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by tt737fo
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Asian Pilots Use Gloves During Flight Ops?
Replies: 57
Views: 13101

RE: Why Asian Pilots Use Gloves During Flight Ops?

The Japanese white glove thing is simply this: courtesy and cleanliness.

Train workers and taxi drivers also wear white gloves.

Many KAL pilots wear white gloves too. Golf gloves, one for the right hand, one for the left.

We wear nomex in the military, so it isn't that big of a deal.

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by tt737fo
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax B707 & DC8
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

RE: Pax B707 & DC8

DC-8: Nothing left carrying pax in regular service. ATI may still have a pax compartment on some of its AMC DC-8 channel flights. 707: There is an airline in Iran that flies the 707 on regular domestic scheduled routes, but I think one of those two (2) aircraft may have crashed (and wound up W/O). G...

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by tt737fo
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay Pilots
Replies: 213
Views: 32110

RE: Gay Pilots

>>><i>"Its a job, my personal life is mine."</i> Agreed. As long as the lifestyle stays personal it's not an issue. Now days not too many people care one way or the other. On the other hand, pilots who come out publically on websites (and other media), wave the pride flag, and act flamboyant and que...

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by tt737fo
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay Pilots
Replies: 213
Views: 32110

RE: Gay Pilots

>>><i>"the loud, annoying, silly, queeny 'Jack' types whose only thoughts are about getting laid, dancing, clothes, partying and pretending they're Madonna."</i> Flamboyant crap like that has no place in the cockpit. Other than that, I could give a rat's a$$ about somebody's sexual preference (as lo...

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by tt737fo
Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United LAX – IAD First Class On A320
Replies: 6
Views: 16369

RE: United LAX – IAD First Class On A320

>>>"Steve was doing the flying on this leg and by the sound of it, he’s somewhat new."

Really? He wasn't hired after 2001.

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by tt737fo
Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On The Pinnacle CRJ 200 Crash From Last Year?
Replies: 28
Views: 12741

Any News On The Pinnacle CRJ 200 Crash From Last Year?

<i>"I guess that's why the CRJ is certified (meaning it can LEGALLY fly with PAX) to FL410? Ok."</i> No, not okay, Dumbass. Consult your charts first. The aircraft weight was 37,600 pounds. The temp was ISA + 10. The maximum climb ceiling at that weight and temp combo is <acronym title="Airtran (USA...

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by tt737fo
Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Charters: Soldier Transports
Replies: 16
Views: 2857

RE: North American Charters: Soldier Transports

>>><i>You think you are going to call up the head of an airline, or a Lt. General, and tell them that a member of the flight crew of a military charter may or may not have flipped someone off?</i> Absolutely. This is a carrier that operates on behalf of the the Department of Defense. Paid for by YOU...

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by tt737fo
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Charters: Soldier Transports
Replies: 16
Views: 2857

RE: North American Charters: Soldier Transports

>>><I>"in the grand scheme of things, who cares? So you got flipped off. <acronym title="Bradford - Regional (BFD / KBFD), USA - Pennsylvania">BFD</acronym>"</I> Actually, it kind of is a <acronym title="Bradford - Regional (BFD / KBFD), USA - Pennsylvania">BFD</acronym>. It is a huge deal. Regardle...

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by tt737fo
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Janet" LAS
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

RE: "Janet" LAS

>>"Are the npilots commercial pilots or Air Force guys?"

I think most are probably GS-11/13s with TS/SCI clearances.

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by tt737fo
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Janet" LAS
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

RE: "Janet" LAS

>><i>"What's their FFB program like?"</i> It's an agreement of non-disclosure, non-promise of which will result in a free 727 ride straight to Leavenworth for an extended, no-expense stay. There ain't no "Precious Stew" program either...maybe there's one in Leavenworth.<br><br>[Edited 2005-01-03 03:...

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by tt737fo
Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines Rumor
Replies: 46
Views: 10744

RE: Midwest Airlines Rumor

<i>"Tim and the boys in the Cookie Palace are dreaming up..."</i> I left <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> several years ago, and despite the fact that I have worked at no fewer than 3 airlines since then, I really am glad that I left. "Cookie Palace" pretty much sums up what does ...

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by tt737fo
Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways DC-10's
Replies: 31
Views: 6254

RE: World Airways DC-10's

Clipper02: I saw one of the World Mad Dogs (PAX) along with a cargo-10 in <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> (Evergreen ramp) on the 28th of Dec. Didn't get the regos. I also met one of your <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 Capts...

