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by N626AA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern MD-11 era in the 1990's
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: China Eastern MD-11 era in the 1990's

Saw them at LAX TBIT often in '03 and '04. Couple years later they were replaced by the A346.

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by N626AA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99942

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

smokeybandit wrote:
Just announced at the daily US CV briefing, the US has repatriated 40k American citizens via 400 flights from 75 countries.


Are all repatriated US citizens required to do a mandatory isolated 14 day quarantine upon arrival to the states?

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by N626AA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99942

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Does anyone know if airlines are using this time to get any maintenance done? Not sure if they could do it and still keep 6 feet distance? Does anyone have a list of current in service fleet sizes for the majors during this period? I was shocked to see the flight arrivals at LAX yesterday... Great ...

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by N626AA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9198

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

Stay safe out there a-netters. Personally haven't flown in about a year and half now (developed anxiety/fear issues with flying among other stuff when I hit my late 20s). Still a airliner geek though and love to spot. I wish all of you affected by this, whether it be you work for an airline, plane m...

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by N626AA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 28324

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fellow Austinite here. Most air traffic from the West starts to bank south over my neighborhood (Parmer & Mopac area) to line up on 17R or L. Eerily quiet the last few days :cry:

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by N626AA
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11926

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

Slightly off topic but this thread reminded me of back when DL had a little hub at DFW. Anyone else remember those days? Caught a few flights out of there to SEA, SLC, AUS on 72s, 763s, MD90s.

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by N626AA
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 16175

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

What's that "strict Asian dad" meme preaching to his child/children about making good grades in school? No Fs allowed? I could see someone taking this pic and making a good meme out of it.

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by N626AA
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 4281

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

Remember that day like it was yesterday. I turned 13 in Feb 2001 and was just getting into the aviation hobby, reading and obtaining 99% of my knowledge at the time from Airways magazines or the "our fleet" link that many airlines had on their websites. My father was an AA ramper here in A...

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by N626AA
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34517

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

This thread and the bickering reminds why I simply love to just fly, spot, and travel. AA vs DL vs B6's vs whoever's "seat pitch" or "slots at JFK" never seemed worthy of a cat fight.

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by N626AA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 11018

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Anyone have any info on what could/will be AA's last MD-80 revenue flight?

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by N626AA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 11018

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

What a legacy! Logged 59 AA S80 frames between 2002 and just 2 days ago when I got on 2 DFW-MSY-DFW. Both ex-TWA rigs, N982TW and N9681B. I hated the final countdowns in '02 and '03 when 727s left mainline service by the hundreds in the US and I sure hate to see the MD-80s go too.

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by N626AA
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?
Replies: 57
Views: 14043

Re: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?

This has likely been discussed on a.net in the past and pardon the deviation of the op's question, but during the mid/late-00s when we started seeing 763s with blended winglets, why didn't airlines opt for the 764 raked style wingtips on 763s instead? Do the blended style offer less drag and improve...

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by N626AA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 6226

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

747-100 to 779 basics - Decreased- -Overall aircraft dead weight (not sure of the technical term) -Drag -fuel consumption -3rd crew member -4 engines to 2 -noise Increased- -take off weight -range -creature comfort(depending on airline) -smarter technology Feel free to correct me and/or add any othe...

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by N626AA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 52606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

As an Austin native, it's fascinating to see how much Bergstrom (and the city and metro area) have grown since it opened in '99. Any locals remember when they added the national guard extension down by 35L at burleson rd and Emma Browning ave? I thought for sure that was going to be a new terminal b...

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by N626AA
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 13234

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

It disappoints me to say it but the A330F has been a bit of a flop. Shame. They've delivered just 38. When you consider that 107 were on order at one time or another there's no sugar-coating that. I wonder if they broke even on the project? What, if anything, is the problem with the 330F? Older air...

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by N626AA
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7605

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Think the aircraft reached take off speed and lifted off the ground a little earlier than what the pilots were expecting?

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by N626AA
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH

jetmatt777 wrote:
Was his name Gaylord M Focker?


Lol one of the best parts of the whole movie.

"Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb"

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by N626AA
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4854

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

As much as I love variety like air travel had in the 90s, this is a very smart and economical move on their part. I would do the same thing if i was in charge of making such decisions for an airline. $$

(Refering to the Aeromexico decision to consolidate their fleet to 170/190s, 737s, and 787s)

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by N626AA
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9484

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Other than the hail, did the turbulence cause much commotion in the cabin? I.e., unbuckled persons tossed around, bags and other lose items strewn about?

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by N626AA
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Asiana retire its last B747-400s?
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: When will Asiana retire its last B747-400s?

Is HL7418 one of the 744s still flying?

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by N626AA
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Anyone know what's going on AA1882 AUS - CLT today? Left slightly late then did a few laps east of AUS around FL39, and now returning to AUS. I know this happens every now and then, I suppose to burn off fuel? Wonder what the reason is for the return though. https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL1882/119...

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by N626AA
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 12426

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

That's why I only put clothes in my checked bag when I have to travel heavy. Everything else valuable/delicate like phone charger, laptop, etc goes in my backpack for under the seat.

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by N626AA
Thu May 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4935

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

I guess he thought SW = Smokin' Weed

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by N626AA
Sat May 26, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AA does not serve LGA or DCA nonstop from AUS due to perimeter restrictions at LGA and DCA, but AA already serves all of its other hubs nonstop from AUS. UA also already has nonstop service to all of its hubs from AUS. I believe AUS does not have a NS to LGA & DCA because, if I'm not mistaken, ...

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by N626AA
Sat May 26, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5559

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

Also worth mentioning, May 25, 2002 was CI#611, the last major 747 pax accident that killed all 225 or so on board when it broke up in midair at FL350 between TPE and HKG.

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by N626AA
Fri May 25, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8999

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

Despite being an excellent freighter in post-pax lives, even FedEx got rid of their 727s in 2013. The economics of operating them just aren't there anymore. As a 727 (and ever other trijet) fan since I was a kid, I miss the days of seeing the DL, UA, NW, etc 727s regularly at the airport pre-9/11. I...

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by N626AA
Tue May 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200
Replies: 22
Views: 4007

Re: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200

Didn't their 777s have unique rear cargo configurations as well as a smaller cargo door? Or am I thinking of another carrier?

Also, does this retirement include all 777-200s and -200ERs in their fleet, or just the non-ERs?

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by N626AA
Mon May 21, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Turbulence?

A couple years ago on a CI flight from LAX to TPE, we were over Japan and the pilot came on and told everyone to sit down and fasten seatbelts, FAs included, and while that's nothing new, it kind of freaked me out. Sure enough the bumps and drops came, and for the first time when flying, I was gripp...

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by N626AA
Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 7341

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Back in 2002, with the rumor that NW would be retiring it's DC-10-40s soon, I booked a trip to SEA in June of that year to visit my grandfather. AUS-MSP DC-9-30 MSP-SEA DC-10-40 SEA-MSP DC-10-40 MSP-AUS DC-9-30 Very thankful I did, as those DC-jets and NW are no longer. Same thing in 2009 to catch a...

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by N626AA
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Southwest Pressurization Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: More Southwest Pressurization Issues

Given how ridiculous the mainstream media has become in the past 2-3 years, of course every incident that is usually deemed a non-event following a major incident will get blown up by the media and will create a false image of danger for the general public. I second that. Several upcoming trips thi...

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by N626AA
Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 3053

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

Indiana (pronounced indy-AH-nuh). Similiar to Mexicana of Mexico. Just the first thing that came to my mind.

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by N626AA
Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 8484

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

One other idea I have is that if you own a gun and it is used in a crime then you can be charged with the equal charge of the crime. Might make a lot of adults lock their guns up very safely, it might make anyone and everyone report immediately if they find a gun they own missing (in addition to ma...

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by N626AA
Fri May 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 8484

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

This will continue to happen, regardless of how tough any future gun laws may be. If someone wants to really get their hands on a gun, regardless of their legal ability to buy/operate one, they will. There are tens of millions of gun owners out there, with multiples of guns in their possessions. Thi...

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by N626AA
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 134765

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Does anyone know why some of DL's original 757-200s were retired as early as 2009-2011 while others of similar age and older are still flying? I noticed several ships 606, 607, 625, 626, 656, and 677 were retired in this early time range, while similar-aged sister ships (and even older ones) were ke...

