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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 3617

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

I was going to sarcastically reply but instead I'll just answer your question. No. No one is using binoculars regularly on a flight deck.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Feeder Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 3386

Re: Fedex Feeder Timing

I don’t know anything about times but I just wanted to mention back in the day I used to enjoy the EWR tower folks calling them ‘Mountain Man’ as they checked in to land early in the morning from an outstation.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Love Bites
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: WN Love Bites

I seem to remember in the 1980s, Southwest served their peanuts onboard in packages entitled "Love Bites". Soon after in 1988, the popular rock band Def Leppard had a worldwide #1 hit entitled "Love Bites". It appears that the "Love Bites" labeling on Southwest's peanu...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA incident
Replies: 27
Views: 9540

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA incident

I have video of it right after it happened https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w3sahpr7gn8g0o/Video%20Apr%2012%2C%204%2001%2035%20AM.mp4?dl=0 Oh, wow......much worse than I thought. And they took this up to 20k feet before they thought better of it?????? That had to have made a substantial noise and vibrati...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could reimagined airships come to the rescue of post-covid aviation industry
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: Could reimagined airships come to the rescue of post-covid aviation industry

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Love the idea.....but, your pilots would time out after just LAX-RNO... I am not sure airlines can incur that expense


Hahaha indeed.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 3645

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Nothing against these websites but they seem to be the most mentioned on here. How reliable are they? Are they a trustworthy source? What gives them merit and credibility? Don’t forget Avherald. Thumbs down. I think avherald is a great website, what makes you give them thumbs down? A lot of times i...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 3645

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

777luver wrote:
Nothing against these websites but they seem to be the most mentioned on here. How reliable are they? Are they a trustworthy source? What gives them merit and credibility?


Don’t forget Avherald. Thumbs down.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15891

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

blacksoviet wrote:
Does Richard Anderson regret retiring the Saabs?


Oh for sure. No doubt.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13235

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

I also enjoying listening to ATC, on LIVEATC.NET. It is interesting how ATC personnel rarely use filler words like "um" and "ah" when doing their jobs. Is this something that is trained into ATCs not to use filler words? Generally your trainer makes fun of you until you stop :lo...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13235

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

Since my first flying lesson in 1979 and working as a professional pilot from 1982 I’ve never said ‘niner’ or heard another pilot say it anywhere in the world at any time And ‘W’ is Whiskey all over the world Don’t know where this BS gets started. You’ve never heard anyone read back an altimeter th...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13235

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

Back 10 years ago the ATC instruction, "Position & hold on runway XX" changed to, "Line up & wait on runway XX". This was due to the former phrase being mixed up with the common ATC instruction, "Hold your position", which usually refers to taxiway and ramp ins...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73F N807DH.....What's Up With This A/C
Replies: 27
Views: 8640

Re: DC-8-73F N807DH.....What's Up With This A/C

I’m wondering where they found the pilots. Is there a DC-8 sim in the states? I’ve been sidelined for months I’ll go fly the thing.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10
Replies: 29
Views: 5203

Re: RST (Rochester, MN) New Air Service Announcement 8/10

They did receive SCASD money earlier this year. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421963&start=50 This was for a flight to a western hub (eg. Denver) Is DFW considered a "western hub"? Good question. In that case, why is Southwest named Southwest? Is Dallas cons...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36218

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20030106-0

I mean I guess they landed on the runway though...
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airtran737 wrote:
Very sad to see XJT tossed aside for C5. Yes, XJT has a much higher cost due to pilot longevity, but they also land in the runway each time. C5 hasn’t quite mastered that task.


https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20030106-0

I mean I guess they landed on the runway though...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14194

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

There were several, much less complementary nicknames used by the crews that flew them at my old airline. In the back it was a nicer experience than the CRJ-200, but with over 5000 hours flying the ERJ series, I'm hard pressed to find something good to say about them. I don't miss them at all. . Li...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14194

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Am I the only one that remembers when they were called the EMB-145 Amazon? Or nicknamed "the jungle jet" ... There were several, much less complementary nicknames used by the crews that flew them at my old airline. In the back it was a nicer experience than the CRJ-200, but with over 5000...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7491

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

NK/F9 are back to cutting more in July/August https://crankyflier.com/2020/07/14/demand-drying-up-airlines-chop-summer-schedules-with-florida-taking-the-lead/ a lot of late cuts by NK/F9 Those $15 fares out of EWR are just not sustainable. September will be even lower than August. I suspect it’s th...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

Re: ZERO Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.

‘50 seats - The Rise and Fall of Expressjet’

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 20
Views: 2237

Re: Fastest Turnaround Times?

A long time ago flying the turbo prop commuters we’d do single engine turns. On the EAS routes if no one was getting on or off at a particular stop, the turn time took the length of time it takes to have a new dispatch release handed to you, sign it, hand it back out to the ground crew, close the do...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3681

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do. Spot on. No left aileron into the x-wind. The inexperienced pilot did put right aileron in to “help” get back on the runway......wrong. For the non pilots here, this is a pure pilot runway excursion. Not using prope...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11424

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Anyone have any idea what kind of noise and vibration was common? I’d have to imagine a lot??

