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by SkyVoice
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5470

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

https://owg.com/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OWG
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I now see where Nolinor is pushing to go ahead with OWG on 31 August, 2020. Scroll down on OWG's website & you will see a digital display counting down to the exact time that the launch is expected . . .

https://owg.com/en/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OWG

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by SkyVoice
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4237

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

I'm not convinced the city of Mobile will get a great return on their investment....even if they get some traffic growth, I'm not sure they'll get enough. MOB is in a tough position between PNS and MSY. I live in Northern Kentucky, close to Cincinnati, but I lived in nearby Brewton, Alabama for a t...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

The complete lack of legroom on the Frontier 737 . . . How about the complete lack of Frontier 737s altogether? (Although I did fly MDW-DEN on an F9 737-300 back in 2000.) Today's Frontier features all Airbus equipment. I flew on them recently. I spent the extra nickel & sat in one of the first...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7301

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

Ziyulu wrote:
I attended a travel conference for work. A representative from United said that their basic economy product is a lot better than Frontier or Spirit.


Well, DUH ! ! ! Did you really expect them to say anything different? :shakehead:

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5108

Re: Disney and airline partners

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that Disney World in Florida once had its own airport! Called the Disney World STOLport, it had a 2,000' (609.6 m.) runway, an IATA code of DWS & was served by two airlines with de Havilland Twin Otter flights to & from MCO & TPA. Here are a few li...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

I live in Northern Kentucky & I listen to ATC on my scanner. If CargoJet's ops @ CVG are indicative of how the rest of the company is doing, then they must be doing very well! I hear numerous CargoJet flights flying in & out of the DHL & Amazon hubs at CVG every day & night.

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

This thread has run off the rails! Why don't we try to help this guy? O.K., I haven't flown Delta during this coronavirus pandemic, but I got some help from them during big-time irregular ops last year by calling their help desk at 1-855-548-2505. I left my cellphone number for them to call back, an...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6106

Re: Non photographed airliners?

Didn't the original Ozark Airlines (OZ) order a Boeing 727-200, and didn't Boeing paint the plane in Ozark's "Three Swallows" livery, only to have Ozark cancel the Boeing order? I think that there may have been a "photoshopped" pic of a 727 on the Ozark history website, but I hav...

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4820

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Interesting. I thought that Aircalin flew these routes, but they don't. I wish them well, especially given the times in which we live.

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by SkyVoice
Fri May 08, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15365

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

A new airline for CVG is supposed to be announced Friday! It’s Alaska Airlines starting in august of this year Unfortunately no big surprise Alaska Airlines CVG-SEA is cut before it can even start, at least for the time being. Actually, I'm surprised that they waited this long to make the announcem...

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4061

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

Meigs Field (CGX) in Chicago was mentioned before. Also closed, but not mentioned so far is Kai Tak.

Back in Chicago, MDW is not exactly lovable, but it is convenient to the city's skyline, the Loop, Lakeshore Drive, etc.

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by SkyVoice
Fri May 01, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Fleet parking lot pictures

lightsaber wrote:
Please repost the picture, the link is bad.


Yes, please. The link brought me right back here, to this thread!

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by SkyVoice
Fri May 01, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3685

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

What killed Mirabel, I believe, was the fact that Mirabel was built so far away from Montreal. I would like to hear from Canadians about what they used to do to avoid having to go to--or through--Mirabel. For other aerodromes, check out these links . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

I wonder when the last time there was a intrastate flight like this. You see it all the time in Texas, but there's a bit of a difference there. Probably not since UA had the CLE hub or DL at CVG. Some would want to throw a penalty flag on CVG, since it's technically the Cincinnati / Northern Kentuc...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 154
Views: 15365

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

The old Piedmont Airlines served London-Corbin KY until about the late 1970s. During the 70s, PI flew YS-11s and F-27s/FH-227s into LOZ. Anybody know if an occasional 732 was used?? The London-Corbin Airport, aka Magee Field, was indeed a regular stop for the original Piedmont Airlines (PI, 1948-19...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 5269

Re: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?

