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by N766UA
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 58
Views: 8658

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

If it was IFR, then one of those airplanes should not have been doing what they were doing. Given the positively massive number of mindblowing, boneheaded, downright dangerous things I’ve seen GA do over the years… I’m lookin’ at you, King Air. That said, there isn’t a lot of info here. The report y...

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by N766UA
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 141
Views: 21560

Re: Icelandair new livery

[quote="dannynoble"]I guess i am in the minority and like it./quote]

It's WAY better than that half-baked livery they rolled out with the Max. I'd rather see more yellow, and I love the old livery, but it's fine.

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by N766UA
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 5039

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

So in the end will they replace the Embraers with the A220? yep Ha! I'll believe it when I see it. Jetblue is finding that the A220 has its own unique mission, as does the E190. They're not 1-for-1 replacements for each other. I see them keeping at least the 30 owned 190's well into the future.

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by N766UA
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 160
Views: 26977

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

I rode on AA for the first time in a couple years the other day, and I was thinking to myself "wow, this is like if IKEA was an airline." So funny that there's a thread on it because yeah, AA's hubs are very noticeably chintzy and it absolutely affects the customer experience negatively. R...

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by N766UA
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8807

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

Here's a YouTube video done by a guy in a kayak near EYW showing a series of ops. Note that one UA Express E170 from EWR came in a little hot and almost had a taste of the EMAS. Also, there is plenty of A319 action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDLRKRehFlA There is absolutely zero evidence that ...

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by N766UA
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21901

Re: United dropping 14 routes

United’s hosed when it comes to regional feed. They chose to have 3 or 4 of the absolute worst regional carriers operate the majority of their express operation. As the majors vacuum up pilots even the good regionals will have trouble staffing.

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by N766UA
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like the WOW successor, Play, announced KEF-BWI/BOS service for summer 2022. Wonder if CLE is on their radar. https://thepointsguy.com/news/play-airline-us-europe-launch-baltimore-boston/ I honestly think Icelandair is a better fit for CLE than PLAY is. I don't think either is a good fit cons...

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by N766UA
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

Re: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft

They used to have COBUS 3000’s at CVG. I believe they could only turn left, though.

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757 experiences an APU Fire at BOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

Re: UA 757 experiences an APU Fire at BOS

Well done, Massport CFR!

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 8735

Re: Fedex

Gemuser wrote:
CoThG wrote:
That information is SSI.

SSI?

Gemuser


Security Sensitive Information… which it literally isn’t. It’s on wikipedia ffs…

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by N766UA
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11038

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Passenger on the plane spoke to local station in Boston. https://www.wcvb.com/article/provincetown-airport-race-point-road-crash-hard-landing-six-hurt/37532594 Kerr told WCVB's John Atwater the plane was attempting to land, but ran into trouble. "We were obviously not going to land and picked ...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11038

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Passenger on the plane spoke to local station in Boston. https://www.wcvb.com/article/provincetown-airport-race-point-road-crash-hard-landing-six-hurt/37532594 Kerr told WCVB's John Atwater the plane was attempting to land, but ran into trouble. "We were obviously not going to land and picked ...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11038

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Pic of the airplane after the fire was put out. https://twitter.com/DrewKaredes/status/1436133555545968640 Surrounded by trees, but none through the cabin area. Incredibly lucky, IMHO. Ugh, that’s just sickening to see. I’m so glad everyone made it. This is a huge deal at a small, close-knit compan...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11038

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. Interesting. Does any other airline do this? And I wonder what the reasoning behind it is. Is it to solve ...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 11038

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. I have a lot of time in that airplane and flew to Ptown regularly. It’s unforgiving. I won’t speculate suff...

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by N766UA
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 128
Views: 19103

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

IADCA wrote:
FlapOperator wrote:
Christ...what a drama llama.

I'm sorry you booked with a LCC and got a substandard piece of service.


LCC? This was a United Express flight.


Oof, even worse. Like… way worse.

