Search found 8294 matches

by N766UA
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 16
Views: 3297

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

Flying at night rules. Traffic is easier to see, the air is calmer and the weather has usually died off... you can pick up trucker radio on your ADF. Relax and enjoy!

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

CRJ200flyer wrote:
According to the pilot forums and some friends at Delta, 2558 pilot furlough notice to be sent out next week. A sad announcement to hear.


They also a said they hope to reach an agreement that would result in a 2 year no-furlough commitment. It’s a bit of a bargaining tactic at this point.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 157
Views: 29198

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

The seats keep getting narrower and narrower as Americans keep getting wider and wider.

^ ^ Is that a thunderstorm forming at the back of first class?

Jump to post
by N766UA
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 99
Views: 6190

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Bor-is John-son he’s the maaaaaaaan for youuuuu.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13736

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

It’s not “fake” licenses, it’s about “fake” skills. This crew certainly had “fake” skills. I recently came across some screenshots I had saved on an old hard drive... back when I was playing flight sim 2000 in middle school. 380 knots at 3,000 feet with flaps 2, 4 white and 2 dots left on an approa...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery
Replies: 22
Views: 3748

Re: Red Wings SSJs -Return with an Amazing Livery

Looks a lot like Air Berlin to me... except with 2 guitar picks for a logo. Or maybe snake fangs.

I really feel like the right guitar pick needs to overlap the left one to form a "W." Left overlapping right doesn't look like a letter to me.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX
Replies: 64
Views: 12785

Re: OAG Changes 6/21/2020:August Under Fire;AA Adds DFW-MYR;F9 Builds CVG;DL Drops LAS-LGB/PDX/SAN/SJC/SNA;UA Out of SMX

[photoid][/photoid] EWR is considered a B6 base now. But PBI, RSW and TPA aren't. Those added flights are non-hub to non-hub, although with cases spiking here in Florida and at least one state talking about a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the state from Florida B6 may end up not s...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10025

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program

AirlineBob wrote:
Edit: I can't seem to get the photo to upload. But looking at flights on FlightRadar 24, a CRJ came up as a "Mitsubishi CRJ."

IMG-8469.jpg


Well that’s dumb. That’s like calling it a Boeing DC-9.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3604

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

A little right rudder and that would have been a solid landing.

You’d think they’d teach that in pilot school.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Bastian at the Shareholders Meeting today on retiring more fleet types, emphasis mine: Ed Bastian Well, immediately following the pandemic and the reduction of travel demand, we have temporarily parked over 700 aircraft across our system, every aircraft type that Delta operates. We have made the de...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33343

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

B6 is a bug compared to UA...and they could easily treat them as such if this were any other times. It's a ballsy move by B6 and is going to drain a lot of their cash. I'm surprised their creditors (including the US govt if they took a loan) aren't looking at this with interest and maybe a bit of d...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 30
Views: 4193

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

PowerJet wrote:
With all this, I wonder whats going to happen to ExpressJet?


The same thing that always happens to ExpressJet: they're gonna get screwed.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I feel like we are seeing AA, WN, and NK pulling a “Leeroy Jenkins” on the industry.


I’m coming up with 32.33, uh, repeating of course, percentage... of survival...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9850

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

CLE-LGW was a 757 all the way back in, what, 1998?

Jump to post
by N766UA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

Nope. But it is kinda cool to me how many 1960’s-era jet tugs there are out there. You can find pics of DC-8’s and 707’s being pushed by the exact same tug as an A220 now. When I worked the ramp we had one such tug. I forget who builds them, but they’re the standard OG tug from the late 60’s I think...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249065

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

https://youtu.be/5TUhVPbxgZU


Looks like someone forgot to close the external power door upon departure.


Haha, yep, whoever saluted that one off wasn't doing his job.
-->

DL_Mech wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Final MD-88 out of Sarasota this morning, 32 year-old N917DL:

https://youtu.be/5TUhVPbxgZU


Looks like someone forgot to close the external power door upon departure.


Haha, yep, whoever saluted that one off wasn't doing his job.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Thu May 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 5464

Re: Frontier launches 18 new routes for Summer 2020

Are people actually traveling to Florida in summer? Unfortunately, yeah. Frontier announced CLE/PHL-SRQ today and the inaugural is next week. Why unfortunately? It is good they are ramping up service and hopefully is proves fruitful with good pax numbers. Or is there something I am missing? Agree c...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat May 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Maybe someone with actual experience in a 320 can comment, but in the instances I’ve seen where we have mis-managed energy in a descent, throwing the gear *early* is an easy, effective way to increase drag, slow down, and get down. Gear speed in my airplane is a full 50 knots faster than flap speed ...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Wait why did they *lower* the gear for the stall/crash? I get the most-likely series of events but that one just adds another head-scratcher for me...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat May 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

The damage to the engine nacelles is uniform on both sides, so they obviously contacted pavement without the landing gear being extended. The RAT being deployed tells me the aircraft lost all AC power, possibly from damage to the IDG’s. That kind of damage to the engine could also rupture oil lines ...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat May 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38337

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If you think Trump will allow a major airline to go under and have 50,000+ unemployed on the streets in an election year.... think not. There are already 43 million unemployed now. No kidding. I know Trump pretends to be all-powerful, but dude, seriously? “Allow?” The majors will shrink. Many will ...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat May 23, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13177

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Most of Delta’s drops are actually CRJ-200 routes specifically.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Tue May 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34139

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

What platue? The boarding shave been climbing steadily. We hit 200000 last week. Will prolly hit 300000 this weekend. Wow, 300,000. Somebody pinch me. It’s a big increase from 50,000. We’re looking for growth. We never hit 50,000. And yes, an increase is good, but right now it’s still hovering arou...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon May 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34139

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I wouldn't count on Memorial Day or even July 4th leading to marked increases in leisure air travel. People typically fly around those summer holidays to go to big events or to kick off their summer activities because it's a nice 3-day weekend that they can turn into a week off. But most people jus...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon May 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8911

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

zuckie13 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Possibly, it depends. Boston doesn’t need a “serious” skyscraper, anyway.