I just watched the first part of the video. I'll finish it later. It's AWESOME! In fact, it's a Wonder, BRA ! ! !

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by SkyVoice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4823

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

It seems more and more that such a move would be like SU of years past. There were so many carriers in Russia at one point but that seems to have found a natural path of consolidation over time. How many "Babyflots" are left? Wikipedia 's "Babyflot" article states that there wer...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

F9 applied for a CARES Act waiver to suspend service to CMH and 34 other cities through 6-10-20: https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1248607200416804864/photo/1 Yumpin' Yiminy! That's a bite-and-a-half for those cities, and some of them are not small at all! But, with the load factors almost down in...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic flight schedules
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Re: Historic flight schedules

http://www.departedflights.com/
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Here's another source for airline schedules of days past . . . http://www.departedflights.com/

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by SkyVoice
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

F9 applied for a CARES Act waiver to suspend service to CMH and 34 other cities through 6-10-20: https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1248607200416804864/photo/1 Yumpin' Yiminy! That's a bite-and-a-half for those cities, and some of them are not small at all! But, with the load factors almost down in...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Amazon to suspend delivery service that competes with Fedex and UPS. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-suspend-delivery-service-that-competes-with-ups-fedex-11586296112?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=17 What does this mean for CVG? Just a delay? Amazon Shipping was a pilot service that d...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2972

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

Wow. Many of you have come up with some fine candidates! I find it very hard not to go with either the Lockheed Constellation or the Concorde. HOWEVER, may I present my candidate, one that changed commercial air travel history forever, the de Havilland DH-106 Comet! 0155719,1255369,1588547 I am very...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ULCCs and Social Distancing
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: ULCCs and Social Distancing

That's like most other questions people have been asking about how things will be during & after this pandemic. We just don't know!

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by SkyVoice
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

DL's CVG schedule for Monday, April 13th: 4x CVG-ATL 3x CVG-DTW 3x CVG-MSP 1x CVG-SLC That's it. I have no words. Well, that sucks & all, but it's not completely unexpected. There are many folks who believe that the entire American commercial aviation industry should be shut down until this cor...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 52563

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

With the talk of DL emerging a smaller airline, what do you think this means for CVG? Seems like it would be bad news but those of you there would know better than me. Jshank83, my crystal ball may need some polishing, buffing & shining, but let me share with you a post that I wrote for another...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home

According to the article, the most number of miles that one can get this way is only about 3,000. That's not a whole lot, but it will garner S7 a certain amount of publicity & curiosity.

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by SkyVoice
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

This sort of thing happens here (Northern Kentucky) every night. While the huge Amazon / DHL hub is going at CVG, so is the UPS Worldport at SDF. When UPS freighters from the East Coast overfly CVG, they make contact with CVG Approach, advising that they are descending at FL140 over Warsaw, Kentucky.

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by SkyVoice
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Can we all pause & take a deep breath here for just a minute? Thank you! First, far from criticizing CVG, I actually think that Midwestindy had a good point to make about my post . . . Cut all the focus cities and focus on core hubs. This would be a good time for DL to finish off closing up CVG....

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by SkyVoice
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mueller Airport Control Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Mueller Airport Control Tower

Perhaps someone can rewrite the lyrics to the song, sung by Frank Sinatra, "There Used to Be a Ballpark," and change it to "There Used to Be an Airport."

EDIT: And, do the same for Stapleton, among others.

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by SkyVoice
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12220

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Their CEO is Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham. Samaritan's Purse has been around for decades. They are not shy about going to some of the world's high-risk areas to give aid & comfort to those who are suffering.

