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by KCaviator
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 175445

Re: AA to close Envoy bases in NYC

I feel like Envoy should have been spun off from AA years ago. Envoy mostly flies to markets that really don't "need" air service anyways so to me, Envoy is just a burning pit of money at this point. 1. Envoy is a regional airline, the business model is no different than the other 12 regi...

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by KCaviator
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start IND-MEM?
Replies: 44
Views: 5904

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

It's not clear to me, is this Republic "at risk" or has Delta contracted this as a smart way to get some all-but-guaranteed cash flow? My understanding was that Delta terminated all the Skywest at-risk flying, so I'd assume they're not looking to add more. No, it's actually the opposite. ...

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by KCaviator
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start IND-MEM?
Replies: 44
Views: 5904

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

FlyingElvii wrote:
Looks like a scheduled repo, does not appear to be for sale. I'll see what I can find out next week. I do know YX is flying a couple of Montana trips for DL from SLAC in October (For Now...)


YX flying for DL out of SLC?

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48422

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Joplin has Springfield , Tulsa and Northwest Arkansas airports nearby. Hell then there's FSM but AA dominates that 95k enplanments per year airport with the nice bathroom. Joplin is EAS. How are they dropping this? https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-03/Current%20list%20of%20EAS...

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by KCaviator
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5309

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

While I wouldn’t call this a political issue, or even an airline-specific issue for that matter, ATC plays these games all the time. ATC knows that certain conditions will completely shut operations down. For example, FZRA, +SN, and PL (just to name a few) do not have holdover times. ATC is aware t...

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by KCaviator
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5309

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

While I wouldn’t call this a political issue, or even an airline-specific issue for that matter, ATC plays these games all the time. ATC knows that certain conditions will completely shut operations down. For example, FZRA, +SN, and PL (just to name a few) do not have holdover times. ATC is aware th...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8264

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

UPlog wrote:
What CPA's are at risk for RJET?

I don't think AA/DL/UA can just walk away without paying out hefty penalties.


None. All of the remaining CPA’s are long-term into the mid- to late-2020s. With that being said, YX did just lose 6 DL 170s to CPA expiration. These were formerly at CP.

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by KCaviator
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12273

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

32andBelow wrote:
This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October


This is what happens when you have a contract without scope.

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by KCaviator
Mon May 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18291

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

The flight suits seem a tad gimmicky.

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by KCaviator
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 8975

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

Who are you proposing does all the E175 flying in CLT, DCA and PHL that YX does today? Those birds are owned by YX so you can't just shift them to MQ. No reason to think YX will contract by any large measure. Right at the moment, with the Compass birds in conformity and entering the Envoy fleet and...

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64293

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

EVERY airline is at risk of going bankrupt right now. Cash on hand for cash expenses in terms of days: AA: ~40 DL: ~25* UA: ~40 WN: ~80 NK: ~150 Source: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/mission/office-policy/aviation-policy/360346/2019q1quarterlyfinancialreportmajors.pdf?fbcli...

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by KCaviator
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5324

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

The pilots wear button-downs with a vest. Where do I sign up for this shit?

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by KCaviator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19474

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

If Im not mistaken Trans States has lost a lot of flying over the last couple of years. I know my friend used to do a lot of flying out of IAH (then lost back to Expressjet) then a lot of northeastern flying (cant remember for sure who) then just ORD and DEN (and being a local to colorado and us gr...

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by KCaviator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19474

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

Any predictions on the future of UAX? Here’s mine:

ExpressJet
GoJet
SkyWest
Mesa

CommutAir will merge with ExpressJet. Air Wisconsin will likely be TSA’d after their contract expires. Fate of Republic is up in the air, IMO. Could go either way.

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by KCaviator
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Mesa historically so bad?
Replies: 31
Views: 6035

Re: Why is Mesa historically so bad?

They actually perform quite well for UA. It probably does help that the majority of their fleet is new compared to the CR9s A lot also has to do with the simplicity of the UAX Mesa operation - E175's only operate from IAH, CR7's only operate from IAD. This is not true. They have 175s in IAD as well.

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by KCaviator
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 4910

Re: Compass Airlines

All but 6 of their DL 175s are in the process of being transferred to YX. The other 6 are going to OO. YX will be using them primarily in the new DL BOS hub, while OO will replace CP out west. That leaves CP with 25 175s, all operated for AA. That contract ends in 2022. If AA decides to place them w...

