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by B6JFKH81
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: Airports near homes

Most of the ones in the NY Metro area would qualify I would think (JFK, EWR, LGA, TEB, FRG, ISP, HPN)....

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa at PBI
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: Air Europa at PBI

One of four ex Air Europa E195s that were stored at Norwich, for Breeze. There's a significant MRO facility at SJO that handles E190/E195, jetBlue use it, and the ex Copa and American aircraft heading to Alliance have been there too. So not an unreasonable ultimate destination. Others are 140/143/1...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 33767

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

N584JB, the FINAL A320 to receive the new interior, is done and flying back to MCO today. 119 aircraft are complete, over 1,400 seats added to the fleet (about 9 A320 extra seating capacity in total), a large party was held in the Aeroman Hangar on Friday which was very nice. And so we go onto the n...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aegean Airlines bringing their hot meal service back in Economy on European flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: Are Aegean Airlines bringing their hot meal service back in Economy on European flights?

Hot meals in Aegean economy class don't seem to be coming back any time soon: https://en.aegeanair.com/togetherwithcare/your-new-travel-experience/#aegeanwidget Based on other airlines I've flown during the pandemic though, perhaps you can sneak a bucket of KFC aboard and make everyone else jealous...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340s still crossing the pacific?
Replies: 11
Views: 2465

Re: A340s still crossing the pacific?

drdisque wrote:
Do you know if CX ever used theirs over the Pacific? My initial feeling was no, but there might have been an exception.


CX had flights to JFK on the A340-600 for quite some time before changing to the 777-300

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7355

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

are they gonna repaint the the special ones like fdny and nypd out of those liveries or something else? Eventually they all need to be repainted, around every 5-7 years. For the sports aircraft, if the sponsorship between the airline and team still exists, you will probably see an updated version (...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today
Replies: 40
Views: 8816

Re: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today

As I understand it, currently there are just NEOs and NEOLRs flying, and the XLRs are coming in 2024ish? Not sure how the OP flew on an an XLR, but when it does take to the skies I am sure to see these numbers increase significantly! The current A321LR is good but still limited.

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7355

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

JBcapecott wrote:
Which A321 CEOs are getting repainted this year?


I would have to look at the schedule when I get back to SAL, I'll get back to you next week. There were quite a few if I recall correctly.

By the way, paint is also being split between 2 facilities this year, VQQ and MCN.

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91? Yes, they do operate under 91 which is why we can use a separate group of pilots who are retired...they can't transport passengers under 121 anymore but can still move an empty airliner. Great group of pilots, so much...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91? Yes, they do operate under 91 which is why we can use a separate group of pilots who are retired...they can't transport passengers under 121 anymore but can still move an empty airliner. Great group of pilots, so much...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 97
Views: 9076

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

For me it would have to be Carnival Airlines on a B727 from ISP heading to Florida.

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N804JB

Aircraft in progress:
N633JB - Should depart around 1/10
N662JB - Should depart around 1/19
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N804JB has departed SAL:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N804JB

Aircraft in progress:
N633JB - Should depart around 1/10
N662JB - Should depart around 1/19

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N821JB left yesterday, should be performing revenue flights starting tomorrow. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N821JB N662JB arrived yesterday. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N662JB Current aircraft in production: N633JB (mod aircraft # 114, early January release) N804JB (mod aircraft # 115...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How many more to go 4 more. 1 will get to SAL this month, then the last 3 will be done on a single nose to tail line so 1 plane per month January, February and March. So when I fly in April I have a STRONG probability of getting a phase 1 or 2 aircraft It's been the case for quite some time now con...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Brianpr3 wrote:
How many more to go


4 more. 1 will get to SAL this month, then the last 3 will be done on a single nose to tail line so 1 plane per month January, February and March.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N657JB left yesterday, N804JB arrived this morning. Currently in production:
>N633JB
>N804JB
>N821JB

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Yes, the 700/800’s had new interiors, and I know that airbus constantly upgrades the jet, but technically per airbus an “enhanced” a320 is the leap when they went from CRT->LCD and changed the hydraulic logic for nose wheel steering. I think 590JB was the first enhanced A320 jetblue received. It mi...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633JB

N804JB is due to ferry from FLL to SAL on 12/6 for interior mod.

