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by SkyVoice
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pitts S-2B biplane crashes in New Orleans, killing longtime TV anchor and veteran stunt pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Pitts S-2B biplane crashes in New Orleans, killing longtime TV anchor and veteran stunt pilot

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/228270

Two beautiful people who added much to our world. God rest their souls.
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More info here . . . https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/228270

Two beautiful people who added much to our world. God rest their souls.

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by SkyVoice
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2757

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

Have you ever heard of "insider trading"? Google that. Doing that can get you a long chunk of time in a very secure place, with all expenses paid for by the federal government. It's called prison! And, insider trading is just one of the charges that can get you sent there for doing what yo...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: DFW to AMS changed to 777-300

Scarebus34 wrote:
oh boy, if only we had a thread for every equipment sub.


. . . there wouldn't be enough server space on the entire internet to publish them all ! ! !

--SkyVoice, former Delta Connection (Comair) ticket & gate agent.

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by SkyVoice
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAMyqdMj_g


I did, and I subscribed to that YouTube channel.

ltbewr wrote:
What a good story from Texas after all the terrible ones we have seen this week.


Amen. God bless the Knight family!
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737max8 wrote:
Must watch. Video of the event from Southwest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAMyqdMj_g


I did, and I subscribed to that YouTube channel.

ltbewr wrote:
What a good story from Texas after all the terrible ones we have seen this week.


Amen. God bless the Knight family!

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

While driving through pouring rain & lightning at CVG on Tuesday, July 30, I saw that FedEx had two aircraft standing on their ramp, which is located at the old DHL facility. I know that FedEx has flown one widebody Airbus A300 and/or an A310 between CVG & MEM each day for many years. So, wh...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird rumor: Pilots bribed to land on another airport?
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Re: Weird rumor: Pilots bribed to land on another airport?

Well, there is a British documentary about aviation in Russia, called Airplaneski . There are a number of instances cited in the documentary about things happening that would not likely ever happen on a Western carrier, such as a flight crew taking up a collection from passengers to pay for a replac...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5692

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Bluegrass60 wrote:
Am not worried about any of it. Just want to see SDF and the metro area live up to its potential


Amen, Brother ! ! ! :highfive:

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 6562

Re: Interjet put up for sale

Are Interjet's A320s owned or leased? If they own them, they might get some good offers for them. I'm convinced that the Sukhoi SSJs are jinxed, regardless of who owns them!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

AA is starting daily seasonal service to PHX from CVG on an A319 running December 18- April 6! Super excited about this one!! Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cincinnati.com/amp/1805046001 Leave it to the Cincinnati Enquirer to print a pic of a 737 in "scissors eagle" livery to acco...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis & opinion on a hypothetical rule or regulation on US airports
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Analysis & opinion on a hypothetical rule or regulation on US airports

Having worked (twice) at CVG & still flying through there from time to time, I can answer your question about the former hubs. Would they have benefited from such a rule? Emphatically, NO! Had such a rule been in place back in the early 1980s, CVG never would have become a Delta / Comair hub. Co...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23159

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

This guy comes off as extremely entitled. Why is that? What do you expect, when he describes himself at the end of his rant like this . . . . . . "Panama Jackson is the Senior Editor of Very Smart Brothas. He's pretty fly for a light guy. You can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking a...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 6105

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

I'm surprised the USDOJ didn't use one of their own aircraft That's a good question, Infiniti. I am a bit familiar with the DOJ's airline--aka "Con Air"--as I have seen their 727s from time to time at LEX. However, with El Chapo's history of brutality and bloodthirstiness, plus his pencha...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I ran across an article yesterday, about the possibility of Air France & KLM flying to Delta focus cities, like CVG, in 2020. I love the photo that backs the article's headline, but I was disappointed with the article itself because I didn't think it told me anything new. But, I could have misse...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4973

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Back to the OP's question, I know for a fact that Delta flew Boeing 737-200s ordered directly from Boeing because I flew on several of them out of CVG & LEX. I also know that DL acquired some 737-300s from WA & I think that Delta acquired a few Boeing 737-200s from Western, too.

