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by N766UA
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to open LAS/MCO 737 Base in 2023
Replies: 66
Views: 8734

Re: United to open LAS/MCO 737 Base in 2023

300 pilots in MCO is pretty substantial! Figuring 150 a seat… that’s like 15 to 20 airplanes worth of crews! I really expected to see BOS as a 737 base, too. The place is a haven for Maxes and already an FA base.

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by N766UA
Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United Pilots Reject TA
Replies: 126
Views: 27354

Re: Updated: United Pilots Reject TA

18%! How are UA/Dl/AA going to compete on international flights with such expensive pilot labour Ever hear the expression “you get what you pay for?” Attracting and retaining a quality pilot group allows for more routes, more flights, more efficient flying and scheduling, and improved performance. ...

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by N766UA
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1365
Views: 182787

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Fox 8 has a more detailed story on the incident and asks some of the same questions - Excerpt - "On Monday, we saw the scene of the latest gate crash now repaired. But, that gate is just steps away from another destroyed years ago by a driver crashing through and driving out into a secure area...

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by N766UA
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 62
Views: 16194

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

It’s normal to engage any automation on ground roll? I mean, if you hit the TO/GA button on any Boeing aircraft it technically engages the autothrottle… Right but is it normal procedure to engage it during the ground roll? I’m no 737 pilot so it baffles me why one would even touch AP or AT on groun...

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by N766UA
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14258

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

Airbus and its stake holders are going the enjoy the profits of their labors for the next decade. Hasn’t Airbus stated that they will be losing money on every A220 built for at least the next 5 years? Don’t get me wrong, the 220 is an amazing airplane and they seem to be mopping the floor with Boei...

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 86665

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

It’s mindblowing to me that the same country that allows Amazon and Walmart to utterly devestate the retail and jobs landscape of entire regions might take issue with B6/NK.

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by N766UA
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 86665

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

bluecrew wrote:
eliminate the waste of space that is 14/32


14/32 allows dual arrivals in that configuration; ATC considers it to be a lot more valuable than you do and it’s not going anywhere.

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by N766UA
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17452

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

F9Animal wrote:
I am going to assume the air pressure was too much to get the cockpit escape hatch open since the forward part of the plane was under water?


That doesn’t make any sense. Escape hatches swing inwards; the water pressure would be greater than any residual air pressure. Should swing right open.

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by N766UA
Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 255
Views: 50821

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

The A319ceo would allow B6 to retire the E190 fleet immediately while achieving crew & parts commonality with the rest of the A320ceo family. Of course, they’d be gradually phased out as more A220’s come on property. Wait, what? This merger isn’t going to happen that fast. By the time JetBlue w...

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by N766UA
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 255
Views: 50821

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

With JetBlue due to receive 88 more A220’s, I think it would be a wise decision for them to get some of those ETOPS certified. That way, they could explore new transatlantic opportunities that may be too small (in passenger demand) for the A321LR’s. No way. Not with those tiny galleys and unreliabl...

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by N766UA
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1543
Views: 323752

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

JetBlue needs more aircraft like yesterday. Then why are they so hellbent on getting rid of the E190s? With airfare up so much, they have to be making money. Keep them and run them into the ground. They *were* run into the ground. The 190’s are shredded to pieces inside and are absolute mx hogs.

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by N766UA
Wed Oct 19, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q3 earnings thread
Replies: 88
Views: 21374

Re: US Airline Q3 earnings thread

Have any of the airlines talked about the pending impact of new pilot contracts on their costs? Looking for something like "we don't think our new labor agreement will materially impact our bottom line" type of statement. It’s a drop in the bucket when you’re talking about 900 million in ...

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by N766UA
Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Pilots Ratify TA
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: Alaska Airlines Pilots Ratify TA

Awesome; good for AS. Now it’s time for everyone else to start getting it done.

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by N766UA
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1543
Views: 323752

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

ANY DATES on B6 starting DCA to BOS on the a220? 190's are not retired? I suspect BOS-DCA and LGA will be the last routes served by the E90. Yep, don’t hold your breath. The E190 will be the workhorse in DCA for years to come. Literally the last routes the 190’s fly will be DCA and LGA to BOS.

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by N766UA
Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing lights - BWI Approach
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Re: Landing lights - BWI Approach

I'm up around the Delaware bay area, and of course there is plenty of air traffic to BWI, PHL, and ACY that passes by. When flying into BWI approaching from the east, coming over Cape May over the bay, planes are usually around 15,000 feet. I've noticed nearly all of them have the landing lights tu...

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by N766UA
Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Classic Colors Max8
Replies: 28
Views: 7213

Re: Southwest Classic Colors Max8

I hated the white around the windows.... so I find this revised retro scheme much nicer than the original... It's supposed to be an homage, not a rough approximation. No WN 737 ever more a golden-topped, unpainted window-y color scheme. The 727's had golden tops and unpainted windows, but they had ...

