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by WeatherPilot
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 96
Views: 10632

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

The problem with computers and flying is they lack the value of self-preservation. The computer doesn’t know what it means to die. It will just compute the most favorable scenario with the information it has available. That’s why pilots will always be necessary, the computer can’t “sense” the outcom...

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??
Replies: 43
Views: 9305

Re: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??

Are CQ requirements going to become a problem soon with all these pilots being out so long?

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 20
Views: 2159

Re: Fastest Turnaround Times?

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Southwest use to turn planes in 10 minutes.

https://youtu.be/gnFfFRDMd_0

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10948

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Went through CLT yesterday, seemed pretty busy. AA kept announcing no food or beverage service on their flights so I went looking for something in the terminal. A lot of places were closed up and the few that were open had a line a mile long; this was mid afternoon. Didn't have the time to wait in l...

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1081
Views: 167150

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Not trying to stir the pot. But hearing this morning from a JetBlue friend in LGB that the hammer has fallen. Last day of LGB service is Said to be November 7 2020. As B6 regroups in the post pandemic fallout the LGB low yields are no longer viable in a recovery recession environment. If True it ma...

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19606

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

SYR is down to about six flights a day across all carriers.

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by WeatherPilot
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Viva Aerobus just chartered two A320s from MTY and GDL to SYR, I wonder why. I asked SYR airports official Instagram, they said “most likely charters, but otherwise we are not at liberty to discuss specific plans of our clients” . Hopefully it will happen again next Saturday so I can see it. Probab...

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146291

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

SYR Executive Director said that Breeze approached them and expressed interest in bringing flights to the airport. It wasn’t mentioned what routes from SYR Breeze was looking at providing however.

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Noticed that JetBlue moved the Orlando departure out of Syracuse from 6:30am until 6:30pm. This new scheduled is absolutely going to KILL connection traffic, the flight now won’t get to MCO until 10pm which eliminates every possibility of making another flight. What will take the place of their pre...

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10673

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

So, is this why I was taught to tie my airplane down? One day it might just float away without explanation? Who knew...

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

While more competition is always better, the barrier into entry in this business is astronomical. The airline business is the most regulated “de-regulated” business out there.

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8732

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

SYR growing nicely, up 11.5% YOY.

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Speaking of new 19 seat aircraft to replace the 1900 whatever happened to the Evektor EV-55?

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

9K does BOS-SLK and that’s almost 2 hours, so maybe BUF-ALB on the 208 may work. I think Boutique would have a better shot with the PC12 though if we had a choice of small operators.

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by WeatherPilot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter
Replies: 18
Views: 3527

Re: Lack of snow in Japan – not good for flights next winter

It is what it is. The Sun controls the weather and there’s Jack sh*t you can do about the Sun.

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Apparently Cape Air filed a proposal with the FAA to fly PBG-BOS EAS flights.

This is probably to compete with Boutique who they lost Massena to and also SkyWest who took Ogdensburg from them.

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by WeatherPilot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Syracuse Airport wants to know what non-stop destination travellers want next in survey. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/syracuses-airport-had-a-reputation-for-expensive-flights-but-leaders-claim-those-days-are-over/amp/ Link to Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SY...

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 seat comfort
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: A220 seat comfort

The photos OP is talking about: https://i.imgur.com/IPNvXV0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gTr030R.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Stv358R.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dMVgIeK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N6tNvJO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TUGhaWb.jpg

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 247
Views: 34001

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

ROC, after all this time, is still at 2x weekly SFB and 2x weekly PGD. I would think 2x weekly FLL and 2x or 3x weekly LAS would be possibilities. Jim I’d be surprised if G4 extends their LAS routes east of GRR. If you look at their route map you get an idea of how far they are willing to go from e...

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 247
Views: 34001

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I’m surprised SYR didn’t get any new service. Would have expected SYR-SAV or SYR-VPS if anything.

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by WeatherPilot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201999

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

While not huge news, MDT-DFW goes mainline on an A-319 around the middle of April. Not too bad considering service just started this past June with Envoy E-175. I’m curious if we will see ALB/SYR/ROC-DFW added this year with an E-175. I’d think if SYR could get UA to do a daily SYR-DEN on a E-175 t...

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7948

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

LotsaRunway wrote:
A simple question with a few simple statistics has me wondering if WN needs to think outside the box to grow in New England.


Yeah, fly to SYR.

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by WeatherPilot
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 56304

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

I would guess bases first. PIT, IND, CVG, BNA, FLL, and maybe ABE and GRR if they have an FIS and available CBP staff. Other options would be closer in middle America airports that fit into a W pattern without it being a long crew day and also have an FIS/CBP. G4 doesn’t do connections though. They...

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16760

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
BTVB6Flyer wrote:
BTV is showing up as a 'ghost city' vice versa/


GRR is also showing up as a ‘ghost city’, no dates available yet tho.


What is a “Ghost City” and how do you find one?

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16760

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
Hopefully some cities in Upstate NY are on the list for MIA (ALB, BUF, SYR)


Me too. Fingers crossed.

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 24799

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Looks like ORD-SYR is gone next summer.