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

There is no way a hypothetical Disney Airlines will survive. MCO is too competitive of a market. there's an airfield about 2 miles from magic kingdom. can you imagine getting off a plane pretty much directly into MK? No one has mentioned here yet that there WAS a STOLport at Walt Disney World when ...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 7749

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Once this aircraft is converted to an Atlas Air freighter, I am sure that I will be able to spot it at my hometown airport, CVG!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11106

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

sorry, duplicate thread - mods, please delete - thank you!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11106

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Maybe see some revival of a few of the old DL routes from CVG to Europe? :) :) Some of them, but certainly not all of them. Let's take a look . . . AMS, CDG - Forget those, they are SkyTeam fortress hubs. FCO - Too far, especially flying the return westbound. But, maybe CIO, in time (but no time so...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun
Replies: 26
Views: 4378

Re: GRR to Announce Two New Routes on 18Jun

GRR has been doing really well lately! You ain't kidding! I was just through GRR, a quick in-and-out trip for family business back on June 6-8, on Southwest. I was amazed at the loads on both the inbound & outbound flights. There were very few empty seats on both flights. It is obvious that GRR...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)

The DC-3 / C-47 is arguably the world's most iconic aircraft, ranking right up there with the Boeing 747 and the Wright Flyer. However, one needs to set time aside for watching this video. Its running time is 54:31 & it contains eight ads.

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9920

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

So, is this new system of United's going to factor in flights that have wheels-up times, bound for busy airports & major hubs?

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5692

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Asked an AA ticket agent at SDF how the new nonstop LAX flight was doing and she said "Really, really well. Seats are definitely getting filled." I searched the seat maps on Expert Flyer and the weekend flights have almost always been completely sold out both ways (when searching after ch...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9868

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

How long before the NTSB Go Team arrives on site?

RIP to the pilot. Godspeed to the pilot's family, friends & loved ones.

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9365

Re: What does WN do about NK?

There are some WN stations not currently served by NK such as MDW, DAL, HOU, ISP, LGB, MHT, ONT, PVD, SNA, SFO, SJC, DCA, and IAD that are near airports served by NK. Most of these WN stations are far enough from nearby NK stations to support nonstop service to leisure destinations on WN. Please ad...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 5880

Re: New plane coming on the market soon

http://www.walmart.com at some point. In the meantime, you could fly one to either VBT, FYV or XNA, all of which will put you close to Walmart's world headquarters!
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anshabhi wrote:
Would it be available in my local Walmart?


Never say never, I suppose. You might be able to order one through http://www.walmart.com at some point. In the meantime, you could fly one to either VBT, FYV or XNA, all of which will put you close to Walmart's world headquarters!

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by SkyVoice
Thu May 30, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6356

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Even though neither Alaska nor jetBlue serve my hometown airport (CVG), I still congratulate both carriers on their J. D. Power awards. My only question is, why isn't Hawaiian Airlines rated by J. D. Power? Isn't HA eligible?

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by SkyVoice
Sat May 25, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 11
Views: 3177

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

eta unknown wrote:
You should read what Pan Am had to say after they were "encouraged" by the US govt. to assist with Air Zaire in the 70's.


Yeah! You got a link for us?

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by SkyVoice
Sun May 12, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

http://www.istderberschonfertig.de/

It is in German only, but Google Translate does a good job for me.
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The Germans are just as disgusted--even more so--than the rest of the world about BER. Check this website out . . .

http://www.istderberschonfertig.de/

It is in German only, but Google Translate does a good job for me.

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by SkyVoice
Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13782

Re: WN announces service to ITO

ITO was always a poor performer from the mainland. To much rain and few significant resorts compared to other areas of the islands. Predict this won't last long. With apologies to coach Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend!" It's true that ITO was the only other gateway to the mainland besi...

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by SkyVoice
Tue May 07, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6541

Re: California Pacific for sale

It's not Etihad throwing good money after bad again, is it?

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by SkyVoice
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4693

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

Regarding PAX load, I used to wonder why someone doesn't configure an A380 or two in a single-class arrangement to seat 800, like for Hajj flights. But, if it is hard to find enough people to fly in the plane with it's current configuration, where are you going to find 800? One other thing, I was do...

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by SkyVoice
Tue May 07, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12984

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

During the Cold War, all of these carriers--KL, LH & AY--did quite a bit of business behind the Iron Curtain, so I am not surprised that they now ply their trade in the airspace of the Hermit Kingdom. BTW, which ATC Center do they contact while flying over NK?