N657JB is wrapping up right now and should ferry from SAL to MCO on 12/5 after a test flight.
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N633JB is due to ferry from BOS to SAL this afternoon for interior mod:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633JB

N804JB is due to ferry from FLL to SAL on 12/6 for interior mod.

N657JB is wrapping up right now and should ferry from SAL to MCO on 12/5 after a test flight.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 17
Views: 5735

Re: Rotating airport beacon

They have them here in El Salvador at the main international airport MSLP/SAL in San Luis Talpa and the smaller airport in Ilopango ILS/MSSS.

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N821JB arrived here in SAL yesterday to start the interior modification, N657JB is about a week away from departing. It is going to be a busy December for us down here!

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Phase 1; 20/20 100% Complete 646JB-Complete-Bravo Lima Uniform Echo 568JB-Complete-Blue Sapphire 570JB-Complete-Devil With A Blue Dress On 556JB-Complete-Betty Blue 571JB-Complete-Blue Monday 621JB-Complete-Do Be Do Be Blue 579JB-Complete-Can’t Stop Lovin’ Blue 580JB-Complete-Mo’ Better Blue 627JB-...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N635JB is re-scheduled to depart SAL this afternoon with Phase 2 installed. N657JB has started its modification and should release around 12/5 give-or-take. We have a few aircraft that were released from the desert here (will not receive the modification) to go through HMVs before entering operation...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Apologies if this is a bit off topic, however how come the registrations go off in all random orders, and not consecutive order? Not really random: N5##JB -N6##JB: A320 CLASSIC (Aircraft that were sold to BlueWings and came back came as JL/JT) N7##JB-N8##JB: A320 ENHANCED These delivered with the e...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

A321 N905JB has been repainted to the Balloons tail, same as the A321neo fleet. Found a picture online on another site, but I'm afraid to link it due to this site's strict rules with sharing external content. Re-paint information is being tracked in the re-paint thread: https://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I was imagining how great it'd be if they made all of their MINT CEO's core and all NEO's MINT in the future, like what JoseSalazar said; however, I probably wouldn't see them doing it even if Covid didn't happen. Hoe many E190's would be refreshed if so and you guys are saying it'd just be like e-...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Any idea if the Original Mint A321ceos will get updated to the Mint 2.0 or a conversion to the newer Airspace interior? I have not heard of any such modification, no. I have heard of a possible E190 refresh being looked into (although nothing close to the scale of the A320s as the ultimate goal is ...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Tail 523 has gone to SAL from MZJ. I’m assuming this plane is just there for a return to service check and not the modification? Can someone else confirm this. I have it on the list above but not included in the counts till it’s confirmed if it is or is not getting the modification. Confirmed, N523...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Family P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 334
Views: 88303

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Considering that this aircraft is already short legged compared with the 757, why haven't any of these cargo conversions been retrofitted with the modern winglets that are available ? It seems like it would make sense to squeeze every last drop of range from the A321. Do we know if a trade study ha...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

Airbus doesn't have artificial feel at all and there is no feedback from the flight controls. The stick is spring-loaded so that force increases with deflection. Holding at full deflection takes a fair bit of force, but most manoeuvres require little stick movement. The force gradient is very smoot...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: Aircraft that are heavy on the controls or light?

Airbus aircraft (and I believe all FBW aircraft) have an entirely artificial feel, since they lack a mechanical connection to the flight control surfaces. Usually they try to go for low forces to reduce physical exhaustion. Airbus doesn't have artificial feel at all and there is no feedback from th...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6907

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

B6’s subfleet of LRs have a red ETOPS sticker on the NW gear door. Beyond the flaps of the XLR variant, it would appear that there are no other cosmetic differences between NEO variants. However, B6’s A321s (both CEO and NEO) started a trend of using only one tail design for each type, rather than ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N806JB has departed SAL and replaced with N635JB for the interior modification.

