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by NamGunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7623

Re: Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

Most assessments such as this come with a proviso that scores within, say, 3 points difference are not statistically significant. I do not think that 80 and 79 reach statistical significance. It is good news that 3 airlines intending good service stand well above the rest. Well said, a 1 point diff...

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by NamGunner
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 13034

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

I was Northwest Gold.
I have never gotten on a Delta plane since the merger.
Never will, either.
Just being hardheaded, I guess.

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by NamGunner
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75301

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Passenger Misconduct? http://www.pinalcentral.com/arizona_news/airline-passenger-arrested-after-seat-belt-confrontation/article_4047a0a2-07f0-5ce4-83ea-346743f2f382.html "Authorities say a Tucson man was arrested and removed from a Southwest Airlines flight about to depart Phoenix for Denver af...

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by NamGunner
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6387

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crim ... nes-879032
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Not sure if it has anything to do with anything, but the website "The Smoking Gun" dug the dirt on Dao:
http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crim ... nes-879032

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by NamGunner
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220852

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I have one important bit of advice for the new owners: Avoid change for the sake of change. I know it is tempting to leave your scent on the forums, but understand and respect the the experience and desires of the long-time members.

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by NamGunner
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 118
Views: 74728

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

As someone who had been reading the site for what feels like forever, but only joined when the big doors opened, I think the moderating team is on the right track. This is an approach used by many other forums, with differing degrees of success. Like others, I do have a suggestion: in order to reduc...

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by NamGunner
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AC-130 Laser effort struggles forward
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

AC-130 Laser effort struggles forward

US Special Operations Command has formally requested funding from the Defense Department for fiscal year 2018 budget to begin modifying an AC-130 gunship for a high energy laser capability -- resistance immediately met. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/afsoc-shoots-for-ac-130-laser-gunship...

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by NamGunner
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 67992

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

Not worth opening a new topic on this. I was reading a story in Airwise on the search for MH370. http://news.airwise.com/story/mh370-search-looking-in-the-wrong-place The director of the Dutch company leading the search, which could be called off in three months, was quoted as saying: "If it's ...

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by NamGunner
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Innagurates SEA-BNA-SEA Today Sep 23
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: AS Innagurates SEA-BNA-SEA Today Sep 23

AS739x wrote: Not going to happen my friend

Care to share your thoughts on why not?

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by NamGunner
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEB sells A319's to AAY
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: CEB sells A319's to AAY

This is yet another argument for PI-based airlines to move more flights to CRK (the old Clark Airbase) as there is plenty of capacity there and a huge benefit to not dumping passengers in the middle of Manila.

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by NamGunner
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

Spacepope wrote:
NamGunner wrote:
Here is a load crew hanging the last of the 750 pound bombs off of the wing-mounted ejection rack.


Those look like MK-82s (500 lb). The MK-117 has a completely different lesss\ streamlined shape.


As I look carefully at the picture, I tend to believe you are right and I was wrong.

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by NamGunner
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: D B Cooper -- FBI Gives Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

D B Cooper -- FBI Gives Up

The FBI today announced that it is giving up the search for D B Cooper, the famous hijacker from the 1970's who bailed out the rear boarding ladder of a Northwest 727 somewhere over Oregon. No trace of hiw was ever found, but a tiny bit of decomposed money was found about a decade ago. My personal o...

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by NamGunner
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Yellow Line on C-17?
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Yellow Line on C-17?

I first saw these on F-4D Phantom jets in Vietnam. They were installed in the field, not at a depot.

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by NamGunner
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF funding possible laser weapon for the AC-130 gunship
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

USAF funding possible laser weapon for the AC-130 gunship

According to the Motley Fool (yeah, I know, consider the source) the USAF is pouring $120 million into developing a laser weapon for the AC-130 gunship. http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/07/10/air-force-targets-120-million-investment-laser-gu.aspx Now, this is interesting because it is not a target...

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by NamGunner
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 164
Views: 72200

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders

Love the video of the "Boeing A350" Guess they got that one to the market in a hurry!
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Yeah, I know it was a mistake, but, gotta have some fun!

