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by toneale
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1732
Views: 396601

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Except they were IMC based on the report from the UAL plane right behind them. They wouldn’t have any idea what was populated and not at the time they lost control of the jet. It also shoots down the drone possibly and the bird theory. Exactly. Heard the same from ATC....UAL reported solid IMC. It ...

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by toneale
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 101048

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Controllers are offered (paid) trauma leave after serious incidents. It can be up to 45 days with counseling if the controller opts for it. More often than not, many controllers will only take a few days at most. Interesting. I was a 911 operator in college.....talked through many suicides (and att...

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by toneale
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 124696

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

We probably don't have all the audio. ATC would certainly have a clue that there was decompression as she dives for 10,000 feet from FL320 at 3000+ fpm. Actually, I think we do. I listened from the time they declared to the time they landed. They did not mention decompression. They mentioned a susp...

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by toneale
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 124696

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage. I was perplexed by this as well. They never mentioned the decompression during any of the c...

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by toneale
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8498

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Up to that time? NOBODY knew the O2 Generators were a Hazard!


Really? You have zero clue - they were considered HAZMAT at the time they were shipped. Safety caps were required for shipment. Sabretech crews instead used duct tape to tie down the activation cables or cut the cables altogether.

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by toneale
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8498

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Going after one guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time isn't just beating a dead horse, it's idiotic and makes no sense. You just lost all credibility here. I've read much about this investigation and there were certainly criminal mistakes made. This guy wasn't a victim of circ...

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by toneale
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 13621

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

On a related note, does anyone know how things are going for Allegiant at Concord Airport (JQF)? Is the service successful? Any chance Concord could see another airline start up service? I, personally, don't really understand the need for Concord. It is not any more convenient to Charlotte than CLT...

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by toneale
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 17175

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

It sounds like the functioning left elevator lifted the nose, which is consistent with the passenger reports of "took off and re-landed". A some-what nose high (mains still on) attitude may have given some of the passengers the impression that they were actually airborne, and when the nos...

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by toneale
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 17175

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

gearup - might want to quit while you are behind. D L X has the better of this one - you come across as someone who refuses to reconsider their assertions when faced with objective information.

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by toneale
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?
Replies: 49
Views: 9562

Re: Why did American Eagle retire their Saab 340's so young?

Flew then often in 1992-3 from CLL to DFW. Great planes with surprising room.

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by toneale
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 19822

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Has anyone been able to find the ATC recording?

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by toneale
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 4062

Re: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem

They don't need a certificate - there is no national standard for service animals and airlines aren't going to push the issue - lest they be labeled anti-disabled. It's a racket.

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by toneale
Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to refurbish A380s?
Replies: 23
Views: 8436

Re: QF to refurbish A380s?

They need to refurbish their Business Class on the 380. Flew the SYD/DFW flight earlier this year. On the 2nd trip, I chose not to take QF and instead flew AA to LAX and then connected to CLT b/c the AA 777 Business Class was so much better. I'd much rather have flown to DFW and but my home leg shor...

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by toneale
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD arrival - which side of plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 2724

Re: SYD arrival - which side of plane?

I filmed my arrival from LAX - not much to see, but here's my departure. Got a GREAT view of the harbor.

https://youtu.be/AQR3lNvvxgM

Trey

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by toneale
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former NY/NJ Port Exec Guilty of Forcing UA to Add Flights to SC Home
Replies: 26
Views: 4373

Re: Former NY/NJ Port Exec Guilty of Forcing UA to Add Flights to SC Home

What I think you're wrong (in my opinion) about is how you seem to think that PANYNJ is part of the government. It was formed by two state governments to facilitate logistics between the two states, without interference of legislative branches of either state because it was thought that change need...

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by toneale
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former NY/NJ Port Exec Guilty of Forcing UA to Add Flights to SC Home
Replies: 26
Views: 4373

Re: Former NY/NJ Port Exec Guilty of Forcing UA to Add Flights to SC Home

What gets me is the way the public simply sighs and moves on. Heck, OP was nearly OK with this b/c it arguably benefited the general public. What about the stockholders of United? This is typical big government behavior. "I have power and you will give me something I want or you will pay some o...

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by toneale
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 3928

Re: LH future in CLT

I'm trying to understand the "not many connections" comment. CLT has a ton of connections. That's what makes it a hub.

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by toneale
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 16075

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

The Overlook at CLT is a great place for spotting. Too bad CLT doesn't get much in the way of widebodies. You do get a 767, A340, and MD-11 every once in a while, but for the most part it's A321 after A321.

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by toneale
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 779 For Qantas?
Replies: 83
Views: 18486

RE: 779 For Qantas?

Recently flew the A380 from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. The aircraft interior was already tired and...

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by toneale
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK New 777 Biz Class Seat Demonstration
Replies: 45
Views: 13452

RE: EK New 777 Biz Class Seat Demonstration

Yuck....middle seat would be a nightmare, not to mention that the screen of your neighbors would be impacting the dark in your seat area. Give me AA J class on the 777 any day.

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by toneale
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flight Takes 4 Aircraft, 1 Day
Replies: 31
Views: 12708

RE: Allegiant Flight Takes 4 Aircraft, 1 Day

The term is oligopoly, which is what we really have in air travel in the US these days. Small number of players, limited competition. There's a reason for that - huge barriers to entry in cost of aircraft and enormous regulatory costs. Ultimately it means higher prices for the consumer than could be...

