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by SkyVoice
Wed May 25, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations
Replies: 22
Views: 2200

Re: "Air Gumbo" continues to renew webspace, tweek investor relations

Any day now, I expect them to announce a merger with Baltia.

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 23, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 37
Views: 1640

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

Several places, but my favorite is the approach into Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky (LEX). The layout of the thoroughbred horse farms and the nearby, sharp-looking Keeneland Race Course amid the rolling hills covered with Kentucky bluegrass is truly breathtaking! Even the late, great Paul...

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 23, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff International 1982 - 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 8527

Re: Braniff International 1982 - 2022

This is all absolutely fascinating! I never got to fly on BN, but I was always captivated by their colorful liveries, especially on their 727s. On May 12, 1982, I was living in Alabama. I watched a report about the demise of Braniff on a "new" network, the Cable News Network, CNN. (They ha...

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 09, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved/Underserved US Routes Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Unserved/Underserved US Routes Thread

I saw recently STL and CVG don't have flights to the Bay Aeea right now. Not only that, but currently there is no CVG-STL direct service at all. I was a CSA for Comair (OH) right before the pilots' strike, and both our flights and TWA's were routinely full. The majority of that traffic turned out t...

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by SkyVoice
Mon May 09, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple kicked off JetBlue flight
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Couple kicked off JetBlue flight

Another day, another dipstick. Hardly even noteworthy anymore. Retired advertising manager here. Always remember that PRACTICALLY ALL online titles nowadays are clickbait! The core of the article is "hardly even noteworthy," but the article's headline generates more clicks for Yahoo! The ...

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by SkyVoice
Wed May 04, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii
Replies: 52
Views: 7128

Re: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii

Let's see what I can shake out of my old brain (which gets a year older this month!). American started Hawaii service back in the Seventies. They used to partner with Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays for cruises that circled the islands and called on the major ports. I don't remember if Braniff served Haw...

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by SkyVoice
Wed May 04, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What should JetBlue do now?
Replies: 82
Views: 7511

Re: What should JetBlue do now?

But why would they need to do anything other than what they have been doing until now? Why not just keep on growing organically and slowly expanding their coverage to new markets. If B6 is struggling with their operations then the last thing they need is to over-expand. I totally agree with you, Bl...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A couple got married on a Southwest flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: A couple got married on a Southwest flight

FANTASTIC ! ! ! Herb Kelleher would have LOVED to have been there for that!

It does bring up a question, though. I've wondered this for years but I've never asked. If the captain of a ship has the power to marry couples, does that also mean that the captain of an airliner has the same power?

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by SkyVoice
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9224

Re: Junkers JU-52 NG planned

The JU-52NG would be a useful replacement for the BN-2 still used around the world in humanitarian roles flying into short unprepared runways. Not to mention to resume the scenic flights after the last JU-52 crash. And, I'm sure that there are movie studios that would love to have one of these prop...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 375
Views: 62613

Re: The Rest of Ohio Aviation Thread - 2022

Is DL likely to resume CVG-SFO nonstop service on 9/12/2022, or is DL likely to push back the resumption date of CVG-SFO nonstop service? I don't know, but I do know that it has been very quiet in the new service department at CVG lately. The airport's website hasn't posted any news items since 10 ...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5168

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Let me see . . . Ozark, STL-SDF with a stopover at PAH; North Central, ORD-MKG with a stopover at MKE, right before the merger with Southern & the changeover to Republic; Allegheny, SDF-CVG, my only flight on a BAC-111; Chicago Express, GRR-MDW on a Jetstream 31, self-connecting to my first flig...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC176 (YEG-YYZ) emergency?
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: AC176 (YEG-YYZ) emergency?

https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight ... 0418/0546Z

Edit: Compare to the regular link . . . https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA176
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Something fishy's going on! Check out this link . . . https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight ... 0418/0546Z

Edit: Compare to the regular link . . . https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA176

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by SkyVoice
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Re: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?

ua900 wrote:
Let's remember that this is purely hypothetical...


Call me a party pooper, but I would hate to suggest any hub cuts right now. With the way things are (Covid, war in Ukraine, flagging economies, etc.), they all just might take my suggestions seriously!

