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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11265

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

The Air Force is already precision flying every day with nobody in the craft.

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by TVNWZ
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5257

Re: Political pressure jeopardizing safety at MDW

So, what was the actual airfield condition? Wet or dry?

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Politicians going about politics! Who knew?!

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by TVNWZ
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

20/20 hindsight.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Covid will kill privatization for now.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

My guess is someone else charted the plane. Can’t see the city paying someone to fly in private to answer questions. I don't think someone else is going to charter Spanos' G-V. He is in town for one reason or another (overnight) so who knows. We can guess. It makes it more mysterious! BRING OUR CHh...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone able to explain this? https://twitter.com/tpc_stl/status/1271795062712696833 Its the LA Chargers owners private jet at Downtown Airport. Seems to have been sitting there overnight judging by the photos also. A long way for some maintenance work on a small private aircraft surely? I would gam...

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 29, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I like some of the ideas behind it but if any organization really says " Lambert only survives under city ownership and operationship with tax increases which will burden lower income residents, whom in St. Louis, are predominantly african-american." Then that is an outright lie to try to...

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

NAACP believes Lambert only survives under city ownership and operationship with tax increases which will burden lower income residents, whom in St. Louis, are predominantly african-american. That is 100% untrue. An airport has to be self sustaining. That’s why the fees were so high on airlines aft...

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154354

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Draw a straight line along the angle of attack at the area suspected of being the engine striking the runway. The fuselage would have struck the ground just aft of the wing. Not to mention the nacelle would probably been ripped off. Fishy.

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38901

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

There is always profit to be made in adversity.

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

Im waiting for the Clorox cocktail. Clorox and OJ... :yuck:

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 12, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54965

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I think it will be a long time..if ever..when DL comes back. Most of the suspended airports are near way-bigger airports (OAK, MDW etc.)
These outposts will be the last to get reestablished, particularly if things come back slowly.

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by TVNWZ
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Voucher
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Travel Voucher

Depends. But because of the present situation you can probably get it extended. But if you don’t call them before it expires it will probably go away. Call.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5322

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

I have another theory. I strongly believe all of the US3 will remove baggage fees and change fees permanently to get passengers back in the air and to stimulate demand . No change fees and/or fully refundable/changeable tickets should have been a requirement of any U.S. airline taking a bailout. Yo...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 45
Views: 10698

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

The Corona virus thread is way too large. It should be closed and Subtopic threads should be started as some have suggested. I refuse to read or participate in these giant catch all threads. This site needs to go back to being more organic, user driven. Well said. Coronavirus has caused so many off...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64181

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

UpNAWAy wrote:
Most every company in America will file for bankruptcy in 6 months if the media hysteria doesn't stop soon.


Maybe I'm wrong, but it appears all the media is doing is reporting the hysteria created by other people. You know... like the whole world..

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64181

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There seems to be a very big lack of understanding about how debt works.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I didn't call North County vibrant. I called Bridgeton vibrant. Members of my family lived there.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

With amazon now here it should be a easier choice for privatization. The cargo city idea would work out well. Fedex, UPS, and Amazon could all move over there and make a pretty big and nice area for it. Maybe even utilize the shoddy runway that shouldn't have been built. The shoddy runway was 12 ye...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

With amazon now here it should be a easier choice for privatization. The cargo city idea would work out well. Fedex, UPS, and Amazon could all move over there and make a pretty big and nice area for it. Maybe even utilize the shoddy runway that shouldn't have been built. The airlines and local busi...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Rent a car. Drive to Murphysboro and get some 17th Street Barbecue.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was my post moved?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Why was my post moved?

departedflights wrote:
I expect a response.


You may have to email them for a response.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

atrude777 wrote:

Would you believe we saw TWA MD80's. 727's, and DC9's flying in and out of MWA barely 25 years ago?! Those were the days! :)

Alex


I go back even farther. Took Fairchild Hiller FH-227Bs frequently out of there back in the 60's and 70's.Those things were teeth rattling.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was TWA still "Trans World Airlines" in the final months?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Was TWA still "Trans World Airlines" in the final months?