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by N766UA
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW
Replies: 51
Views: 10267

Re: Air Wisconsin CRJ-900 N305AW

Delta won’t/can’t touch them, so either UAL will get 900’s or they hope AA will pick them up again. Seems like way too little way too late to me; the writing was on the wall for their ancient 200’s 5+ years ago. Terrible managment to put them in this position.

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by N766UA
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28240

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

In 2018, NTSB showed 7 fatal hull loses causing 16 fatalities for P135 On demand operations. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/data/Pages/AviationDataStats2018.aspx Of these types, Falcon 2000, 900, 7x, 8X, G280, G5 & 550, G650, CL300/350, Globals of all varieties, none had a fatal hull loss....

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by N766UA
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28240

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Don't understand why they didn't just do the RNAV approach to 11 if they needed the length, which would have avoided the need for the circling approach which apparently induced the stall. Wondering why a crew can't just fly the airplane? Circling approaches aren't a big deal. If that's actually wha...

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by N766UA
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28240

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

There is no one “GA accident rate” because there are multiple areas of GA. from a new PPL flying a 152 to a professionally flown Gulfstream to a airline-like Net Jets to one of the finest military air show pilots crashing at Lewiston this past week. True, the old saw about “superior pilot uses his ...

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by N766UA
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28240

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

According to Blancolirio, consulting the approach plate for TRK, you aren't allowed to do the RNAV 20 approach into TRK in a category D aircraft. You can't do any RNAV approach into TRK in a category D aircraft. However, it appears that the Challenger 605 is actually a Category C aircraft (as defin...

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by N766UA
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 51
Views: 23110

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

ozark1 wrote:
Seems to me that these days, even if there was no alcohol involved, this is an in-flight extension of the society we have become.


Yep, we really are garbage.

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by N766UA
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 136
Views: 28240

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Don't understand why they didn't just do the RNAV approach to 11 if they needed the length, which would have avoided the need for the circling approach which apparently induced the stall. Wondering why a crew can't just fly the airplane? Circling approaches aren't a big deal. If that's actually wha...

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 14245

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

So they painted the tail, stenciled on the template for their logo on the fusulage and then… ran out of money?

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16142

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Medicals apply no matter what the powerplant, unless I am missing a joke? Can’t legally fly a jet while possessing a Basic Medical, must 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class. Basic Medical is not a certificate, limited to under 6,000 pounds TOGW, 5 or fewer passengers. I don’t think anyone without an ATP or at th...

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by N766UA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

"Maintenance 1" was a successful, first flight. I'm referring to Breeze here, on its inaugural flight yesterday from TPA to CHS. Flight MX1. Neeleman chose "MX" for its official IATA code? About as smart as his choosing CAK over CLE. https://simpleflying.com/breeze-airways-takes...

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by N766UA
Mon May 31, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16142

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I’m not sure where people are getting this “he didnt have a medical or a type” info from. A quick search shows him with a current first class medical certificate and numerous type ratings, including Citation 500’s and 560’s. Are you looking at the right William Joseph Lara? Because he only has 1 ty...

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by N766UA
Mon May 31, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 16142

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I’m not sure where people are getting this “he didnt have a medical or a type” info from. A quick search shows him with a current first class medical certificate and numerous type ratings, including Citation 500’s and 560’s. The FAA practical exam will require a current medical, so no. Not if you're...

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by N766UA
Mon May 31, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 108666

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

ZERO respect for Boeing anymore. I feel like that Jimmy Dean sausage guy… “loved your products, but I won’t buy them anymore or ever again.” They don’t make a single thing that works/isn’t just straight up dangerous.

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by N766UA
Sun May 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

The CPE at CAK isnt the robbery it is at CLE. Also, parking at CAK is less costly and rarely full. The only airport better than CAK would have been MFD. Its an hour drive from CLE, CAK, and CMH. With low fares and free parking MFD would be a smashing success for any LCC. Clevelanders don't even wan...

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by N766UA
Wed May 12, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline
Replies: 44
Views: 6713

Re: DL wins JD Power award for best North American airline

Interesting to see DL, AS, WN, and B6 within just a few points of each other, while UA and AA lagging by quite a bit. That certainly checks with my experiences…

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by N766UA
Sat May 01, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Concourse C update?
Replies: 15
Views: 3377

Re: DTW Concourse C update?