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by KCaviator
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

So who is losing flying? Compass is flying 20 175 for AA and that their last contract so that could be the end of them MQ is supposed to take over CP's flying since the birds are owned by American; the OO birds are new and will be owned by OO which leads me to believe it will be part of the YV phas...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Just hearing that this helicopter didn’t have EGPWS/TAWS? Unbelievable. Superstars, VIPs, millionaires, etc need to be more aware of what they’re flying in and whom they’re flying with. Flying low level + fog + mountainous/hilly terrain + lack of terrain awareness warning system = exactly what the r...

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Look at the flight data. There was an abrupt climb immediately prior to the crash. I’m guessing the pilot realized the severity of the situation too late. Not true. It seems actually opposite. From FR24: https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/N72EX-Final-Minute-of-Data-1.jpg ...

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by KCaviator
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

not saying this is what happened, I am generally curious as I know nothing about helicopters. what solutions are there if you have an engine failure at altitude In a helicopter? I’m sure the most novice traveler probably thinks if an airliner loses its engines it will fall out of the sky. Obviously...

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by KCaviator
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I don’t think it was mechanical, but almost certainly CFIT based on ATC communications, local terrain, and known weather conditions at the time. Obviously we’ll find out for sure in ~12 months.

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by KCaviator
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

[twoid][/twoid] There's a video circulating that is purporting to show the crash. I can't see it up close, so I don't know if the livery matches. What I'm watching is a clear tail-rotor failure, mismanaged. Power isn't cut following entry into the spin, aircraft continues to spin and fall, with fire...

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by KCaviator
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Truly a shock. Flightaware shows a bunch of activity lately for N72EX, including multiple SNA-CMA roundtrips. FlightRadar24 has today's route - there was some unusual circling near Glendale, and an abrupt turn into the hillside in Calabasas. There was a sudden and significant climb right before the...

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by KCaviator
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3412

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020

Holy hell. What’s that, close to 15 non-stops from MCI-MIA/FLL?

GO CHIEFS!

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by KCaviator
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19737

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

Longhornmaniac wrote:
So far this AA-DL tit-for-tat in BOS and MIA, Republic is the big winner! Lol.


So true!

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by KCaviator
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16333

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

There’s been rumor that YX was going to start flying out of BOS again for AA, and it looks as if it’s now true.

YX just opened a crew base in BOS, so this was probably an easy decision for AA to add some competition with relative ease.

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by KCaviator
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40677

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

BNA-PIA :eyepopping:

They’re challenging Frontier for the coveted Throwing Darts at a Map Award.

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by KCaviator
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange OMA-CHS service...
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: Strange OMA-CHS service...

It’s nothing more than repo flights, avgeeks.

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by KCaviator
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mooney M20 Crash at OJC (Olathe, KS)
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Mooney M20 Crash at OJC (Olathe, KS)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kmbc.com/amp/article/small-plane-crashes-tuesday-afternoon-in-olathe/30370954 Yet another GA crash... A Mooney M20 crashed shortly after takeoff yesterday at OJC. Plane crashed approximately midfield, just east of the airport property. Witnesses said the plane “dropp...

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3412

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020

More upcoming service changes for 2020 and desired wishlist. - Spring 2020: DL will up gauge MCI-SEA to a daily 738 from the E175. Largely due to an increase in Washington companies relocating to Kansas City and the upcoming Sprint/T-Mobile merger. - AS is planning a 3rd daily flight to SEA with an...

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 Crash in SD NTSB Preliminary released

No need to speculate but the first thing I would want to know is if they had any de-ice fluid applied. If not, it is reasonable to suspect degraded airflow due to contamination. Also, did they exceed the max weight? This has been discussed at length in the other thread, but even IF they deiced, the...

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 Crash in SD NTSB Preliminary released

Poorpilot wrote:
Moderate (Per the report) and heavy snow are two different things.


Using the FAA’s own Prevailing Visibility chart, which is to be used during deicing operations, the reported visibility during the day would’ve resulted in +SN, regardless of what the METAR or NTSB reported.

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by KCaviator
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crashes into house in Maryland
Replies: 16
Views: 3389

Re: Plane crashes into house in Maryland

As someone that has flown GA myself, I’m saying this with some experience in this sector of aviation. There needs to be a complete reform on regulations and training pertaining to Part 91. There are far too many inexperienced and negligent operators out there that have a completely disregard for hum...

