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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: 1453

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: 8260

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: 14509

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: 14509

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: 820
Views: 170958

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: 2168

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

Thank god it wasn't a Mooninite!

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by N766UA
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 820
Views: 170958

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Management needs to be held accountable for the absolute disaster JetBlue has become. How nobody has been asked to step down yet is mindblowing to me. They're literally destroying the airline's reputation while actively blaming it on other people, events, etc. Inept, out of touch, whatever it is, so...

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by N766UA
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 820
Views: 170958

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Flflyer83 wrote:
When does recovery mode kick in?

Recovery?? This is a nonsense word.

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by N766UA
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 659
Views: 86448

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

corn4ahead wrote:
ATC here.


Hey, quit giving us 120 degree intercept angles on a friggin’ ILS.

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by N766UA
Sat Mar 19, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.
Replies: 120
Views: 17802

Re: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.

Short staffing is not an excuse. If you don't have the staff, don't sell the tickets. JetBlue is quickly becoming the worst airline in the country. Nothing but problems. And no, this is not an isolated case for those of us from Boston although something this extreme is uncommon. My flight with B6 l...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's
Replies: 343
Views: 87369

Re: Delta in talks to purchase 100 737MAX-10's

I just hope this is really true. This would be a sweet victory and a miracle for Boeing. It would break the Airbus walled garden that Delta has had for the past 10 years. Which is exactly why I hope it doesn’t happen. Boeing has fumbled every single ball they’ve been handed for over a decade, from ...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.
Replies: 120
Views: 17802

Re: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.

Short staffing is not an excuse. If you don't have the staff, don't sell the tickets. JetBlue is quickly becoming the worst airline in the country. Nothing but problems. And no, this is not an isolated case for those of us from Boston although something this extreme is uncommon. My flight with B6 l...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11576

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

There's the door, do not let it hit your azz on the way out... Guys are making almost $400K a year only working 79 hrs a month and openly bragging how some of their OT checks are $100K plus. People compalining no matter how well they have it. 79 hours of pay per month…. for about 400 hours away fro...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11576

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

There's the door, do not let it hit your azz on the way out... Guys are making almost $400K a year only working 79 hrs a month and openly bragging how some of their OT checks are $100K plus. People compalining no matter how well they have it. If you think pilots "only work 79 hours a month,&qu...

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by N766UA
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Charlotte ATC Tower/TRACON Opens
Replies: 32
Views: 4724

Re: New Charlotte ATC Tower/TRACON Opens

Wait, what? I feel like the tower that looks like a potato masher hand grenade has been there for a long time. It wasn't open/in use?

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 33105

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

N323JB has been repainted into the A220 hops tail. As for tail standardization, it can be assumed that the 190s will be repainted into these colors for however long they’re around. They put the A220 tail on an A320? Makes sense to me to ditch random tails and instead assign designs to match product...

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by N766UA
Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 479
Views: 65765

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

The race to the bottom continues. This will serve as justification for more mergers down the road. B6/AS? AA/B6? G4/SY? WN/SY? Very disappointing to continually lose airlines and see competition dwindle. We're not really losing competition in this case. They're carbon copies of each other, and thei...

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by N766UA
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Press for JetBlue Over Storm Recovery
Replies: 70
Views: 11984

Re: Bad Press for JetBlue Over Storm Recovery

What a freaking embarrassment! Again! Why can’t they get this straight?? Because they literally can't be bothered to care. They make the same mistakes over and over and OVER and over, day after day, and the front line employees just have to smile and eat it. It's gotta be on purpose at this point.

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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: 80
Views: 17121

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: 173
Views: 33200

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: 183
Views: 33105

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: 29016

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: 9168

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: 22600

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: 164575

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: 5401

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: 2786

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: 9682

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: 11228

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: 11228

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: 11228

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: 11228

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: 11228

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: 19502

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: 10695

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: 28773

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: 28773

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: 28773

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: 28773

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: 32056

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: 28773

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: 14557

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: 16385

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: 164575

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: 16385

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: 16385

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: 110770

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: 164575

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: 6860

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: 3949

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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