Next departure for interior mod will be N712JB around the 22nd of October.

Current aircraft being modified in SAL in departure order (which is always subject to change):
N712JB
N638JB
N658JB
N635JB

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

N659JB departed today, N658JB has taken over on that line.

N806JB is wrapping up over the next few days.

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 5336

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

It depends on how different the engine overhaul is. Remember the MD-90 shared the same basic V2500 as found on thousands of A320s, but it is different enough that ultimately by the end only one shop was qualified to work on it. Yup. Our (B6) V2500s used to go to MTU Hannover, now I believe they hav...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How long for another update from Farmd90? I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be don...

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by B6JFKH81
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How long for another update from Farmd90? I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be don...

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by B6JFKH81
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 63
Views: 7460

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

When I lived in NY and had to audit contract MX stations, I drove to the following airports to work for the day, never flew in/out of them though: SWF HPN BDL I'm sure there are more from work I'm forgetting. I've been to lots of small fields to see airshows and whatnot over the years too, never hav...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 15313

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Iberia, Cubana, FedEx, UPS Iberia’s livery is only 8 years old. Good call Polot - love a good discussion. Saudia just released a couple of special liveries to celebrate their 75th. Feels like their current c/s has been around for a minute. And, JetBlue? They're not a 'historic' airline, but couldn'...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 3529

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

I love both A and B, so I'll try and give an objective, and 'not too opinionated' (but still personal!) opinion... While the A320neo might be *a tad* quieter than the Max, most people (like myself) feel that the Max is best, and that to me is simple psychology, given that NG was so far noisier.... ...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56 versus GTF
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: CFM56 versus GTF

You are comparing an engine with first run date of June 1974 to what I presume is the PW1000 which did a first run in 2007....nearly a 40-year difference. The CFM56 had 40+ years of service bulletins and ADs to perfect it, the PW1000 has only had 14. Sorry, but you are not making comparisons anywher...

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by B6JFKH81
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 982
Views: 200400

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

FARmd90 wrote:
N807JB is on its way to MCO with 599 taking its place.


Major milestone met with N807JB....that was the 100th aircraft to get modified!!!

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by B6JFKH81
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 3746

Re: Do Airbus pilots have nicknames for their aircraft?

A common nick name for the A320, and maybe other A3xx, is Fifi. Why? I have no clue, but that's what a few of us called it. The 737 is known as the guppy at UAL. It’s French, hence FiFi. With final assembly in Germany I'd think something in Deutsche would be a more fitting nickname. Fifi could appl...

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Another record at SRQ?

https://srq-airport.com/frequently-asked-questions
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F27500 wrote:
I have always wondered what the 'Q' in SRQ was all about.


Here's the history on that...it is pretty much, well, nothing LOL

https://srq-airport.com/frequently-asked-questions

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by B6JFKH81
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Another record at SRQ?

Sarasota has some beautiful beach communities (Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key) that are a little more low key than places like Clearwater. Unfortunately, the red tide this year has been terrible. Looks like levels are dropping along the Pinellas peninsula, but Sarasota Beaches are still getting ...

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by B6JFKH81
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 65775

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I am adding a link in regards to the DOT oversight of the situation which was in a previous post that looks like got deleted for not having a source. I believe this was the article the poster was referencing, this article was also rehashed by Yahoo news: https://thepointsguy.com/news/dot-watching-sp...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

My first flight ever was on a TWA L10-11 from JFK to LAX as a kid, leaving from JFK T5. I remember they let me into the cockpit, those windows seemed HUGE. They let me ride in the elevator that was in that aircraft for the galley carts. I felt like royalty looking out the window and seeing Rolls Roy...

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by B6JFKH81
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 2761

Re: Carbon Composite Fuselage Issues

In my opinion, from the technical and material side of the industry, this seems like a natural progression. There were plenty of issues of metal fatigue brought to light through multiple incidents over time from multiple airframe and engine manufacturers. The COMET brought to light the forces put on...

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