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19536

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

That Ultimate survives and makes money year after year shows how it can be done if the situation is right. That is quite true. Amazing, since Ultimate's Cincinnati flights operate from "Sunken Lunken" (LUK) instead of CVG. But, some other airlines continue to serve their corner of the wor...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Interesting. Until now, I was rooting for Spirit (NK) to consider inaugurating service to DAY. Now, I'm not so sure. If the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State metro area continues to grow, NK may eventually take a look at CVG if it suits their aims. That may happen someday, but I don't think that it will ...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3597

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Bryan, I'm sorry that some of our posters here are more interested in exchanging "pleasantries" than answering your question. Since CVG is my hometown airport, I can agree with the earlier posters who said that you are likely to see DHL aircraft at CVG. I think that early mornings are the ...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?

I do not think that scheduled airline service will ever return to INT. I do remember fondly reading about Piedmont's service in & out of the Smith Reynolds Airport (INT) in Winston-Salem in Piedmont's system timetables. At the same time back in the day, I remember reading Allegheny's (later USAi...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Updated figures for CAK from the airport's website: - 2018 total passengers: 920,002 (-27.3% YOY) - January 2019 total passengers: 64,042 (-14.3% YOY) I'm sorry to see that news, Sarge. I have made numerous VFR flights over the years to visit my people in Akron, Norton & Wadsworth. I always pre...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7013

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

I remember the 757s at MDW. 727-200s, too. But, I think that the chances of an airline starting widebody service at Midway are about as good as the rebuilding & reopening of Meigs Field is.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michel Bacos, Air France Entebbe Captain, dies.
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Michel Bacos, Air France Entebbe Captain, dies.

Godspeed, Monsieur!

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11753

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

The worst thing about the plum uniforms is that when they get wrinkled, they become prunes!

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 126
Views: 26412

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

RANT: I don't want to partake in the anet=sh*t pile-on, but this site has taken such a nosedive in the last few years it's almost not worth coming to any more. This thread is a prime example of that decline. Lots of jabs and digs but very little sanity checking/thought before things are blurted out...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 5803

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

Super80Fan wrote:
I must admit, I am enjoying Boeing being knocked down a peg.


Could be because the poster can now buy Boeing stock (NYSE:BA) while it's price is down, then sell when the stock's price recovers, which it ultimately will.

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by SkyVoice
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5469

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

Well, I think that I may have actually seen this picture before. So, I'm going to venture a guess that the aerodrome is IAH, nowadays known as Houston's George H. W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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by SkyVoice
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 122
Views: 10889

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

What about those teams competing in the CBI & the CIT? Are chartered airliners provided for them, or do they have to travel by bus?

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by SkyVoice
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1460

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

Just to show you how much of an avgeek I was when I was a young boy, I shall relate this story that my Dad told me, several times. We were traveling to our relatives' home in Louisville, rolling down the Watterson Expressway when an Eastern Lockheed Electra passed overhead on short final to Standifo...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 22260

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

STOP THE PRESSES ! ! ! How does the grounding of all MAX 8s affect Southwest's new service to & in Hawaii? The pond is the Atlantic You are so right! I am from Kentucky. My wife is from Ohio. When we are in Alaska, we are from "The Lower 48". In Hawaii, we are from "The Mainland&q...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tourist Helicopter crashes into glacier (Video)
Replies: 12
Views: 3363

Re: Tourist Helicopter crashes into glacier (Video)

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=213092
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Those Soviet-era helos (airliners, too) are something else! I found the Aviation Safety Network writeup on this accident. I have posted the link here . . . https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=213092

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by SkyVoice
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Camair-CO - Cameroon's national airline, saw good results en 2018!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Camair-CO - Cameroon's national airline, saw good results en 2018!!

How is Cameroon in general, stable government? Does it have any tourist attractions that could pull in European travellers, beaches wildlife parks good hotels? Just to answer your questions, Cameroon does have a lot of features that should attract a number of tourists. However, they also have a con...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 89393

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm sorry to see that airline traffic at DAY is winding down. My hope was that NK would take a look at the region & decide to serve DAY, since G4, F9 & WN now all serve CVG. However, it appears that a number of posters seem to think that NK would do O.K. at CVG. CVG is my hometown airport, b...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 48
Views: 8080

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

Does the maintenance program for Great Dane include belly rubs? :biggrin:

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