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon May 18, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 3016

Re: Student Pilot Future

Do it. Just save and invest when the getting is good. It’s been a solid 9-10 years for anyone with a decent flying gig. I’m talking 121 airlines. Plenty of opportunity to get ahead. Put good money away and invest in other sources of income. Try and hire on with an operator with solid expansion as se...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat May 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6276

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Pilots get bored when they haven't been flying. Maybe one of them lives out that way and was given the keys to the jet to put some time on it and told their buddies to watch for them. If that's the case they should have taken 'er down lower than 3500 feet and had a little more fun.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Rare: JFK ILS 13L with good visibility
Replies: 9
Views: 3926

Re: Super Rare: JFK ILS 13L with good visibility

I remember flying into either LGA or EWR and while with NY Approach a new controller came on the freq and said “Ohhh. JFK is on the ILS to 13L, going to be a loooong day.”

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4653

Re: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

Under Donald Nyrop's reign at Northwest Airlines Northwest paid the FAA for the exclusive right to use the suffix US (United States) on it's aircraft starting with the DC-8s which were number N801US up to about N805US.They were quickly sold and replaced with the Boeing 720 which were registered N72...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG
Replies: 15
Views: 8434

Re: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG

F27500 wrote:
.. Somebody gonna be peein' in a cup!


100% they won’t be.....

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways continues to shrink
Replies: 18
Views: 5071

Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Mainer? Mainer?

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

A passenger on my most recent flight was very rude. How can I reply to these passengers who miss any logical thinking? Goes both ways, buddy.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7826

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

A320. “Page Update In Progess”

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using a NDB during a storm
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Using a NDB during a storm

The limits on an ADF approach is that’s there’s not many left.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13002

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

stlgph wrote:
As I recall USAir/Airways started off early and by the looks of the cities primarily listed, could be a hold over for something which has worked for them.

Northwest, as I recall, started pretty early, too.



Agree. US Air always had the 5 am’ers.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ex US Air 757-200s
Replies: 17
Views: 2703

Re: Ex US Air 757-200s

Lpbri wrote:
The aircraft known as "Christine" is long gone....


Sounds interesting.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 14855

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

LAX772LR wrote:
This MAX piece o' crap is like a bad joke that just keeps getting worse.

Gonna take Boeing years to recover from this in some ways. :(


The MAX. Lol.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn for A320
Replies: 21
Views: 2450

Re: Fuel Burn for A320

IDK about Kilos but a very common US operated A320 CEO will do about 2450 a side. NEO about 2100-2200 a side. All per hour at a reasonable cruise altitude.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6730

Re: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.

Maybe they hit a snow bank created by plowing efforts on a crossing runway or taxiway. Wouldn't be the first time it’s happened.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19774

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
Didn't DL have MIA-MCO in the past using E-135's?


I know as late as 2011 they had Comair CRJ 200’s on the route.
CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
Didn't DL have MIA-MCO in the past using E-135's?


I know as late as 2011 they had Comair CRJ 200’s on the route.
(MIA-MCO)

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19774

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

wedgetail737 wrote:
Didn't DL have MIA-MCO in the past using E-135's?


I know as late as 2011 they had Comair CRJ 200’s on the route.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 19175

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

With recent expansion made under the new VP of network planning, it's clear that NK is essentially being re-created into AirTran 2.0, a lot of what they've been doing in terms of customer service and amenities is matching AirTran. not to mention, their CEO is our old FL Boss. Double check the Spiri...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Compressor stall
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Compressor stall

It really depends on what the cause of the compressor stall was and how much internal damage was done as a result of the stall. Engines such as the JT-8 were subject to stalls and you could generally recover the engine as they tended to have a large margin for operations. The JT-9 was very similar ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Re: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005

Anyone have a number for most 747’s (all models) United had at one time and what year that would have been? Right around 1995 they would have had around ~60 747s in service...a couple of the SPs might have been out of service but should be about right. In total UA operated 88 747s over the years th...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 5102

Re: Why were many UA 747-400s sold off between 2001-2005

Anyone have a number for most 747’s (all models) United had at one time and what year that would have been?

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9070

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

Buyers enjoyed the loud tone over each radio transmission.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation trails Turbobprop
Replies: 20
Views: 4018

Re: Condensation trails Turbobprop

I've seen picture of, if I recall correctly, a Hydro Quebec Q400 on the ground someplace way up north in the winter running its APU and the APU is putting out a contrail.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee maker delayed flight
Replies: 26
Views: 5400

Re: Coffee maker delayed flight

When someone asks me what I did today I get to say I saw some folks argue over the internet about broken airplane coffee makers.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8397

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure they were one of the first US air carriers to take on a modern and functioning SMS program. I’d assume that had something to do with changing culture post accident.

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7293

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

That, and people likely didnt want to be on a Q400 that long. On another note, that really couldn’t have been a money maker for them. Running the Q out to the edge of its range and keeping the speed up affects the profitability, no? Especially when you essentially have to tanker fuel to get it out ...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7293

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

I recall the Q400 holds about 11,500 lbs of fuel and burns about 2,500 lbs total each hour at normal cruise of about 365 knots. YOW-MLB is 1059 NM. As a starting point, not factoring winds, 1059NM/365Kts makes a 2.9 hour flight. Round it up to 3 hours and thats 7500 lbs of fuel. Add another 500 or s...

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by CATIIIevery5yrs
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?

I’m just wondering, would Sky High Airlines have a stronger future with the A320N or the 737Max?

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