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by tt737fo
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulator Ride: What To Do
Replies: 21
Views: 5012

RE: Simulator Ride: What To Do

I don't have any actual time in the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11, but I have gone through differences training and several hours in the sim (I'm seat locked in the -10 for two years unless I get recalled). The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 handles somewhat differ...

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by tt737fo
Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?
Replies: 84
Views: 5200

RE: Being A Soldier, To Die For Your Country?

First of all, I will wish all fellow Marines here a most happy 229th! A toast to all those who serve and prayers to those in Iraq--especially in Falluja right now. Are there some who truly take the Oath of Office with visions of honor, valor, and glory on the battlefield? Absolutely. If not, schools...

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by tt737fo
Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wannstedt Resigns As Dolphins Head Coach
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

RE: Wannstedt Resigns As Dolphins Head Coach

How Wannstedt even got the <acronym title="Naske Air (Germany)">HC</acronym> job in Miami is beyond me. In Chicago, his style never caught on--and that should have been a red flag for Miami. The Bears never had any respect for Wanny's "This is how we did it in Dallas" mentality. He high profile melt...

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by tt737fo
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ferrying Troops Home On A/c?
Replies: 58
Views: 4898

RE: Ferrying Troops Home On A/c?

World is definitely the darling of AMC. We run into a World Crew every now and then at "parts unknown". The Patriot Express will disappear, but that may free up their airframes to do more on-demand...and right now it seems the AMC has plenty of it. From what I heard, ATA is going to take a real good...

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by tt737fo
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Crew Layover Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 7150

RE: Air Crew Layover Question?

I guess it all depends on the carrier. I am a UAL furloughee. I am a "new hire" for a cargo airline that is based out of <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, and the company pays to commercial me from my home (southern <acronym title="Tradewi...

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by tt737fo
Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commuting To Chicago Daily Via Eagle Or UX
Replies: 16
Views: 3442

RE: Commuting To Chicago Daily Via Eagle Or UX

Segment, I left Lakes in '97 and as I recall, the Brasilias were yet to be delivered! One thing, that I look back and chuckle on is the fact that Voss said that RJs would never catch on!! Hah! I had fond memories though. The training in Spencer Iowa--difficult, harrassing, but well worth it. Plaza H...

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by tt737fo
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vomiting At School
Replies: 27
Views: 19070

RE: Vomiting At School

I went to grade school years ago and never once puked in school (until college), nor in public. That's not to say others in grade school around me didn't puke...they did. One thing I will always remember, with a strange fascination, is that our school gym teacher would always be the one to clean up ...

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by tt737fo
Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commuting To Chicago Daily Via Eagle Or UX
Replies: 16
Views: 3442

RE: Commuting To Chicago Daily Via Eagle Or UX

Hey Segment King, I was at Great Mistakes up until 1997. I miss flying to places like CWA, OSH, RHI in the winter.

Ever know D_ N S_ _ _ _ _ N?

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by tt737fo
Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Down Switch
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

RE: Gear Down Switch

<i>"Not really familiar with the King Air C90, but here's an incident to illustrate why the <acronym title="Luxair (Luxembourg)">LG</acronym> handle has a wheel, and the flap lever has a flap shaped thing."</i> Interesting issue to bring up. The older King Aires (C-90s/A-100s) have the landing gear ...

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by tt737fo
Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: See If You Can Identify This Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 14085

RE: See If You Can Identify This Plane

Bruce, I don't have my high altitudes handy, but I can tell you... Green Bay VOR (high altitude) is a major intersection in the Northern US. There seven different J-Routes into Green Bay. They come from Duluth, Minneapolis, Brainerd, SSteMarie, Traverse City, Milwaukee (Badger--BAE VOR)and Flint. SS...

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by tt737fo
Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"
Replies: 274
Views: 27739

RE: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"

Sean, You can always be counted on for some eventful experience--highly entertaining; but what you went through brings to mind an old saying: "If you do what you always did...you'll get what always got". This is another case where you bring needless pain and discomfort on yourself--by being a smarta...

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by tt737fo
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gut Wrenching Program On Alaska Air 261
Replies: 24
Views: 8543

RE: Gut Wrenching Program On Alaska Air 261

<I>"...and showed what must have been 50 or so seagulls having a feast on what was floating on the water."</i> Yes, it was a horrific scene, evidently. I made the acquaintence of a USCG rescue swimmer whose aircraft was one of the first on-scene. He was treated for PTSD and it took him a long time f...