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by N626AA
Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 75041

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

This was on Speednews, 3 of the ex CI A343s 402 A340-313X B-18801 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N402XA and rgd. 18/4/18. 411 A340-313X B-18803 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N411XA and rgd. 18/4/18. 415 A340-313X B-18805 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N415XA and rgd. 18/4/18. Any updat...

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by N626AA
Sun May 13, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5861

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

So she disrupts everyone who made it on time with a boarding pass in hand because she was late and felt so entitled as to create a scene and further delay everyone. The usual suspects. We still don’t have all the facts but if her claims that NK closed boarding 20 minutes early then she was on time....

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by N626AA
Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5861

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

So she disrupts everyone who made it on time with a boarding pass in hand because she was late and felt so entitled as to create a scene and further delay everyone. The usual suspects.

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by N626AA
Tue May 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4903

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

My first 73G was WN's #1 N700GS, back in 2016. She was already 19 years old and didn't seem "tired", bit rather nice compared the '91-built -500 I had just flown on the leg before N700. They are still darn good planes and I hope they stick around till at least 2022 like some others have st...

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by N626AA
Thu May 03, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8330

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I know Aeromexico probably wouldn't be interested as they serve ORD but what about Volaris?

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by N626AA
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Also ... the gates throughout the entire terminal will ... presumably ... have to be renumbered at some point, since the 9 new ones are being added at the low end numerically. In theory there's no reason they can't do that now (isn't there?) I forgot about that. So we started with 25 gates, right? ...

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by N626AA
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12900

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

Can not both feelings exist simultaneously? It is not mutually exclusive to state something like - "A sad day but honorable ending for these 7474's" It makes sense to me at least. Agreed! I was fortunate to visit VCV back in '03 when UA/DL 727s and various L1011s were lined up by the doze...

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by N626AA
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 37
Views: 5865

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

Nice to see NW operated their pax 742s as late as 2008. If I may add to the op's question, when was NW's final 742 pax flight and aircraft reg?

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by N626AA
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I love that cemetery for spotting. It can be a little boring between flights so keep track of flightaware or fr24 to know when the next inbounds are. I've had airport police drive up to the fence a few times and ask what I'm up to but other than that, very quiet and enjoyable.

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by N626AA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

First scheduled pax 747 service to AUS right? Historic.

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by N626AA
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8849

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Mortyman wrote:
and I got flamed for proposing a continuation of the Airbus 340 program with new and more efficient engines ...


I hate to see people get shark attacked on here for topics a little off from the ordinary thread discussions. Herd mentality.

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by N626AA
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8849

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I personally often ponder things like this too, whether it be viable in reality or not. If restoring classic planes cost as much as restoring classic cars, I'm sure many more people would do it. Unfortunately re-engining a caravelle costs exponentially more than dropping a new motor a '58 El Dorado,...

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by N626AA
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I agree with ya. I'm sure someone on here knows more details regarding the location chosen but the airport has been in operation technically since the '60s and was known as Bird's Nest airport before becoming Austin Executive in 2011. It had a much smaller runway and if I recall, was primarily used ...

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by N626AA
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It's about 15 miles Northeast of Bergstrom. I live fairly close to KEDC and inbound air traffic to KAUS 17L and 17R coming from the North and East often flies over my neighborhood and KEDC but I'd say that traffic is still a good 3K to 5K feet in the air.

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by N626AA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 84787

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://www.austinexecutiveairport.com/plan.html
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Not quite Bergstrom but KEDC (Austin Executive) is getting a runway extension. Big news and a good sign for them. Couldn't find details on when and how long the extension will be but surely a sign for the need to accommodate larger/heavier aircraft.

http://www.austinexecutiveairport.com/plan.html

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by N626AA
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 52
Views: 23538

Re: What got you into aviation?

When i was about 5 or 6 years old (early 90s), my father was a ramp agent for AA here in AUS when Mueller was Austin's airport. He'd take me to work and drive me around on the tug between flights. I'd follow him around all night in and out of planes and the staff break area. At the time, AA was usin...

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