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by NamGunner
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janes reports: Small Glide Munition selected for AC-130J/W CAS Gunships
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Janes reports: Small Glide Munition selected for AC-130J/W CAS Gunships

Even in VN, the use of caves by the bad guys was problematic. Then, we (the E-models) could act as a stable laser platform for the fast movers to use when dropping smart munitions. This development now means there is a good single-aircraft solution with minimal loiter time.

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by NamGunner
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

Thx. After all these years the brain cells that remind me of the differences between MERs and TERs have been lost. The pic I loaded of the MJ-1 bomb lift truck sure brought back some memories.

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by NamGunner
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janes reports: Small Glide Munition selected for AC-130J/W CAS Gunships
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Janes reports: Small Glide Munition selected for AC-130J/W CAS Gunships

Janes reoirts: The Rapid Acquisition Cell at Eglin Air Force Base has awarded Dynetics a USD11.65 million sole-source contract to support ongoing integration, qualification, and test activities of the Small Glide Munition (SGM) for US Special Operations Forces (SOF) AC-130J Ghostrider and AC-130W Sc...

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by NamGunner
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

Here is an overhead view showing the trailered bomb racks. Two are full and about to be loaded, one is empty, havnng been removed from the bomb bay to facilitate loading the first rack/clip.

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by NamGunner
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

Here is a load crew hanging the last of the 750 pound bombs off of the wing-mounted ejection rack.
Image

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by NamGunner
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

For those of you who have never seen a B-52 bomb drop up close and personal, here is a USAF official Photo taken alongside a B-52D during a bomb drop. It is not clear if this is a combat or test drop, but you can see the stream of 500lb bombs coming out of the bomb bay and the 750lb bombs coming off...

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by NamGunner
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

mmo wrote:
Only D F and G models were used in Vietnam. The D was the only model which had the "Big Belly" mod and the Fs were used while the Ds were modded.


Thank you. I stand corrected.

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by NamGunner
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: RE: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

Only the B-52D, with the 'Big Belly' mod could carry 80 Mk. 84s 500 lb bombs in clips in the internal bomb bay. They also carried an additional 24 bombs on the wing pylons, 12 on each side. If memory serves (and often it does not -- and I certainly don't want to start an argument or a pi**ing conte...

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by NamGunner
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26565

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

If necessary could the B52s that flew missions over Vietnam be quickly converted back to carrying nuclear weapons or would this have a been a long complicated process? it was reasonably quick. Many birds were actually US-based nuclear deterrent birds that did six months tours flying out of Guam and...

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by NamGunner
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?
Replies: 52
Views: 9752

Re: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?

I'm not sure this is a valid question. Firstly, no airport controls the type or manufacturer of aircraft that use its facilities. Either the aircraft's operating parameters align with the airport or not. i.e. You cannot schedule a 747 or 380 operations onto a dirt strip. Secondly, even if by some wi...

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by NamGunner
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation
Replies: 25
Views: 6467

Re: RE: Thunderbird Crashes At Usaf Academy Graduation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8XakLMAm_U


in and around Luke AFB, the F-16 is known as the lawn dart.
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hivue wrote:
Quoting zachary165 (Thread starter):looks like the aircraft is still intact on the ground.
F16s are good at landing on grass with the gear up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8XakLMAm_U


in and around Luke AFB, the F-16 is known as the lawn dart.

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by NamGunner
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the MD80 series popular?
Replies: 29
Views: 9578

Re: Why was the MD80 series popular?

As a huge C-130 Hercules fan, I had to love the DC9/MD80 series as you could fly them hard, and put them away wet -- and repeat it the next day. Yet, as a coach passenger, often with last-minute reservations, I all-too-often found myself stuffed into a middle seat somewhere in the back, for very lon...

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by NamGunner
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A complete list of issues for A.net
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: A complete list of issues for A.net

So, some "classic a.net" features that seem to be missing: [list] [*]Airport and airline codes have "hover over" text mapping to names I concur with the request...but....don't just copy the old list from someplace. Update it and include new entries, or don't do it at all. 'Gunner

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