Trans World Airlines Inc. assets bought by AMR and then folded into new corporation TWA Airlines LLC until full integration.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3499

Re: Posts Disappearing

I hope deletion of threads / posts is monitored by airliners.net, including who deletes and if there are trends. Personal preferences of specific moderators shouldn't play a role. Let alone personal battles. I feel some of the deletions are not related to forum rules and are disrespectful to the cr...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pan Am Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Pan Am Blue

Sometime back there was a discussion on how to duplicate Pan Am Blue. Well, I came across this graphics guide in the digital collection of Pan Am at the Univ. of Miami. If you go to https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/ref/collection/asm0341/id/109428 and then to page 15, this starts a discussion ...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Bottom line: If these Multi Billion dollar companies thought the service was valuable and would use it to such a degree an airline could make a decent amount of money you would have the service. It appears STL business is not motivated enough to do that. I suspect-- that in the end--they believe a o...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

We have a huge office in London and our world HQ is here in STL. We travel to London frequently and co-workers from the UK fly here. I don't work for a small start-up or mom and pop LLC, so the need IS there and I think that when we get it, people will be shocked at how full it is. I know the incen...

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by TVNWZ
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

My bet: nothing.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

maps4ltd wrote:

We have a bad history w/ discount carriers.


We have a bad history w/ any carrier to Europe.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Istria2020 wrote:
It seems that demand is growing in the STL market for flights. Why don't airlines see this and begin to invest in STL


Airlines have a finite number of planes. Demand may be growing, but it probably is growing more in other cities. So they put their resources there.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10679

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

cledaybuck wrote:
How do you explain takeoff and ascent as "avoid falling"?


Because sometimes they don't?

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6801

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Sad to see it go. Used T2 almost weekly flying TW PHXSTL on the L1011. Flew United Express to SJC and SFO many times. Even used T1 a couple of times on WN before it went down. I always thought T2 represented what everyone thought an airline terminal should feel and look like in the wild west. It was...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12104

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

AA experienced a similar issue. What’s in uniforms that causes the problems that is not in the clothes purchased in retail chains that the average Joe wears? 1) You only wear a typical outfit maybe once per week. This is 40-60 hours per week in it. 2) You only buy stuff that is comfortable to YOU. ...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12104

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

Stink! documentary (Netflix) may relate to this topic: father explores the prevalence of unknown chemicals in products after his kid's pajamas have a strange odor (clothing company cites proprietary information re: chemicals used in its manufacturing and dye processes). Have to wonder if a chemical...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9440

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

musman9853 wrote:
TVNWZ wrote:
Y’all better never check into a hotel room if that plane creeps you out. Just sayin.

kids weren't raped in most hotel rooms.


Most. You don't know it didn't happen in yours.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15922

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong. And so the clowns continue to run the circus. Skulls thicker than a 737 fuselage. I am sure Boeing has done considerable market testing and they have found the name of the plane will have little effect. They j...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9440

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

Y’all better never check into a hotel room if that plane creeps you out. Just sayin.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Is American Airlines overloaded by bureaucratic Staffing?

Smart move. He will be a lobbyist. And when he swaggers into an airport commission meeting where AA is wanting better/more facilities AA will have a better chance to get what they want. Probably without paying for it. The McCain name still has major clout in the west and Hawaii. Again, smart.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9440

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

Buying Three engines to get it going won’t be cheap

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19619

Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

N14AZ wrote:
Not an expert, of course, but as mentioned by JetBuddy, the wreckage does not look like the aircraft was shot down. Looks as if it landed on its belly and caught fire.


You can "shoot down" a plane in a way that disables it so you have to crash land..

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I look at the total picture, options pre-security and options post-security. STL comes up short in both categories, but particularly pre-security. I've been in airports everywhere. STL could do so much better, but the natives think it is "good enough" apparently. At least it is not MCI. Bu...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 698
Views: 71894

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I ran across this article a few days ago and posted a thread on it but it was moved to Polls and Preferences within minutes: https://www.wanderu.com/blog/ranking-the-best-worst-airports-for-food-in-the-u-s/ STL was ranked #45 out of 50 of the 50 busiest airports in the US for food options. Personal...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14597

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

wjcandee wrote:
TVNWZ wrote:
BarneyCaptain should weigh in....


He's too smart to comment on an article that dumb.


So, I made popcorn for nothing? Darn.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14597

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

BarneyCaptain should weigh in....

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by TVNWZ
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seasonal MKE-SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 3981

Re: United seasonal MKE-SFO

Lpbri wrote:
UA operated this route in the 70s


I took it in ‘74. DC8. Left in a snow storm.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5725

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

From the CAB report, page 2, regarding the United flight, "This would be a means of identifying the Preston Intersection but, under the circumstances, would require rapid mental calculation in the interpretation of a display which could be easily misread . Several factors support the conclusio...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5725

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

Today marks the 59th anniversary of UA flight 826 a DC8 operating ORD-JFK and TW flight 266 a L1046 operating DAY-CMH-LGA. These two aircraft collided over the densely populated borough of Brooklyn. The UA aircraft crashed in Park Slope, Brooklyn while the TW aircraft made it across the harbor and ...

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