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by WPvsMW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 139
Views: 22667

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I agree with Zeke... UA is (trying) to cloak a commercial decision as one driven by airspace restrictions.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 57946

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]

Congratulations, Bakersfield!!


I thought STL is credited with that distinction.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 143
Views: 20097

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

.... big plans for big planes... ??
AF's A380s as a successor to ... force de frappe?

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Beechcraft BE65-A90. Indications are it lost power in the L engine during TO, and may have been overweight (11 on board). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/23/hawaii-news/mourners-search-for-answers-as-the-death-toll-from-fridays-fiery-plane-crash-rises/?HSA=2a28a3f6e35429d38eac149fa265d410ed22...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 143
Views: 20097

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How would a hypothetical A380 combi with main deck freight and upper deck PAX do? I imagine it would get MTOW limited very quickly but it sounds like a really cool concept. A good exercise for a Master's thesis in AE, but if Airbus balked at an A380neo, I doubt that re-engineering the hull for carg...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 139
Views: 22667

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/
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UA's reroute of EWR/BOM is not just a tech stop in HNL, it's a RON with crew change.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

King Air operator identified as Oahu Parachute Center, the smallest of three skydiving companies based at Dillingham Airfield. Accident now thought to be upon takeoff.
(same link as preceding post; updated article)

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Sad news. 9 souls died in fiery crash of a skydiving company's King Air at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu tonight (21 June 2019). Plane was landing. Debris field was 50' x 50', and on airport fence line bordering Farrington Hwy rather than on or near runway. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/21/br...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

Sooo... DFW rampers unloaded the towbar inbound from TUL and the outbound flight to LIT flight left without it? No baggage tag on the towbar is my guess.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 29
Views: 7593

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Long term (e.g., one year+) wet-leased frames are often repainted, but I've not heard of an interior refurb (i.e., reconfiguration, as opposed to cosmetic refresh) on a wet-lease.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 36
Views: 4470

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

QR tried the "invest rather than alliance" route. The difference is Ed and Glen are using lasers rather than shotguns.

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3658

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11718

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

DL's tags from NRT (SIN and MNL) work because of large TYO O&D. If DL could move the flights from NRT to HND I'm sure DL would, but otherwise those tags will stay at NRT until Ed and Glen have better yields elsewhere for the frames. Those tags show the power of FF programs... many cheaper altern...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3658

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

At HNL, WN uses a tail jackstand on every B738 parked at a "gate" (pax ramp). Are jackstands mandatory (SOP) when a WN frame is at a gate?

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 34
Views: 3475

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

"Crouching galleys" and "crouching lavs" above the main cabin... that should work, Airbus strayed too far in the A380. 1.5 decks would have saved the program. ;) :shock: :lol:

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5249

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

I think WN has the legs to stay in the interisland market, and took the initiative to do so that AS didn't. I've switched my interisland flying to WN and let my Premier Club membership expire... don't need the "free bag" or the bad coffee any more.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shift in DL cert u/g vs. mileage u/g
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Shift in DL cert u/g vs. mileage u/g

This is more of a Flyertalk post ... but I'm not active of FT these days. Just off the phone with a DL res agent asking about my wait-listed global u/gs to CDG clearing later this year, and learned the (or at least a major) reason that global cert u/gs are more difficult to confirm at time of bookin...

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.southwest.com/hawaii/
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IDK how SY is doing CONUS/HNL (IIRC, SY is not daily to HNL from any of SY's 3 gateways), but I think the new pilot base in PDX may be connected to SY's plans for Hawaii ... trying to preempt WN?
https://www.southwest.com/hawaii/

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by WPvsMW
Mon May 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

First... the easy question to answer. NH's target market is nihonjin, all of whom are certified operators of bidet toilets... even inakajin (country folk, some of whom went from squat toilets to bidet toilets). The tougher question is the one you raised, cabin configuration on the Honu. My personal ...