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by N766UA
Sun Oct 09, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 2051
Views: 413665

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Some more photos of N871HK, courtesy of Woodys Aeroimages: https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1577127177858220032 Is there any particular reason why WN seems to insist on getting their own retro color scheme wrong? So far as I can tell, the only jets they ever had with a golden-hued top and...

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by N766UA
Sun Oct 09, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19841

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The biggest reason to buy an E2 is availability. A220 production is backed up pretty severely, so if you need a jet now, the E2 might be your only choice. Otherwise the E2's are still just big RJ's. Narrow cabins, small galleys, cramped cockpits. The E2 that makes the most sense, the 175, is too bi...

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by N766UA
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 313
Views: 63794

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

“Very comfortably” my butt

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by N766UA
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19841

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The biggest reason to buy an E2 is availability. A220 production is backed up pretty severely, so if you need a jet now, the E2 might be your only choice. Otherwise the E2's are still just big RJ's. Narrow cabins, small galleys, cramped cockpits. The E2 that makes the most sense, the 175, is too big...

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by N766UA
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 in Alitalia colour scheme yesterday.
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

Re: A320 in Alitalia colour scheme yesterday.

bennett123 wrote:
No going to help with the re branding from Alitalia.


It’s confusing as hell when you’re told “give way to ITArrow” and youre looking at an Alitalia jet. “Give way to *who?!*”

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by N766UA
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1365
Views: 182787

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

[twoid][/twoid]Got notified of a seat change for my EWR flight in June… obviously still a placeholder schedule but it appears a systemwide update was rolled through and the regional flights to the hubs were pulled. The June 2023 schedule is showing only ONE daily flight to CLE from a regional partn...

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by N766UA
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is DL's new LGA-BDL 3X Daily doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 9093

Re: How is DL's new LGA-BDL 3X Daily doing?

LOL 25 min flight blocked at 1:10. Endeavor can't staff their jets, yet they're out here flying this 3 times a day? I mean, okay.

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport
Replies: 108
Views: 18140

Re: EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport

Who cares? Marketing won’t change. Any airline can still have Newark pop up when you type in “New York.”

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by N766UA
Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1365
Views: 182787

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Awesome to see AS adding more service! This is what CLE needs to be focused on, not vaporware flights to Europe. Strengthen the domestic network and get current tenants to add more flights and/or bigger jets. That's a much more realistic goal for an airport/city of CLE's size.

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by N766UA
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 6269

Re: Falcon 20 Freighter Deadstick Landing

Nice work, guys. Unfortunately Air Royal is not exactly known for their stellar… well, anything, really.

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by N766UA
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man stole a plane 03SEP22 and threatened to crash it into a Walmart
Replies: 63
Views: 10572

Re: Man stole a plane this morning and is threatening to crash it into a Walmart

avier wrote:
bingcrosbyb wrote:
He just posted this Facebook message about 15 minutes ago.

“Sorry everyone. Never actually wanted to hurt anyone. I love my parents and sister this isn’t your fault. Goodbye.”

He'd have to delete this message now.


Still relevant. He's going away for a long time.

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by N766UA
Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 31
Views: 7182

Re: EMB-190 behaviour in turbulence

Having flown jets for years, including several sized RJ’s, the E190, and Airbus products… I actually thought the 190 handled great. I hated the ergonomics of the cockpit and wasn’t a big fan of the design philosophy, but it flies great and does a great job in the wind, especially on shorter runways....

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by N766UA
Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1543
Views: 323752

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Perfect. Looking forward to you sharing that info with all of us here when it becomes available. It’ll be interesting to see if indeed “everyone” is trying to get out of the MINT program. That’s a big statement you need to back up. Let’s hope you can. It’s obvious that Colbalt has some inside infor...

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by N766UA
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1543
Views: 323752

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

So, you’re saying flights that didn’t do well were cut along with some flights that did great because they need to pick up slots that they don’t have crews to operate, but they’ll be able to rapidly grow in markets they just abandoned by pulling NK aircraft and crews from existing bases and stickin...

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by N766UA
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17451

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

I was recently on a flight where one of the pax had to go down the aisle of a 737 sideways to fit. He shuffle-stepped all the way to his seat. Dude was 1000% a safety liability and it's actually scary to contemplate what an evacuation would be like with people that size literally clogging up the ais...

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by N766UA
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 115
Views: 23733

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

I dunno but I can’t stand flying overnight. Especially from US East Coast to Western Europe. Some of those overnight flights are barley 6 hours, which means you can at most get 3-4 hours of sleep before facing a full day at your destination. I live on the east coast and absolutely hate that I can’t...

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by N766UA
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 255
Views: 50821

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

Say in the future b6 gets the 330 wether the 332/333 or the 338 or 339 would the training be a "new" aircraft or would the type rating crossover etc? The A330 is not a common type with the 320. It’d require new sims, a new training program, retrained instructors, retrained pilots and FA’s...