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by SkyVoice
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America
Replies: 17
Views: 4932

Re: Wisdom of parking large #s of aircraft at one airport in North America

* * BAD JOKE ALERT * * The spring training complex for the Cincinnati Reds & the Cleveland Indians is located in Goodyear, Arizona, across the street from the Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR). Now that spring training has been postponed, perhaps the ball clubs can make a few bucks by parking plane...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Cut all the focus cities and focus on core hubs. This would be a good time for DL to finish off closing up CVG. Nah, baby, nah! Until the coronavirus crisis began, Delta was actually making money at CVG, something they didn't always do when CVG was a Delta / Comair hub. They were at 400 flights a d...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2304

Re: Cross country propeller flights

Back in the 1980s, I subscribed to the OAG North American Pocket Flight Guide . It arrived every month, along with that month's copy of Frequent Flyer magazine. In one of the magazine's issues, one of their writers, David Martindale, accomplished this and wrote a trip report, which became a feature ...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

For businesses: The use of digital media in things like teleconferencing will explode. Being savvy at tech will translate into training at our universities, colleges, vocational schools, high schools, middle schools & elementary / grammar schools. This will happen much more than it even does now...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14353

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

Didn't the first Airbus A300s & 310s have 2-5-2 seating in coach? What was that like compared to flying on one of the tri-jets or quads?

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by SkyVoice
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12450

Re: AS announces CVG service

UA CVG-SFO was short lived, with competition on that route with DL. HUH...isn't UA @ SFO way larger than [email protected]?....certainly more feed. Why did UA fail ? That's easy. SkyMiles, my friends! All the time that DL/DLConx had the hub at CVG, nearly everyone in the region carped about the high fares. (S...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8410

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

There is no technical problem that can make a plane suddenly turn its transponder off, yet continue to fly such an elaborate path for the next several hours. And lets not forget that Z. Shah plotted a nearly identical route on his flight simulator to the middle of the ocean during the weeks leading...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 147164

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Cross-posting from the Ohio thread, but OAG thinks DAY is ripe for the picking for Breeze. The second link has a pretty good map of unserved North/South routes East of the Mississippi; you'd just have to replace the primary airport with a secondary nearby if that's the model they're going to run wi...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2148

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

One aerodrome that still exists as a GA field; Magee Field, the London-Corbin Airport (LOZ/KLOZ), Kentucky, USA, via a Piedmont Airlines (PI) Fairchild Hiller FH-227 turboprop, back in 1973. I shall have to post a trip report about it someday. I would like to read about someone's experiences flying ...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Lots of great stuff here! How about a story about an airport that was built, overbuilt, then completely demolished and ploughed under? That's the story of Amon Carter Field / Greater Southwest International Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. There are a lot of stories about GSW online, but I think th...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5829

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Lots of great stuff here! How about a story about an airport that was built, overbuilt, then completely demolished and ploughed under? That's the story of Amon Carter Field / Greater Southwest International Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. There are a lot of stories about GSW online, but I think th...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 6961

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

I have to agree with those of you that have posted the Shorts 330. In fact, I called them "flying uglies!" But, our OP asked for a jet. For me, the ugliest jet was the BAC-111. Too short & fat, especially in American Airlines livery back in the day. But, they always got me where I need...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: Regionals next business model

Independence was 15 years ago, in a vastly different market landscape. Oh, and they operated 319s. They operated mainly CRJ aircraft .... https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Independence-Air And they operated A319s. 15 years ago. In a vastly different market landscape. Using them as an example of...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13319

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

I have a question for you West Michiganders (or anyone else who knows about this)! For years, my wife's family owned lakefront property in Pentwater, Michigan. Following my Mother-In-Law's death in January, 2019, the property and the cottage on it were sold, with my help. (I made five trips up there...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency

What is the YouTube link for this video? I can't get it to play on my Commodore Amiga Dell Desktop with Microsoft XP!

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by SkyVoice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5942

Re: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

From Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Paramount, 1984): "Flying? How hard can it be?"

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by SkyVoice
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13434

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

They should hire me to do their audio & video ads for them! SkyVoice here for Sky Palace! Seriously, since this startup is to be based at Tampa International Airport (TPA), I wonder if anyone behind Sky Palace was also behind the proposed-but-never-realized Crystal Airways, which was also suppos...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying this aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 4899

Re: What is this?

Back in that day, the concept shown being tested here was called an unducted fan (UDF) engine. As has already been posted, the engine's noise was no better than that of a turboprop's engine. There may be a future for UDF engines if the bugs can be worked out. There would be one problem, though. If a...

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