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by SkyVoice
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be
Replies: 42
Views: 3204

Re: Airport codes different from where you expect them to be

Here's one that's not quite the same as those above. Denver is DEN, of course, but many of the locals refer to it as DIA, an unofficial acronym for Denver International Airport. However, DIA is actually the official IATA code for Doha International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

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by SkyVoice
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2076

Re: Favorite Quotes

"Your talents make take you where your character can not keep you." - Terry Nelson

"Seven years of college down the drain!" - John Belushi's character in Animal House.

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by SkyVoice
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67

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Maybe we should merge these two threads; this one, and . . . viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1471977

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by SkyVoice
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What city has been axed and never service again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4411

Re: What city has been axed and never service again?

London-Corbin Airport (LOZ, Magee Field), Kentucky. I flew into there in 1973 aboard a Piedmont Airlines Fairchild Hiller FH-227. It was a "hot unload!" I was the only passenger deplaning. I came down the steps on the plane's left-hand side while the right-hand prop was still spinning (lou...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25884

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

WOW, A GROUND LOOP! And, as always, "Any landing you can walk away from . . ."

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF
Replies: 46
Views: 10874

Re: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF

Now, I've got to ask this: What is the possibility that Buffalo will acquire one or more Boeing 737-200s? Those are still being used daily in Canada.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF
Replies: 46
Views: 10874

Re: Buffalo Airways bought their first jet, A 737-300SF

Maybe it’s my imagination, but I think I remember a Buffalo Airways (or Airlines ? ) flying charters in the 1980’s from Providence to the Azores, with 707’s or something similar. Does anyone else remember this ? Did some searching and found there was another airline called Buffalo Airways https://w...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 375
Views: 62613

Re: The Rest of Ohio Aviation Thread - 2022

Air Canada Jazz will restore AC's CVG-YYZ service beginning Sunday, May 1. There will be two flights a day on 50-seat CRJ200s. While I am glad to see this service return, why does Air Canada's website list the equipment as "Mitsubishi CRJ200s?" https://www.cvgairport.com/about/news/2022/02...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 53
Views: 7165

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2022

Also, it would be good if Southwest restores service to St. Louis.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow
Replies: 132
Views: 29003

Re: Updated: Russian airlines banned from UK; EU may follow

Dominoes can fall either way! With respect to airspace closures over Russia, folks who are as old as I am (65) can remember the days of the Cold War, when airspace over the USSR and China was closed to airlines from the West. Sure, fuel is much more expensive now (and will be more so in the days ahe...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight
Replies: 70
Views: 9578

Re: AA 1775 diverts owing to disruptive passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

Some kind of nationwide and/or worldwide job action by in-flight crews may be necessary to get governments off the dime and give the teeth necessary for law enforcement and prosecutors to put an end to this. I really, really hate to even suggest something like that because so many innocent people wo...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Feb 13, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3181

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

The REAL question should be, "Does anybody else care about what you'll be doing while you're not watching the Super Bowl?"

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by SkyVoice
Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy
Replies: 138
Views: 15451

Re: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy

Allow me to relate a story about a passenger who had a peanut allergy. I was a gate agent for the now-defunct Comair in the now-razed Concourse C at CVG. This happened back in 1999. Granted, the aircraft the passenger was booked on was a single-class Bombardier CRJ-100. But I knew how potentially vi...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 12504

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022

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In another thread, Skywest has filed notice with the DOT to reduce EAS service to 18 markets. One of them happens to be Muskegon (MKG). Here is a link to that thread . . . viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1470027

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19798

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

I hope that they do well. The fact that they are starting out with new aircraft caught my attention.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal for A380 hotel in Toulouse
Replies: 25
Views: 6264

Re: Proposal for A380 hotel in Toulouse

If they get the whale from Etihad, they don't have to remove the shower!

As for the restaurant, I can hear it now . . . "Escargot, Table 23, you are clear for service!"

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by SkyVoice
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31881

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

The folks at Muskegon (MKG) are going to scream, but they're only an hour's drive from Grand Rapids. Still, they might be able to salvage some kind of service. Cape Air (9K) is now handling service between Manistee County Blacker Field (MBL) and Chicago, so maybe the folks at MKG can work out someth...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from
Replies: 57
Views: 5041

Re: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from

From the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), it turns out to be more than I thought!

American (AA)
Comair (OH)
Delta (DL)
Frontier (F9)
Mesaba (XJ)
Northwest (NW)
Piedmont (PI)
Pinnacle (9E)
Republic (RC)
Southwest (WN)
TWA (TW)
United (UA)

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by SkyVoice
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 12504

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022

Is the air service between Manistee County Blacker Airport (MBL) and Chicago Midway (MDW) still operating? And if so, who is operating it?