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by WPvsMW
Sat May 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

NH commenced (24 May 2019) regular service, HNL/TYO, on Honu (A380 in sea turtle livery). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/24/breaking-news/ana-launches-superjumbo-jet-service-between-honolulu-and-tokyo/ HNL has NH's only NH-operated overseas lounge (F pax only). The mediocre UA/NH joint loung...

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by WPvsMW
Mon May 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19592

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

zeke wrote:
UnitedTristar wrote:
and they are SLOW AF....


Air France ? :roll:


SLOW as [bleep]
A term a/c pilots borrowed from Moto GP pilots. /humour

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by WPvsMW
Sun May 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

Woodreau wrote:
... autopilot off flight directors off autothrottles off and wiggle the side stick, jockey the thrust levers and fly it yourself.


:bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: Classic. Go, Woodreau.

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by WPvsMW
Fri May 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 21450

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

So by no stretch of the imagination can a single scone (even with jam and cream) be described as Afternoon tea. That is the gravamen of the deception. "Tea" that excludes a decoction of Camellia sinensis can be a meal.... but it cannot be a scone only. Were this deception Stateside, the F...

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by WPvsMW
Fri May 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129605

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

[threeid][/threeid] It looks like DL got its wish and this is the end of NRT-SIN/MNL! I wouldn't go that far yet. DL is currently looking at serving them non-stop from SEA. But x1234 is right.... ex-NRT westbound will be zeroed out. New service to MNL and SIN from SEA doesn't change ex-NRT=0 westbou...

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by WPvsMW
Sat May 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: How FBW is the B787?

Just a quick comment on the 787/777 you trim for speed but not configuration changes whereas on the Airbus there is no trim required at all. There are a whole host of differences in the way the FBW works and the differences between the Boeing approach and Airbus approach . The is the crux of my que...

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by WPvsMW
Thu May 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: How FBW is the B787?

So... we agree on "it depends upon how FBW is defined". The glass cockpit came before FBW, so there's an argument that FBW is distinct from all interfaces. However, I think (systems architecture view) one definition of FBW includes the interfaces... which no longer have cables, analog wiri...

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by WPvsMW
Thu May 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: How FBW is the B787?

What does changing the configuration of the displays have to do with the FBW system ? Control feedback can be tactile (sidestick or yoke, rudder/brake pedals) or visual... the FBW computers drive both. FBW Has nothing to do with the configuration of the displays. IMO, it depends on how broadly &quo...

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by WPvsMW
Thu May 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Second Honu test flight to HNL completed, shown at renovated gate C4 (old gate 29). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/08/hawaii-news/all-nippon-airways-gearing-up-to-expand-in-hawaii-in-a-big-way/ Link has link to pix of a/c F, J, and cockpit: pix 18-20. Go "backwards" from pix 1 to a...

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by WPvsMW
Thu May 09, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: How FBW is the B787?

Max Q wrote:
What does changing the configuration of
the displays have to do with the
FBW system ?


Control feedback can be tactile (sidestick or yoke, rudder/brake pedals) or visual... the FBW computers drive both.

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by WPvsMW
Thu May 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Re: How FBW is the B787?

The control law that is used by Airbus is called C*, the one used by Boeing C*U (I don’t know what the letters stand for). The law used by Airbus results in an aircraft that is flight path stable, I.e. that maintains its attitude when the control input is released. FBW Boeings are speed stable, I.e...

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by WPvsMW
Wed May 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4657

Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws

I can't find any conclusive statement that the B787 is "fully FBW" to the level of the Airbus A320 and higher. There are many webpages on sites other than Boeing that state "B787 and B777 are FBW", but from Boeing itself: https://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/20...

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by WPvsMW
Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12454

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Do you know why the US3 has largely shied away from purchasing second hand WB planes? IMO, the decision to acquire (or not to acquire) used a/c in general is cabin reconfiguration costs. In general, cabin reconfig work on WBs is just as active as on NBs... see the table in https://www.mro-network.c...

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by WPvsMW
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 10057

Re: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking

"Angle flat" is Orwellian doublespeak. The correct term would be planar with acute angle to the deck. Let's organize a petition. /humour.