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by tt737fo
Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civilian Hercules
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

RE: Civilian Hercules

Lynden Air Cargo's Hercs can be seen all over the Pacific supporting AMC. Most (if not all) of their pilots are from the Alaska Air Guard. Southern Air Transport used to have a bunch of them. Lot of military pilots will get L-382 type ratings along with their ATP--before they even separate/retire.

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by tt737fo
Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?
Replies: 187
Views: 45943

RE: NW Airlink Crash In Missouri?

-XSFU says: <i>"Got my interview with the NTSB tommorrow morning since I was one of the last guys to fly with Jesse...there goes my day off. Shouldn't be too complicated- he was a very good pilot and a class act. I would have loved to have spent a month on the line with him. </i> -Lrockeagle says: <...

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by tt737fo
Mon Jul 26, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Meaning Of Reso'cha
Replies: 14
Views: 7007

RE: The Meaning Of Reso'cha

Not a bad deduction Aloha73g, but...

you are reading too much into the word.

RESOCHA is simply Japanese for resort.

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by tt737fo
Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!
Replies: 56
Views: 10371

RE: Famous People Working As Flight Crew!

--Kelly Flinn the 1stLt "war hero" who flew B-52s got booted out of the Air Force (with an OTH, as I recall) for shagging an Airman First Class's husband. Last I heard she was a Capt for ASA. --Marine Maj (ret) Joe Small--OV-10 pilot and <acronym title="Portoroz (POW / LJPZ), Slovenia">POW</acronym>...

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by tt737fo
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify The Cockpit!
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

RE: Identify The Cockpit!

Convair 880 or 990.



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by tt737fo
Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Finding Info On 20 Year Old DC-10 Incident?
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

RE: Help Finding Info On 20 Year Old DC-10 Incident?

No problem. I even found a photo of N1805U--can't link to it because it's on a rival site that we can't mention here. That site states that the aircraft was broken up in 1993--which seems awfully early for a DC-10, there's probably more history to it or it was a hangar queeen. Just google the reg-o....

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by tt737fo
Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Prop-driven Plane
Replies: 41
Views: 14463

RE: Fastest Prop-driven Plane

This is kind of a digression...I've always been fascinated with the Lockheed Electra (L188). My Grandfather was on his way to Florida in early 1960 but changed his plans in Chicago at the last minute. He was upset at the time because he absolutely loved flying on the Electra--real state of the art b...

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by tt737fo
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Finding Info On 20 Year Old DC-10 Incident?
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

RE: Help Finding Info On 20 Year Old DC-10 Incident?

It looks like that A/C was N1805U. I believe that it was made into razor blades in 1993. <a href="https://www.nasdac.faa.gov/" target=_blank>https://www.nasdac.faa.gov/</a> GENERAL INFORMATION Data Source: ACCIDENT <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND<...

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by tt737fo
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Prop-driven Plane
Replies: 41
Views: 14463

RE: Fastest Prop-driven Plane

Fastest Turboprop: Tupolev TU-114 (Bear is a variant of this aircraft).

Fastest Single Engine: F8F Bearcat

Fastest 4 engine Radial A/c: B-29

Believe it or not, Lockheed Electra is up there...I think it cruises at 310kts or so.

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by tt737fo
Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Rarities
Replies: 20
Views: 1923

RE: MKE Rarities

Hermans CVR...long time no see!! Anybody remember when Arrow was flying their 1011s into <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>? Does Zantop still come in there with their Electras? I saw a lot of interesting stuff there. Rhoades would...

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by tt737fo
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memorium...Airline Crews
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

RE: In Memorium...Airline Crews

Here are two good sites: <a href="http://www.aircargoinsanity.com" target=_blank>http://www.aircargoinsanity.com</a> <a href="http://www.emery17now.home.att.net" target=_blank>http://www.emery17now.home.att.net</a> This last link is to the list of all that died in the Gander crash back in 1985--talk...

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by tt737fo
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-Rated Take-offs
Replies: 11
Views: 4244

De-Rated Take-offs

The Chief Pilot of the company I work for has started taking a list of all Captains who choose not to de-rate their take-off power settings (there are a lot that don't do it if it isn't mandated). De-rating saves the company money, but we're all paid just the same. I wonder if they do the same thing...

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by tt737fo
Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water-injected Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 7767

RE: Water-injected Engines

>>><i>"On a hot day in Texas with a short runway it had to work."</i> Yep. Because the JATO bottles would only be good for one thing...the tower could follow the smoky trail right into the ground. >>><i>"The ones I specifically know about are the Convair 580's used by Frontier Airlines #1. They need...

