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by N766UA
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 54
Views: 7636

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: 14546

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: 608
Views: 65749

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: 14546

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: 14546

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: 108
Views: 24660

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: 608
Views: 65749

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: 6304

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: 2608

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: 5914

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: 601
Views: 66793

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: 13031

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: 7993

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: 13710

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: 12144

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: 4738

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: 4738

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: 10917

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: 10917

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: 111
Views: 2131

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: 608
Views: 65749

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: 17745

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: 608
Views: 65749

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: 608
Views: 65749

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: 9279

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: 600
Views: 109148

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: 600
Views: 109148

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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by N766UA
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5190

Re: "Dry airspace"

Was having a conversation on another website about odd/bad/weird alcohol laws in various states. One poster (who I'm friends with) said that when he lived in Kansas (I'm waiting for an answer on the time frame) that planes in Kansas airspace couldn't serve alcohol. Any truth to this? Seems a bit li...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22711

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

There is nothing more American than complaining about how long of a walk between 2 places is, in an air conditioned building no less. Even more so are the posters blaming DL for making them walk. The privilege is shining bright. The eff are you talking about? Airport hubs are about making connectio...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10949

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

Endeavor just got 10 more -200’s, so I don’t see them being retired this year... or any time soon for that matter. Delta’s been talking the “we’re retiring the 200” game for like a decade. Not this year, but they're going. It was announced in the 3Q20 8-K. Gone by December 2023. They took an impair...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10949

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

The tallies for CRJ1/2's supporting the majors are: United Express: 157 in service, 35 parked, 31 retired. Average fleet age 18.4 years. Delta Connection: 64 in service, 10 parked, 181 retired. Average fleet age 17.6 years. American Eagle: 0 in service, 0 parked, 129 retired. Average fleet age N/A....

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1385
Views: 249544

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I thought they were getting 195's and 220's? What's with the E190?

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by N766UA
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 608
Views: 65749

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

The flights never even flew. They just kept pushing the date back further and further and then just removed Cleveland from their booking engine completely. I think it’s safe to say they’ve dumped us for Cincinnati. I don't think they would have had much success here anyway. I'll be surprised if the...

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by N766UA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47013

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service

I'm surprised B6 doesn't consider 30 of the smaller variant. The A220-300 is too big for airports in the Cape Cod area, and would also require frequency reductions on routes within New York state typically served, pre-COVID, with the Embraer 190AR. 140 seats are overkill for some of their current E...

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by N766UA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47013

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Question: one of the objections stated about BA's World Tails design back in the day was that the myriad of tails was confusing for ATC: they couldn't easily and instantly identify aircraft as belonging to BA. Why is Jetblue, with its multiple tail designs, immune from the same criticism/objection?...

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by N766UA
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27730

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/21/british ... es-to.html


Delta has a hub in JFK; only flights arriving from London require said test.
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jporterfi wrote:
BA, DL, and VS are now requiring passengers to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding flights to JFK.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/21/british ... es-to.html


Delta has a hub in JFK; only flights arriving from London require said test.

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by N766UA
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 120369

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^It won't create the CLE-LON demand of say, the Cleveland Clinic London, but it will certainly create SOME CLE-LHR/LGW traffic. The demand is already there somebody just needs to step up and make it happen. If Cleveland couldn't get a nonstop to Europe pre-covid, they surely won't be getting one no...

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by N766UA
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14827

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU. 1) How did he get onto the wing? 2) What was he trying to achieve? He breached a perimeter fence and he got on the wing by climbing up the motor. (The pilots had shut it down when they saw...

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by N766UA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video
Replies: 29
Views: 3209

Re: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video

Not gonna lie, that was pretty douchey. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin watching it. :lol:

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by N766UA
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color

Where are we getting "blue" from? It's the same grey as the "American Eagle" and N-Number on the fuselage.

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1919
Views: 254613

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

[threeid][/threeid] Leisure numbers disagree that flying is the last thing on peoples’ minds. Many are fed up with the government overreach and draconian restrictions and are ready to live their lives again. Common sense says that a virus that isn’t deadly to 99.7% of the population doesn’t warrant ...

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by N766UA
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 120369

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^Acc to one source, it was a bird strike 30 min after takeoff. Do birds fly that high or was the plane flying at a very low altitude for some reason? What kind of bird was it, a pterodactyl? Windscreens break relatively often; a simple function of continuous heating and cooling. I really doubt it w...

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by N766UA
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 55875

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

What concerns me is how the sleepy-sounding PM didnt call “stall!” until the airplane starting barking at them. You’re telling me you can’t monitor a/s and give your pf a little more warning than that? Whole thing just sounded “off” to me. What in the world? The pilot flying does not just get to zo...

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by N766UA
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 55875

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

What concerns me is how the sleepy-sounding PM didnt call “stall!” until the airplane starting barking at them. You’re telling me you can’t monitor a/s and give your pf a little more warning than that? Whole thing just sounded “off” to me.

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by N766UA
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 Traveller News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 25092

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

TheSonntag wrote:
I am a ppl Student flying C172s. So I know the engine Technology. No doubt they are cool engines but it is simply rediculous that this is still legally allowed in new designs.


You can’t be a student *and* and expert.

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15475

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

zrs70 wrote:
Sorry, I thought this was about bodily functions!


Yeah, I absolutely thought this was an article about people farting on airplanes.

Woulda been much more interesting...

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by N766UA
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1919
Views: 254613

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

FluidFlow wrote:
Now lets see if Pfizer can handle the logistical nightmare that their product creates.


A US Army 4-star is actually in charge of the logistics and distribution of the vaccine. General Perna says they’re ready to go within 24 hours. Take it for what it’s worth.

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by N766UA
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 154676

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Here's my trip report on it: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/a-farewell-to-the-delta-777-on-board-the-final-flight/ Great report I would have loved to have read it, but I was bombarded by literally dozens of ads that slowed my 2020 macbook to a crawl. What a joke of a website.

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by N766UA
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any good commercial aviation books out there ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: Any good commercial aviation books out there ?

Sky Masterson: Pilots of the Line

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