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by WPvsMW
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Justjoshua wrote:
I work for southwest. Nobody has told us anything about SMF Hawaii service being delayed until 2020. Your friend is telling u rumors


Justjoshua, welcome to a.nut.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

Exceptions "just to look out the window": pushback.... what's behind you, very useful for cargo ops at airports with less "ground service discipline"; wingtip clearance (think of it as TCAS while on the ground)... "STOP STOP" rather than "PULL UP PULL UP".

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by WPvsMW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

I think a 360 degree view from atop the vert. stab would be quite useful, esp. in alleys. I can remember at least 10 different pushback or taxiing "can openers" in the last 2 years (as in wingtip or winglet into another stab or wing). Insurance companies would certainly have a use for the ...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN starts interisland service on 28 April 2019, HNL/OGG, 4x daily. HNL/KOA starts 12 May, 4x daily. New TPAC service: SJC/OGG starts 05 May. SJC/HNL starts 26 May. Connection "bank" at HNL to enable OAK/KOA and SJC/KOA. Tom Nealon (WN Pres.): Pax "satisfaction with the in-flight [TPAC...

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by WPvsMW
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

More exterior video feeds for pilots

In traffic near airports, wouldn't video feeds of airspace from hull mounted cameras be helpful? Think of it as "eyebrow windows" that cover airspace forward of the wingtips. The cameras could have motion detectors linked to ATC data that zero in other aircraft and superimpose the a/c ID o...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Mokulele Airways (MW) resumes OGG/LNY (Lanai City)... Grand Caravans (unless they use one of their two Pilatus PC-12s). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/04/23/breaking-news/mokulele-airlines-to-add-service-between-kahului-and-lanai/ MW is now owned by Southern Airways (9X), which has been on a bu...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20233

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

I find this highly dangerous, especially if we are talking about an airspace that might also get used by foreign pilots. Of course it's dangerous, but is a CAA going to ground all local GA pilots that don't speak English? That is the crux of the problem. The commercial pilots take advantage of ATC ...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20233

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

It's common for local language to be spoken by ATC to local pilots.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Firefly Singapore Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Re: Firefly Singapore Ops

Sort of a mini-Kaitek, then? Buzzing the barges in the channel then a hard descending bank. What fun. Why not an LCY approach... last minute dive to the piano keys?

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by WPvsMW
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Firefly Singapore Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 2557

Re: Firefly Singapore Ops

"Singapore and Malaysia will instead work together to develop GPS-based instrument approach procedures for Seletar Airport." https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/seletar-airport-malaysian-carrier-firefly-flights-singapore-11464544 Color me puzzled. How would a new GPS approach &q...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, in theory.... just like HA's baggage-check kiosks in HNL Terminal 1, but even better, since JL's system doesn't require you to queue in line to hand over your checked bag(s) to a screener. Moving 2 suitcases down the queue in Terminal 1 is quite a dance (but you'd be in Terminal 2 if flying HA ...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

What use has HPV seen since the departure of scheduled services? Very little information on the airport available on the internet. Since interisland service stopped about 25 years ago, activity at HPV (privately owned by Princeville Corp., the developer of Princeville) has been helicopter tours and...

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by WPvsMW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

You're right.
FAR § 135.183
Performance requirements: Land aircraft operated over water.
No person may operate a land aircraft carrying passengers over water unless—
(a) It is operated at an altitude that allows it to reach land in the case of engine failure;

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by WPvsMW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

You're right. I've flown in Makani Kai's Grand Caravan HNL/MKK... yes, it's a single. My point about the Grand Caravan to HPV is that I assume reduced payload with a single, so yields must be worse that with the Chieftain. Otherwise, why wouldn't they fly the C208?

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by WPvsMW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17530

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Makani Kai (non-member of IATA, no code) will launch HNL/HPV (Princeville, N. shore of Kauai) service on 01 May 2019 operating its 9-pax Piper Chieftain piston twins. By inference, their Cessna Grand Caravan twins can't operate from the 3,560 ft. strip at HPV with acceptable yields. https://www.star...

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