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by KCaviator
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 Crash in SD NTSB Preliminary released

No need to speculate but the first thing I would want to know is if they had any de-ice fluid applied. If not, it is reasonable to suspect degraded airflow due to contamination. Also, did they exceed the max weight? This has been discussed at length in the other thread, but even IF they deiced, the...

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by KCaviator
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 65 seater CRJ900
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: 65 seater CRJ900

There were many rumors and a lot of talk about YX converting their 170s to 65 seats for AA. Problem was that YX doesn’t operate 170s for AA. Maybe this could be related to the YX order for 100 175s. YV could put 65 seats on the clapped out 900s and YX could replace those with new 175s. Very plausible.

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by KCaviator
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 175445

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

flightsimer wrote:
DFW-YYC is 1523NM, not sure if that runs year round or not.

But MIA-MSP is operated year round and comes in a close 2nd place at 1501NM.


DFW-YYC is only 1,324NM and MIA-MSP is 1,304NM. Not sure where your numbers are coming from.

These are both longer than DFW-STS, which is 1,299NM.

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s
Replies: 51
Views: 11252

Re: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s

While the 175s are certainly an upgrade from the CR7 (especially YV's), it's a shame to see UA continue to partner with subpar, poorly-run regionals. Instead of being smart and simplifying their regional operation to provide more continuity, such as DL has done recently, UA's regional product will ...

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

While it’s somewhat macabre, I wonder if there is any correlation between income and Part 91 crashes. I believe so. Just anecdotally, the rich and super rich die in ways your average joe would never do. Helicopters and private planes are status symbols for these people, but in reality these “toys” ...

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by KCaviator
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

Any confirmation on if the owner was the operator (i.e. PIC?) As a proud professional pilot myself, the apparent stupidity of this accident has my blood boiling. Yes. the owner of the aircraft was the organisation "Bishop & Conrad", an additional company owned by the Hansen brothers J...

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by KCaviator
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

K9V9 METAR around the time of the crash: SA 30/11/2019 18:35->METAR K9V9 301835Z AUTO 02006KT 1/2SM SN OVC005 01/01 A2930 RMK AO2 T00080008= Based on this information and using the FAA’s “Snowfall Intensities as a Function of Prevailing Visibility” chart, 1/2 SM visibility with a temperature of +1C...

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by KCaviator
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

The youngest on the flight was 7 years old. Articles have confirmed that the one person on the flight who was a pilot was Kirk Hansen. The names of all aboard have been released along with the information so it's public domain. A lot of things could have gone wrong and yes there will be an investig...

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by KCaviator
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

Any confirmation on if the owner was the operator (i.e. PIC?)

As a proud professional pilot myself, the apparent stupidity of this accident has my blood boiling.

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by KCaviator
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

Hello Everyone, Might someone clue me in on something please? I’ve noticed a few folks mentioning that one of the risk factors was that this in an uncontrolled airport. How does this add to the risk in this particular situation? Is it because of lack of services should something go wrong? While I u...

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by KCaviator
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

First: My condolences to the families. An interesting question, if I may. Why is it the assumption on this thread that this is "pilot error" when on some other threads many people on this forum claim that "pilot error" is actually very rare - and could not realistically be a cau...

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by KCaviator
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

You can put two and two together. Icing conditions and a very heavy (possibly overweight) single-engine aircraft. Probably won’t take too long to determine the cause, unfortunately. Agreed. Unless every one of those passengers were extremely malnourished, that plane didn't have a chance. I can't be...

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by KCaviator
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4503

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

You can put two and two together. Icing conditions and a very heavy (possibly overweight) single-engine aircraft. Departing a small airport, makes you wonder if proper deicing services were even available. Probably won’t take too long to determine the cause, unfortunately.

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by KCaviator
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49801

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

727LOVER wrote:
Well...I've got some news.

So the pic I posted in #153...well I saw the plane the other day.

The cheatline is gone. The ME on the tail is gone. It just says MIDWEST E PRESS
...and yes, I am missing a letter, because it wasn't there.

I only saw the left side though.


Sounds promising.

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by KCaviator
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night
Replies: 77
Views: 19394

Re: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night

N117HQ had a test flight in Indy this morning and declared an emergency due to another suspected pitch trim runaway.

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