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by SkyVoice
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 48
Views: 7561

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2022

Bad news! Intense Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is currently (Tuesday, 1 February) headed directly for Madagascar. The storm currently has sustained winds of 105mph (165km/h) with gusts to 125mph (205km/h). This comes only two weeks after Tropical Storm Ana struck Madagascar, crossed the island and the ...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 27000

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

Hard to believe that no one has brought up the Lake Calumet Airport plan from the early 1990s. Mayor Daley wanted a brand new airport built on the far South Side near Lake Calumet. Had the airport been approved by the state legislature Midway would be closed. Like always, the decision had to do wit...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 7099

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

HOLY COW ! ! ! I feel very sorry for those affected, and it seems as if many, many were affected, even though the megablast occurred in a remote part of Oceana. So, how big was the blast? Even the experts are having trouble getting their minds and their arms around it. But, with all of the sensors o...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 27000

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

Stupid question, but what are the odds MDW would have been decommissioned if WN never flew there? It seems like the other carriers are only there to compete with Southwest on a few key markets. No. Midway was never going anywhere. It was, and continues to be, important to the City of Chicago and Co...

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 27000

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

I have not traveled through MDW since 2019. F9 was not flying there at that time. What gate(s) did they use previously, and which gate(s) would they use now?

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by SkyVoice
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions An148 and An158
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Questions An148 and An158

mga707 wrote:
I can't be the only 'old fogey' on here who saw this thread title and immediately started humming the 1971 Chicago single "Questions 67 and 68"...


Speak for yourself when it comes to age, but not only do I remember it, when I was in my college's marching band we played it!

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 7099

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

If one wants to geek out on this and other eruptions, then the Volcano Cafe website is the place for you. Some of the posts are quite technical, but there is so much to read and to see that is just plain fascinating. The hundreds of videos and pics posted there from YouTube, Twitter, private posts, ...

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90
Replies: 13
Views: 3650

Re: 40 Years Ago - Air Florida Flt 90

And six months later PA 759 went down at MSY, also shortly after takeoff. Not a good year for commercial aviation in the U.S. Well-remember both crashes. And to add to that, the original Braniff ceased operations and declared bankruptcy in June, 1982. I was living in Brewton, Alabama at the time, a...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 6910

Re: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the announcement will be about concourse expansion.

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by SkyVoice
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 70
Views: 10571

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

CVG-BNA on either American or Southwest

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by SkyVoice
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 62857

Re: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options

I just LOVE reading this thread! Many posters are losing their heads, while many others are using theirs. I agree that this purchase & options order boils down to price and availability. And, while I haven't flown with Allegiant yet, I have been impressed with their operations at the two airport...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 110
Views: 12504

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2022

I really think that LAN is in a precarious position. They make their money on the winter charter flying and as soon as GRR opens is customs facility I believe you will see a lot of that flying migrate over there. That will leave LAN with limited RJ flying and the UPS operation. It will be hard for ...

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by SkyVoice
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 245
Views: 54472

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

My last flight on WN was an hour and a half of pure torture with screaming kids, singing flight attendants and split up groups conversing by talking loudly to their friends several rows up. It was like being on a school bus with wings. I would rather stowaway on a container ship to Hawaii than take...

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by SkyVoice
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Re: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?

I haven't flown on any airliner since pre-pandemic days, but I flew on ten different WN flights in 2019. On every flight, they "stuck" the landing like a gymnast hitting the floor mat after an exercise. It was not a serious problem, just enough to be noticeable.

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by SkyVoice
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2685

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Here's an update. It now looks like the storm system that will move across Kentucky will be mostly a heavy rain producer. There is a greater possibility of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to the south of Kentucky, specifically in the western two-thirds of Tennessee, a slice of Eastern Arkansas, a...

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by SkyVoice
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2685

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Crazy. Also if the tornado is rain wrapped then it would be harder to track and outrun. Just saying, right car and terrain but living in a place that's easily a goner, outrunning one in a car could be an option N649DL, I'm nodding in agreement with you there. Not only that, but there's the fact tha...

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by SkyVoice
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2685

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

See that's the interesting thing about outrunning Tornado Warnings in cars. NOAA recommends you shouldn't ever do it, but if you can and storm chasers can, wouldn't it sometimes be a viable option? There was a video I was watching on YT about a family who successfully outran an F5 tornado in 1997 a...

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