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by LIJet
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15884

Re: Tower Air

I worked at JFK in the hey day of Tower Air in the 90's. A bunch of guys I worked with worked at Tower either full time or on an as needed basis. It was quite the operation they had operating out of the old Pan Am hangar 17. There were a bunch of talented people that landed there after Pan Am shut d...

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by LIJet
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39077

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

So, since the bizjet Challenger 600 variants, including the 650, all share the same Type Certificate with the CRJ variants, how is this going to work? Mitsubishi is now going to own the Type Certificate for one of Bombardier's current production large cabin business jets. Does this mean the end of t...

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by LIJet
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388210

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I just followed the link to read the NTSB statement and it appears the wording has changed: ....The airplane then pitched nose down over the next 18 seconds to about 49° in response to nose-down elevator deflection. ..... It seems they don't want to imply (at this stage) that the dive was manually ...

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by LIJet
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719684

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don't want to speculate on what caused the crash. One thing I did find noteworthy from initial reports. Eyewitnesses either reported smoke coming from the plane as it dived, or flames. If this is true, it would suggest that the cause was something other than an MCAS issue, and the two incidents m...

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by LIJet
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388210

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U
"This is the nose" ... No, those are cargo pallets and / or containers.
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GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Video of the wreckage found so far:
https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U
"This is the nose" ... No, those are cargo pallets and / or containers.

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by LIJet
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?
Replies: 51
Views: 8399

Re: What exactly is the fuel-inerting system on 747's?

All this because a 747 was shot down. Yes, I refuse to believe the story of TWA800 Every time I worked on one of the AD related cards I would think, "This will prevent it from exploding when the missile hits." I also don't buy the TWA 800 fuel vapor story. Planes were flying around for de...

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by LIJet
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2266

Re: Landing Gear Questions

I know of no airliner or business jet that has pressurized wheel wells...

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by LIJet
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS
Replies: 30
Views: 8982

Re: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS

New one for me. Never seen core cowls open in flight. Normally fan cowls are opened up, then the core cowl is unlatched and pumped open with an external hand pump. Process is reversed to close. Really surprised someone got under the fan cowls to latch them and didn't notice the core was unlatched. G...

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by LIJet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 81
Views: 11115

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

Balloonchaser wrote:
Balloonchaser wrote:
I would love to see them come back to ISP. But after what happened, I doubt they would even dare come back


Well guess who’s back at ISP?!? That’s right! Elite Airways operating the KISP-KMLB route.
What happened with them at ISP the last time?

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by LIJet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 9839

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

Just shows what you can do with third world corruption. :shakehead: I think you are being a bit harsh; A satellite view from last month shows the apron packed with seven assorted GA types, two biz-jets, and six (out of 8) MiG-21 Plus one, two, three, four...five cars in the public car park. And the...

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by LIJet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9571

Re: Hef's plane

I can recall as a small child often seeing this plane parked outside Butler Aviation at LGA. It always had the logo lights on and from a distance, the bunny kind floated in the air. I also have some slides that my dad took of this A/C going in and out of LGA. Pretty cool. Never knew it was only in s...

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by LIJet
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump LGA water cannon salute
Replies: 12
Views: 5565

Re: Trump LGA water cannon salute

blacksoviet wrote:
Does the Secret Service guard Trump's hangar?


He doesn't have one. His 757 (as did his 27) sits parked on a hard stand on the GA ramp of the Marine Air Terminal.

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by LIJet
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68137

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-27/m ... is/7790688
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SomebodyInTLS wrote:
zeke wrote:
Looks like another sizeable piece was found washed up in Africa.


Any link?


Here's one.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-27/m ... is/7790688

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by LIJet
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smoke from underside of 772 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: Smoke from underside of 772 engine

It's the engine oil breather... Perfectly normal.

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by LIJet
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73047

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

According to AVHerald, the ACARS-sequence was: 00:26Z 3044 ANTI ICE R WINDOW 00:26Z 561200 R SLIDING WINDOW SENSOR 00:26Z 2600 SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE 00:27Z 2600 AVIONICS SMOKE 00:28Z 561100 R FIXED WINDOW SENSOR 00:29Z 2200 AUTO FLT FCU 2 FAULT 00:29Z 2700 F/CTL SEC 3 FAULT For me that sequence look...

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