Of course not, it's Boston, the need a "wicked" skyscraper.


Wicked tall skyscraper. Wicked is an intensifier and must be followed by an adjective.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri May 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth was this plane doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7902

Re: What on earth was this plane doing?

Pilots for these must be chosen for their fastidiousness. All those perfectly spaced straight lines... I worked in aerial surveys in the 80's and pilots never hands-fly the aircraft making "lawn stripes". I flew survey 5 years ago and we ONLY hand-flew the airplane. You have a little ligh...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon May 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34139

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Saturday's numbers out: 169,580 boardings. Down from Friday (215K) but up 26% from a week earlier. Also day by day we're trending ever so slightly up in traffic as a % of normal.. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aftYi5WOzuJReuD33UHyMenDgbv_WwQjT2gsqzPS28M/edit?usp=sharing For this past week...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri May 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25282

Re: KAUS Fatality

MavyWavyATR wrote:
Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand.


Shocking?? I think you need to adjust your understanding/expectations of “airport security.”

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri May 08, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

Why the hell the feds didnt institute this 6-8 weeks ago is beyond me.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri May 01, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 717
Views: 71754

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cleveland19.com/2020/04/30/cleveland-hopkins-international-get-additional-million-federal-funding/%3foutputType=amp “CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will receive a $2.9 million federal grant money to construct a new runway, the U.S. D...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8617

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

I have really not cared for the behaviour of B6 management during this crisis. 1) Going to extraordinary lengths to avoid giving refunds. 2) Trying to get an exemption to CARES act service requirements 3) pulling this stunt with hours. I hope the B6 staff pull an Air France and become violently mil...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 27
Views: 6102

Re: Largest capacity passanger plane in 1967

I look at the DC-8 and the amount of exits it had, it kind of cracks me up. By modern standards it just looks like they added exits all over the place, and they were different types. And yet...I think that plane is kind of cool because of it’s quirks. Reminds me of the A321. I don’t think any of th...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Honest question: What purpose does the BOS hub serve that can’t be duplicated at JFK? Obviously BOS O/D, but what else? If the old answer was JFK was too crowded and not enough slots, the downturn created by this crisis may solve that issue and make BOS redundant. If you can make money at both, you...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

barney captain wrote:
The rumors are circulating that an announcement is eminent.


So if it hasn't happened yet would that make it... preeminent?

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Also, Starlux in Taiwan. In the USA, I suspect that Frontier (all leased---the remaining owned frames were sold and leased back near the end of 2018), Sun Country (all leased), and American (highly in debt) are in big trouble. In Mexico, this could spell the end for Interjet, and Volaris may be wai...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

With MSP and DTW always being cited as too close to each other, I suspect people just consider the Midwest to be interchangeable. I remember when I first moved to the northeast and I'd tell people I was from Ohio they'd say "oh cool, I have family in Minnesota!" They were shocked when I'd...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could MSP, BOS, JFK/LGA, & SLC not theoretically do everything that DTW does today...? Yes. I never could figure out having two hubs (MSP and DTW) so close together. No other airline does that. What are you talking about? DTW-MSP is 530 miles. United has LAX and SFO (337mi) and IAD and EWR (212...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8455

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Well that’s a big step backwards.

That generic name badge tacked on to the pilot’s blazer is pretty classless, too...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34791

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

USAir’s reputation was GARBAGE in the 90’s. I distinctly remember people thinking they were cheap and, worse, genuinely unsafe.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air fleet reduction
Replies: 17
Views: 3222

Re: Atlas Air fleet reduction

Newark727 wrote:
Atlas has a passenger 737? Who's it operating for?


Atlas owns Southern Air who operate a fleet of 7 737’s. Thought they were all cargo, though.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 717
Views: 71754

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Even if they build a brand new, billion dollar terminal, they’ll still be playing “Hey There, Delilah” in it.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 7717

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

As long as Delta doesn't sell their remaining 49% of the company the flight benefits should still remain. More would be understood once they officially announce the change. If they get rid of the benefits they will have the same issues struggling with high turnover just like every other ground hand...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7939

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

So there’s a fuel tank, a pickup truck, several large piles of dirt and gravel, and at least 3 humans all basically in the touchdown zone of a 3500 foot runway. That seems reasonable...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19376

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

Admire the skill? Sorry guys, but I’m not impressed. There's always one. :roll: There should be at least one person checking the reality of this lovefest. It wasn’t a good landing, as far as technique goes, it was just *a* landing. The comment about FBW is an interesting one, though. I’m curious ho...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19376

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

Admire the skill? Sorry guys, but I’m not impressed. A lot of the control movements he’s making make no sense to me; he’s literally pushing the rudder the wrong way in the flare...

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20675

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Because they charge more, and people will pay it because the product is consistently better.

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11366

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Cameras, particularly videos, dont always pick up lights as you’d see them in real life. Is it possible it’s flashing, but the refresh rate/frequency of the camera filming it (or whatever) is just missing it?

Jump to post
by N766UA
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: westjet adds Dawson Creek to network
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: westjet adds Dawson Creek to network

I don’t wanna wait... for our liiives to be overrrr!

Jump to post
by N766UA
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6700

Re: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.

cedarjet wrote:
The nose wheel on the Dash 8 retracts forwards so I’m not sure what happened here. I reckon they landed nose wheel first.


Yeah... if the nose gear just collapsed on its own, it would have folded forward, not backwards. Hard landing, perhaps.

Jump to post