Memphis. Think about it, Elvis, Graceland, 100% sold out every Eastbound flight. Nothing but Elvis music on the flight. Cabin crew in period costumes with guys wearing blue suede shoes. Meal service mimics the menu at Graceland. All pax get a free one day admission to Graceland. For the Japanese, th...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:
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...Jump to post
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. 'GunnerJump to post