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by N766UA
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Avgeek Seat on ATR72
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Best Avgeek Seat on ATR72

Back 2 rows with a window seat. You get off the aircraft first on arrival and have more time to ogle the aircraft from the exterior, particularly if a bus will take you to the terminal I rode in the last row of an ATR once years ago and got airsick. The back end of an ATR, particularly the 72, wigg...

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by N766UA
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 86665

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

N292UX wrote:
Will be interesting to see if B6 actually keeps all the current NK bases after the merger or if they’ll be cut.


There is no way Jetblue is keeping 12 eastern US hubs/bases.

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by N766UA
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 69
Views: 11318

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

If pilots are flying airline transport, they should be airline transport certificates, simple. It’s not a 1500 hour, it’s an ATP rule. Renslow had much less than 800 hours when hired and numerous checkride busts. I seem to remember Great Lakes pulling seats out of their 1900's some time ago in an a...

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by N766UA
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1365
Views: 182787

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Always interesting to note the relatively low load factors always reported to NYC of recent times. Same in the IND thread so I'd imagine these aren't the only 2. NYC slot exemptions ended last November and airlines quickly brought back a lot of capacity so they wouldn't have their slots taken away....

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by N766UA
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!
Replies: 46
Views: 6424

Re: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!

I find this quite sad and rather disturbing. It's not even legal in most parts of the developed world to have a human being work well into their 80s. There's something very wrong around work ethics in the US. I think there’s something wrong with all 3 of you. Dude’s enjoying himself, doing what he ...

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by N766UA
Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1365
Views: 182787

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

If they replace let's hope they do so with all glass bridges. I believe fire codes in the US prevented glass jet bridges, but that changed in the recent past. Anyone think of any US airports that have glass jet bridges? I can't off the top of my head. But I just found this article: https://airlineg...

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by N766UA
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 29387

Re: Embraer E2 Production and News Thread - 2022

EMBSPBR wrote:
And its time to Porter Airlines celebrate its first E195-E2 aircraft being on production! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:


Really hope Embraer redesigned the cockpit seats. Otherwise, welcome Porter pilots to your new life of chronic back pain!

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by N766UA
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10956

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

How many signs held by SWAPA yesterday were exclusively about pilots and their pay/needs? Want to talk about entitlement? Start with the attitudes shown here. I’ll never understand why aviation enthusiasts on an aviation forum love to consistently crap on airlines and their employees. That’s why yo...

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by N766UA
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 69
Views: 11318

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

Italianflyer wrote:
WOW!! Talk about out-of-the-box thinking! Setting up a farm team to feed the farm team. I'm not sure if the economics are going to work with 30 seats, even with EAS money, but it's a clever win-win work around.


I mean, Great Lakes did this years ago. Turned out well for them, as I recall…

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by N766UA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 308862

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

B6 can very easily operate NK as a ULCC subsidiary (if the economy proves tough in the short-term), which would also allow it to strike at Frontier at its own game, if necessary, then just gradually fold it/retro-fit into B6 as appropriate markets get introduced as "New" jetBlue service. ...

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by N766UA
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of AA LuxuryLiner and LuxuryJet
Replies: 32
Views: 5484

Re: End of AA LuxuryLiner and LuxuryJet

D L X wrote:
I miss the days of christening the planes. I’m glad JetBlue has stuck with it. Nice touch.


I mean, “New Number Blue Dis” isn’t exactly classy.

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by N766UA
Sun May 22, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air C402 phaseout and SJU ops
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Re: Cape Air C402 phaseout and SJU ops

It’ll be many more years before the 402’s are gone. I believe the original plan was 10 tecnams a year. With 100 402’s to replace, that’s a decade before they’re all gone.

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by N766UA
Tue May 10, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 9233

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

I’m surprised they kept it as long as they did; FO’s aren’t even required on 98% of their flights. Everyone knew going in that the agreement was to trade an ATP for a year as a captain, and almost everyone immediately forgot what they agreed to as soon as they hit 1500 hours. The training contract w...

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by N766UA
Fri May 06, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 15201

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

I see this kind of ugly stuff all the time from European and Middle Eastern airlines on youtube. It’s like they don’t know how to handle crosswinds, so they just bash it on sideways and bury the rudder later. My assumption is that it’s because you’ve got kids with 500 hours and no real experience b...

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by N766UA
Fri May 06, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 15201

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

I’m genuinely befuddled here. Not sure why they shoved the nose over like that. I assume they called the go-around because they thought they bounced, which is a good call. From what I see, though, they didn’t actually bounce and could have just lowered the nose and rolled out. Secondly, a balked or ...

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by N766UA
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1543
Views: 323752

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Still think it is an absolutely awful proposal; B6 management must have drank some bad blue juice. I totally get why NK would accept it but B6 is overpaying and really doesn't have a good plan as to what goals an NK acquisition is going to help them achieve. I mean, it distracts people from all the...

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by N766UA
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

Thank god it wasn't a Mooninite!

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