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by tt737fo
Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This CI Pilot Over Doing It?
Replies: 26
Views: 7019

RE: Is This CI Pilot Over Doing It?

As for the picture: aggressive appearing angle of attack, but with a good stiff headwind and empty load....it just looks cool. Onto another issue that's been skirted here: >>><i>"Comments such as "its mainly because they dont trust them...", implies racism and the fact that certain cultures are bad ...

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by tt737fo
Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL Rarities ...
Replies: 808
Views: 70917

RE: HNL Rarities ...

>>>"ORBIS DC-10"

Are you sure it was Orbis and not Omni Air?

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by tt737fo
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of Maintaining A 2 Seater
Replies: 2
Views: 4756

RE: Cost Of Maintaining A 2 Seater

Indianguy, Every several months you seem to have questions about airplane costs. Are you still in the market for a box hauler? At any rate, I have no idea how many hours you have, and your insurance rates will be high if you are a low timer. -Annual insurance: $4,000 per year (conservative estimate)...

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by tt737fo
Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6326

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

>>><i>"When you make initial contact with a briefer over the phone, you have to state your qualifications...I certainly wouldn't want a lecture from a FSS guy on proper use of the station if I was a non-pilot."</i> Butthead Says: Uhhhh....no, Beavis. FSS "guys" will only ask whether you intend to fl...

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by tt737fo
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TurboProp Transition At Flight Safety
Replies: 6
Views: 5304

RE: TurboProp Transition At Flight Safety

>>><i>"A few years back, the FAA conducted a review on the <acronym title="China Eastern Airlines">MU</acronym>-2 to see if a type-rating should be required. The <acronym title="China Eastern Airlines">MU</acronym>-2 was exonerated and no type-rating was required."</i> I seem to remember that. Why? ...

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by tt737fo
Thu Sep 04, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrating //// U N T I E D
Replies: 58
Views: 5240

RE: Celebrating //// U N T I E D

Methinks you are trying to stir the pot a little. Pictures of stored 767s, A319s, and 747-400s would have spoken volumes. What you have posted is nostalgia. That tail shot of the AmTran L1011 is pretty cool. Mad Dog's handicap is pretty low...of course mine would be too if I could afford to play eve...

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by tt737fo
Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Running Out Of Fuel Mid Air
Replies: 20
Views: 16247

RE: Running Out Of Fuel Mid Air

Fuel management (or lack thereof!!) has caused far more incidents/accidents than one would think. Here are some notables: -Lynard Skynard band. CVR 240 ran out of gas in Mississippi <a href="http://amelia.db.erau.edu/reports/ntsb/aar/AAR78-06.pdf" target=_blank>http://amelia.db.erau.edu/reports/ntsb...

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power-On Stall
Replies: 15
Views: 4599

RE: Power-On Stall

>>><i>"Clue me in on this, my friends make a bigger deal out of it than i do, what's the point of it? Certainly being in this situation would worsen if the engines suddenly stopped..."</i> Here's a scenario: You are new 135 pilot flying a piston commander fully loaded out of <acronym title="Kansas C...

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Without YX?
Replies: 20
Views: 2832

RE: MKE Without YX?

They have talked about the runway expansion for years. During peak traffic, 1900s would land (sometimes depart) on 19L as well as 25R. Those runways were planned to be expanded (along with 7R/25L) since I was a senior in High School. <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / ...

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, CO, DL-pilots Need Social Welfare?
Replies: 30
Views: 5291

RE: AA, CO, DL-pilots Need Social Welfare?

>>><i>"because pilots will do anything to fly..."</i> Yep. I drove 1900s for Lakes (I read that contract link and laughed my arse off). >>><i>"There are pilots lining up for these $19/hr FO jobs just for the prospect of flying a jet."</i> Most are hiring into jets as it is. Course they are still mak...

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Domestic US First Class
Replies: 33
Views: 3950

RE: Best Domestic US First Class

Although I left <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> for "greener" pastures, their service always exceeded domestic first found in the majors--back in the day. From <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>--<acronym title="Milwaukee - Gen...

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express To Start SNA
Replies: 6
Views: 3406

RE: Midwest Express To Start SNA

Years ago, YX did serve SAN. However, it dropped that in 1998 when it signed a marketing/code share with Eagle.

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by tt737fo
Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Without YX?
Replies: 20
Views: 2832

RE: MKE Without YX?

Mitchell can handle the traffic pretty easily right now, but it until it builds parallel runways (that can handle jet traffic) it will never be able to support a "hub" in the true sense of the word.

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