-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>,...

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by dash8tech
Wed May 25, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions League Traffic
Replies: 25
Views: 3907

RE: Champions League Traffic

Too right Bahadir, I tried but couldn't get tickets to IST however, been sold out for a while even from the US...

...Nonetheless, COME ON YOU REDS!!!!!!!!!

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by dash8tech
Wed May 25, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Horizon
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

RE: Question About Horizon

Generally when communities make these proposals for grants they simply state a preferred airline for example. If approved it doesn't mean Horizon will be flying there, that's what happened in this case. It was approved but Horizon decided against serving it.

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by dash8tech
Fri May 20, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Navy DET I, VR-61
Replies: 9
Views: 3592

RE: Navy DET I, VR-61

When I was in VA-196 I flew with VR-61 to Alameda, Fallon, North Island, and Miramar quite frequently.

Great Report!

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