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by toneale
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US
Replies: 38
Views: 8932

RE: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US

Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports flew them out of KJQF until last year. Yes, private but they flew quite a bit.

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by toneale
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have U.S. Airlines Been Ruined By Greed?
Replies: 77
Views: 10572

RE: Have U.S. Airlines Been Ruined By Greed?

The thing that gets me about this thread is its title. Airlines are a low margin business - If you have a few billion to start a business, you'd be an absolute fool to start an airline. Yes, consolidation is creating an oligopoly market, but given how regulated this industry is and as high as capita...

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by toneale
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Pilot Terminated Over Emergency Landing
Replies: 92
Views: 28778

RE: Allegiant Pilot Terminated Over Emergency Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>On what basis? If he's in a right to work ...

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by toneale
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Commercial, Takeoff At SEA
Replies: 39
Views: 9914

RE: New Delta Commercial, Takeoff At SEA

I rather like the first commercial in the thread - reminds us all of the miracle of commercial aviation. No, it's not a differentiator for Delta - who cares?

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by toneale
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 15
Replies: 74
Views: 44425

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Crash - Part 15

Fact is, the quicker they release facts/data, the less likely there is to be outside influence on the findings. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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by toneale
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane/helicopter Collision In Maryland
Replies: 5
Views: 2105

RE: Small Plane/helicopter Collision In Maryland

The airplane was clearly a Cirrus based on pictures taken at the scene and it's parachute deployed.

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by toneale
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 56
Replies: 306
Views: 50807

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 56

I've been lurking since this whole thing started. As a casual observer, but really puzzles me is that there has been not 1 piece of debris found belonging to the aircraft. That seems just so implausible to me. I understand not finding the aircraft itself for months (maybe years) given the depth and ...

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by toneale
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3
Replies: 304
Views: 100329

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3

From the overhead view showing the debris field, sure looks like a short landing. With the displaced threshold, looks like about 700 feet short....that's a pretty significant miss, even for a visual landing. Will be interesting to see what the recorders reveal about the approach and the cockpit call...

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by toneale
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Arrested For Flying Over Power Station
Replies: 67
Views: 22746

RE: Pilot Arrested For Flying Over Power Station

The hot coffee suit was frivolous - I've studied the case at length. Yes, the coffee was hot - guess what, McDonalds still serves it that hot. Hot coffee will cause injury when you do what Ms. Liebeck did. Her own negligence cause her injuries. As for this poor pilot, I'm not landing unless ordered ...

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by toneale
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT 2015 Expansion Plans
Replies: 54
Views: 8890

RE: CLT 2015 Expansion Plans

Of course, the new runway spells the demise of the best feature at CLT - The Overlook.

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by toneale
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Exclusive Soda Contracts
Replies: 12
Views: 10630

RE: US Airports With Exclusive Soda Contracts

CLT is Coke. There is one or two places you can find a Pepsi (I have took pretty hard).

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by toneale
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Wing Falls In Flight In Argentina. Video
Replies: 13
Views: 23456

RE: Plane Wing Falls In Flight In Argentina. Video

Very quick reaction by the pilot.....hard to believe he could assess the situation that fast.

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by toneale
Sat May 26, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic AC Incident At CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 13528

Historic AC Incident At CLT

Not sure which craft, but Fifi, the only remaining B29 was flying there today.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...ld-war-ii-planes-landing-gear.html

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by toneale
Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Fence At St Maarten
Replies: 32
Views: 26847

RE: New Fence At St Maarten

I was there last month. The new fence is up against the road rails and is intended to reduce fence surfing. It has had the intended effect.

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by toneale
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nascar - Hendrick Jet Overruns Runway
Replies: 25
Views: 11222

RE: Nascar - Hendrick Jet Overruns Runway

Was a horrible crash (the King Air), CFIT. Had they been equipped with a GPS the crash likely would hot have happened.

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by toneale
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV
Replies: 13
Views: 16209

RE: Another Air Show Crash - Martinsburg, WV

I saw him leave JQF.  

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by toneale
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest 'overkill' On A Route
Replies: 77
Views: 18837

RE: Greatest 'overkill' On A Route

Once flew <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> in a Braniff 727. Flight originated in <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), ...

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by toneale
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66678

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

Agreed, looking at the video, it appears they took off from the wrong <acronym title="RAS Fluggeselischaft mbH">RW</acronym>. Reports the <acronym title="RAS Fluggeselischaft mbH">RW</acronym> was closed are incorrect. It had just been resurfaced and was open. According to airport spokesman, it was ...

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by toneale
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?
Replies: 26
Views: 4348

RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

The area is known as the Raleigh-Durham area. In fact, the area is actually known as the Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem triangle.

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by toneale
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Ever Planned Flight
Replies: 70
Views: 9661

RE: Shortest Ever Planned Flight

I took a 727 flight on Braniff from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> in the mid-80s. The flight originated at <acronym title="San Antonio - ...

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by toneale
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Questioned By Law Enforcement?
Replies: 62
Views: 4051

Anyone Questioned By Law Enforcement?

I'm new to this hobby. I'm lucky to live near <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> which is a class B airport and thus very busy. <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> has an ...

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by toneale
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: CLT Runway Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

RE: CLT Runway Question

Tim, I have used the overlook a few times and love it! However, be careful not to stray. Yesterday they were using 36R and L, so I went to the general aviation area and shot through a gap at a fence gate. I was questioned by the local police and run off by the airport rent-a-cops. I wasn't doing any...

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