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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: 639

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: 9542

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: 20
Views: 1778

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: 9646

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: 9016

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: 5542

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: 6151

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: 3099

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: 6477

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: 13544

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: 6409

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: 4614

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: 12756

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: 105
Views: 16688

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: 500
Views: 69169

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: 3500

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: 1179

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: 500
Views: 69169

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: 6932

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: 3038

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: 11691

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: 101
Views: 20869

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: 5743

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: 5413

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: 10671

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: 1412

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: 129
Views: 16690

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: 3343

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: 1803

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: 500
Views: 69169

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: 7932

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

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

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14066

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

In absolute terms, I bet the 380 could be the biggest boondoggle. In relative terms, though, this poster's got some good candidates: I think the only fair way to look at this would be margin. The programs I'd like to compare it to: 1. CV-880/-990 (expensive development, abysmal sales, drove Convair...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12501

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

I have wondered about this myself for years. Your responses to the TA's post make perfect sense. One question, though. Do(es) the same thing(s) apply to twin-rotor helos, such as the Boeing / Vertol CH-47 Chinook and its variants?



Thanks to all & have a great week!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Without Pilot Crashes at Modesto Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Small Plane Without Pilot Crashes at Modesto Airport

Well, an aircraft operating without a pilot! Isn't that called a "drone"?

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by SkyVoice
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight
Replies: 23
Views: 12746

Re: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight

Friends, I am so sorry about this. I have read news reports about this on other websites, but here on A*Net it is more personal. We all, whether we are airline employees presently (or formerly, like me) or just aviation geeks, we are one big family. When one of us hurts, we all hurt. And, when one o...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only FAA approved ice runway in lower 48 now open.
Replies: 15
Views: 4723

Re: Only FAA approved ice runway in lower 48 now open.

Interesting. This story reminded me of a proposed project during World War II that would make an entire aircraft carrier out of ice. Well, not just frozen water, but ice mixed with wood pulp and/or sawdust. The compound was dubbed Pykrete, after Geoffrey Pyke, the British inventor who thought up the...

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4355

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

I don't know, I think it looks like an old Ford Aerostar minivan with wings piggybacked onto a giant drone. Now, if it could be made amphibious, that might really be something!

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 500
Views: 69169

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I'm philosophically opposed to airports being named after anyone. But if anything CVG should really be named after Brent Spence, the congressman from Kentucky who was essentially responsible for getting CVG designated as Greater Cincinnati's main airport. Brent Spence already has the Brent Spence B...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11331

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

I had seen the Wikipedia article about the Sukhoi KR-860, but today is the first time I have heard about the Antonov An-418. Here is a link to another website's writeup on it. The article appears to have been directly translated from Russian Cyrillic. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/ru...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 6833

Re: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019

http://www.airgumbo.com/
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I know that this airline isn't expected to take wing for at least two more years, but Moxy's stated business plan seems to be a good fit for either BFM or MOB.

And, there's always Air Gumbo! http://www.airgumbo.com/

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Airports Taking-Off by 2025 | The B1M channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: 5 Airports Taking-Off by 2025 | The B1M channel

http://www.istderberschonfertig.de/
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OzarkD9S wrote:
Cool video. But no mention of BER?!


If you're looking for information about the "progress" at BER, check out this link (in German; Google Translator does a good job with it) . . .

http://www.istderberschonfertig.de/

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32460

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

The aircraft looks shiny & new in the pic (well, it's SUPPOSED to!), but I never was too fond of this livery. Too much plain vanilla white paint for me. I miss "wavy gravy," or better still, "classic widget"!

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Can’t imagine what airliner they could fly out of PDK. It’s tight enough in a Global which has much better runway performance than a CRJ.

GF


Ultimate Air Shuttle (UE) serves PDK now to & from Cincinnati Lunken (LUK) with Fairchild Dornier 328JET equipment.

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Possible airline service to Farmingdale (FRG) Pros/Cons

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Can’t imagine what airliner they could fly out of PDK. It’s tight enough in a Global which has much better runway performance than a CRJ.

GF


Ultimate Air Shuttle (UE) serves PDK now to & from Cincinnati Lunken (LUK) with Fairchild Dornier 328JET equipment.

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

Bluegrass60 wrote: "Folks returning from the GLIDE Trip to Denver are suggesting Louisville/Lexington revisit the regional airport concept...last explored in the 70's....as I recall picked a site near Finchville in Shelby County. That location is @26 miles from dtwn Louisville and 45 miles from...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3379

Re: Delta flight number question

There was a "round robin" flight yesterday (Monday, 07 January), Flight 1897, ATL-IND-ATL. I remember it because I looked it up on FlightAware.com when I heard the crew telling Indianapolis Center that their aircraft (MD-88) was picking up an excessive amount of rime ice. They were cleared...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5510

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I keep pointing to Ohio's Gem City, Dayton, hoping that Spirit will take notice. WN, F9 and G4 all serve CVG, and NK may be tempted to take a look at CVG, but I honestly feel that Spirit has the kind of critical mass that will not only attract business from Dayton, but from metropolitan Cincinnati, ...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?

And, don't forget there's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base!

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 11730

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

F9 could also re-enter DAY, and there would still be enough demand for F9 service out of CVG if F9 re-enters DAY since (a) F9 will likely have a much smaller presence at DAY than it currently does at CVG if it re-enters DAY, (b) there are some destinations that F9 serves nonstop from CVG that F9 wi...

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