I don’t really understand this post. Progress? C is and has been in use, save for the gates on the end, and it looks basically the same as B… they’re the same building.

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by N766UA
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide
Replies: 48
Views: 6324

Re: CAN surpasses ATL as world's busiest Airport in 2020

Well yeah, with a big covid asterisk. **

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by N766UA
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 878
Views: 116246

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Maybe somebody already asked this, but what’s with the TUI 787 that’s always over at the FBO every day for like the last 3 months?

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by N766UA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 13447

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Heathrow had the worst lines I’ve ever seen in my life, including amusement parks, and that was 13 years ago. If they never addressed that, I can’t imagine how that airport is even usable at this point.

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by N766UA
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 8356

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

Who would want a C-5?! Fully loaded, it only has a 2500 mile range. It requires over a week of maintenance for every hour of flight. It's a completely useless airplane except in the hands of a military with an effectively unlimited budget and a fleet of tanker planes.

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by N766UA
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 14781

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Just for the record, there are approximately 1450 RJ’s in operation in the US, not “few thousands.”

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by N766UA
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 12469

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

Fixinthe757 wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
AvHerald reporting B38M



geez how many more abbreviations must we endure??


There’s literally one for every single airplane ever made, so... a lot, with many more to come.

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by N766UA
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 6370

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time. Probab...

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by N766UA
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 6370

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time.

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 11322

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

So stupid. Putting green on a non-green plane isn't going to make it more environmentally friendly. Maybe they should have painted it black to show all the carbon it burns or brown because it's a crappy plane. In reality aviation is at the forefront of efficiency and innovation. In reality environm...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 11322

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

LOL 9 people got in with giant ladders in the middle of the day?? What kind of garbage security...

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by N766UA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 147
Views: 8495

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

MSP stinks at moving traffic, too. They only have 2 runways in use at any given time, and they run takeoffs and landings on both simultaneously. It’s inefficient at best. Plus that walk from A to F is absolutely the stupidest, most asinine thing, especially if the tram is out.

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

It’ll be a great day when they start tearing that old terminal down. I’ve got some fun memories there, but it’s easily the worst terminal in America now that LGA has a new building. Clearly you have not been to EWR Terminal A or B. Or MEM (although the B concourse is being replaced). Of course I ha...

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ900 N840SK - The last CRJ produced
Replies: 101
Views: 18531

Re: N840SK the last crj900

E175 vs 900 comes down to execution, too. A well-taken-care-of CRJ-900 crushes a gnarly E170/175, in my opinion. Republic’s jets are disgusting inside: yellowing bins, gunk on the walls, scratched windows, panels coming off. The seats are old and short with no headrest for taller people. I was in ro...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I worked at hopkins for 10 years. Yes it could use some repairs, especially the non passenger facing areas. Does it need to be leveled and built completely as a new facility? Absolutely not. Completely disagree. The entire thing is WELL beyond its useful life. I’m sure they’ll eff it up, though. Th...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1267
Views: 159340

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

Serious question, is CLE too busy to just consolidate in C and D? Or even just C? Absolutely yes. Unless you want to park 25 airplanes on an RON pad. It’ll be a great day when they start tearing that old terminal down. I’ve got some fun memories there, but it’s easily the worst terminal in America ...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 10373

Re: FAA warns of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression

It is a bit lame that they’re having issues with a 60+ year old door design, though.

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 115058

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Maybe dumb question but having flown through DEN at least 100 times the cross winds are almost always pretty impressive. Wouldn’t that at least protect against a bird strike? Irrelevant. Birds do not have a max crosswind published in their op specs and will fly regardless. And Broomfield's elevatio...

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 115058

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

They were fortunate that it happened when and where it did and not over the pacific halfway to HNL. I would argue the opposite. The most risky point for the passengers (the initial explosion) had already passed. It would have been better to have happened in the middle of the ocean. The probability ...

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