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 39437

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

The BUF-SEA number could increase if not move to SYR, Amazon is building one of the largest distribution centers about 20miles north of Syracuse. This will be the 2nd largest distribution center in the world. While Syracuse doesn’t warrant the service by it self, if it were to happen it would defin...

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176292

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
With the worlds second largest distribution center going up near Syracuse, NY , anyone see chances of an amazon aircraft getting scheduled into SYR?


I’d say definitely. Why build such a huge warehouse if you aren’t going to take advantage of your own efficiencies.

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 164897

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Per JonNYC, there’s rumors of a “funky” AA domestic route to be announced this week https://mobile.twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1203793774645776385 Gonna have to say Phoenix/Los Angeles to Key West :stirthepot: Seems Dear Jon’s sources have dried up... A “funky” new route may be the vaguest title eve...

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by WeatherPilot
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines website is DOWN!
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: United Airlines website is DOWN!

They all probably use the same reservation system distributor.

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

https://www.anna.aero/2019/10/11/top-20-unserved-routes-eastern-usa-to-the-caribbean/ Found this link interesting for BUF / ROC - San Juan and top unreserved routes. Both made the list. B6 would be smart to add a direct seasonal route to ATLEAST BUF based on this information. But as we all know, po...

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by WeatherPilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 128
Views: 12002

Re: Scope-compliant Boeing-Embraer E-170E2: can it be done and still generate profit to airlines?

Skywest to Pilots: "So...if instead the plane came in 12,000 pounds less than an E1 could we pay you less?..."

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by WeatherPilot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4663

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

The Des Moines Register article mentioned they'd be performing maintenance on those A320s in DSM which would, presumably, require a hangar. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/development/2019/11/08/allegiant-air-establish-new-base-des-moines/4167018002/ Two of the airline's 70-p...

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

The Buffalo area has an Amazon distribution center and we did not get any additional nonstops or anything even close. Prime does not fly here either. Except the one proposed for Syracuse would be the second largest warehouse in the world. Amazon just bought 184.5 acres for a distribution center on ...

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by WeatherPilot
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11709

Re: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?

Someone will pick up those gates just to get space for the transition to the new Terminal One.

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by WeatherPilot
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150

Don’t let Tesla touch the batteries and it should be fine. A rather ignorant comment. No other company on earth has as much experience successfully managing battery systems. If you could point to Tesla batteries failing, or igniting while in use, you might have a point. But you can't. https://www.g...

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150
Replies: 22
Views: 5658

Re: Orders for new electric airliner now top 150

Don’t let Tesla touch the batteries and it should be fine.

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28141

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I think the Colgan Air 3407 crash outside Buffalo is what sealed the fate of the turboprop in the US. After that crash people’s perceptions of turboprops changed. The crash had nothing to do with it being a prop plane but it did hurt the image of them with people that don’t know any better.

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 12932

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

Isn’t DL redoing the interior of the 717s? If so, then they probably expect to get another 10 years out of them.

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56334

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

Maybe Spirit had a coupon? “Buy 20 A320NEO, Get An A319NEO For FREE!!”

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by WeatherPilot
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56334

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

It was probably more important for Spirit to strike while their competition is wounded (Max debacle) and the 319 NEO’s would probably get delivered faster than a batch of A220 while also allowing for commonality.

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 14972

Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/he ... hief-leave
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Stanley A. Deal, the head of global services for Boeing, is expected to replace Mr. McAllister.

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/he ... hief-leave

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-new ... n-new-jet/
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United is going to be offering its’ new CRJ550 on SYR-EWR in March.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-new ... n-new-jet/

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 56304

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Allegiant extended their schedule overnight to mid August for those that are interested. Looks like SYR-MYR does return for it’s seasonal run. I thought the route started earlier than June. Is this the furthest out that Allegiant has ever allowed for booking? I don’t ever recall Allegiant going out...

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by WeatherPilot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

If you look at flight aware the path that plane has been flying is a lot of back and forth over a long period of time so there's no way that plane is doing normal cargo flights Oh, it’s doing new ‘satellite’ imagery for the area then. A lot of Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps and other private or...

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by WeatherPilot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Amazon might be opening a distribution center in Upstate NY (near Syracuse or Albany, hasn’t been decided yet). Anyone think this could open up the possibility of new nonstop routes to the region? The Buffalo area has an Amazon distribution center and we did not get any additional nonstops or anyth...

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Speaking of SYR I noticed a Metro on the ground at SYR that seems to be operating long flights involving flying back and forth cross northern NY and I can't figure out who really owns it? It’s probably Wiggins Airways doing cargo runs between SYR and PBG. They usually use an EMB110 but maybe they h...

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by WeatherPilot
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 399
Views: 59724

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

According to a new study Syracuse Airport had the second largest decrease in average airfare costs in the country. Average airfare fell 11.1% compared to a year ago. The only other airport with a larger decrease was Long Island MacAthur where average airfare fell 18.2% over the past year. The airpor...

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by WeatherPilot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 23819

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

I know how ridiculously expensive it would be to operate but I was just thinking of how interesting it would be if instead of the Lycoming engines under the wing there were a pair of PW615F mini jet engines. The same found on the Cessna Mustang. Give the plane a pressurized cabin and retractable gea...

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