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by MeanGreen
Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19563

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

As with 9/11, I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I got the news of this crash (on an interstate in Ohio on a beautiful, sunny day) over my car radio. The report said that the DC-10 had lost an engine. I can remember thinking those things are designed to fly with one ...

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by MeanGreen
Tue May 28, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19563

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

There are so many people that are often affected by this type of tragedy. I was on the inbound from Phoenix that morning on a PHX-ORD-BUF after a job interview the previous day and remember looking back at the podium after disembarking and seeing the flight information as AA 191 to Los Angeles. Eve...

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by MeanGreen
Sat May 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19563

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

It appears that the Captain flew the accident aircraft in from PHX. He was then going to be off duty but was assigned to 191. Actually, if memory serves me correctly, he swapped trips with another pilot he knew when they ran into each other at ORD as a favor. Interesting, I figured someone had call...

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by MeanGreen
Sat May 25, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19563

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

It appears that the Captain flew the accident aircraft in from PHX. He was then going to be off duty but was assigned to 191.

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by MeanGreen
Thu May 23, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19563

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I have never seen the above pictures or the picture of them taxing out. If only I had a time machine to warn them. As a tower controller I noticed the local controller was trying to hit a gap with AAL191 Heavy. I’m wondering what the pilot in final saw and if there is a report out there?

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by MeanGreen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 76476

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

You can keep departing planes if you aren’t crossing arrivals in front of them. Reference taxiway ES south of the 17s.

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by MeanGreen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 76476

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

“...ATC to get your aircraft cross the inner take off runway. Might as well taxi to Y to cross behind aircraft taking off instead of in front of it. Cheaper than wrap around taxiways.” You delay the departures doing that. Adding “wrap around” taxiways increases efficiency by not delaying departures ...

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by MeanGreen
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13706

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

I agree with the above, move the military elsewhere and build a third parallel runway. This runway would be a primary arrival runway and the current 30R would be a free rolling departure runway. The new runway would need end around taxiways to maximize efficiency (no runway crossings). This would el...

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by MeanGreen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: AMS Tower

You can put that info in the ASD-X but I, like you, work with strips. The previous “large” tower I worked at used a great deal of strip marking and passing strips to various other positions. I think electronic strips would have greatly slowed that complex operation down.

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by MeanGreen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: AMS Tower

I don’t think going paperless would suit every operation. Every facility is different.

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by MeanGreen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: AMS Tower

The big towers I have worked at use paper strips and then the ASD-X. Looking out the window always comes first.

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by MeanGreen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 17381

Re: 38 years since AA 191

I’ve searched for stories about what happened to the local controller and found nothing so I thought I would ask here. Did he continue to work for many more years or was he done? I probably would have been done. I can only imagine how helpless he felt watching that happen. After listening to the tap...

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by MeanGreen
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Diego Comic Con 2017-Freeks and Geeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 3808

Re: San Diego Comic Con 2017-Freeks and Geeks?

Amazing report, thank you for sharing! It looks like you and your son had a blast!

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by MeanGreen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA repaints N951AA 737-823 retro jet
Replies: 16
Views: 5224

Re: AA repaints N951AA 737-823 retro jet

I just saw the Astrojet, today, at MSP.

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by MeanGreen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200
Replies: 22
Views: 7186

Re: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200

I love these reports of yours! I didn't realize how involved Marriott was with airline catering!

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by MeanGreen
Sat May 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4579

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

This is dangerous. Tower controllers aren't center controllers. Tower controllers work planes much closer together and physically being there is important. You can't get depth perception from a camera and all of the pieces of equipment listed above help supplement the job but can't solely do the job...

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by MeanGreen
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 7545

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Thank you for starting this thread, it is very interesting. I didn't know that the RAF had a reserve fleet of tankers operated by a civilian airline (AirTanker T2). You can buy tickets on them as well!

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by MeanGreen
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 12195

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I've heard of a reduction of 4% (mainline and connection) but not 9%. I'd like to see the breakdown.

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by MeanGreen
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 12195

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

9%? I thought it was less than that? Could you elaborate please? Is CPZ keeping the dispatchers at MSP?

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by MeanGreen
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47288

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

A tweet really made me laugh, "Delta, the Comcast of airlines!"

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by MeanGreen
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47288

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

Delta lost me about 6 months ago when there was bad flooding in Houston that washed roads out and my wife couldn't get to the airport. I tried cancelling her miles booked ticket and expected to pay a fee like most airlines to have the miles redeposited. I was shocked that their stupid policy didn't ...

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by MeanGreen
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 16958

Re: More new AS Routes!

At MSP, AS would need a better gate. If they were going to truly expand at MSP they should have jumped on the new gates at terminal 2.

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by MeanGreen
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 11609

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

I loved the F100 at AA. I remember the unique windows and thought the plane was very comfortable. I'd take a F100 over an E175 today!

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by MeanGreen
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25652

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

No aircraft used 17 before 2:00PM, today.

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by MeanGreen
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spacing Landings For Short Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

RE: Spacing Landings For Short Flights

Most large towers have a person devoted exactly to this task, the Traffic Management Unit. Controllers will notify him or her when they have a flight that they must get a release on (a timed departure). He has a monitor that shows him the arrivals into airports that have spacing programs and he can ...

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by MeanGreen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN MSP-BWI N/s Eff April
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

RE: WN MSP-BWI N/s Eff April

If only they would add DAL-MSP!

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by MeanGreen
Tue May 12, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country May Shutdown Says Chairman
Replies: 102
Views: 22503

RE: Sun Country May Shutdown Says Chairman

I looked it up, and it's roughly 24-28 flights a day from MSP (according to the SY website's timetable).

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by MeanGreen
Tue May 12, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country May Shutdown Says Chairman
Replies: 102
Views: 22503

RE: Sun Country May Shutdown Says Chairman

Well, that explains why <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym> was a $100 cheaper for a seat in First that for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> in coach on the same segment. <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym>'s twitter feed is full of pass...

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by MeanGreen
Mon May 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, Have You Thought About Leg Rest In First Class
Replies: 44
Views: 6528

RE: AS, Have You Thought About Leg Rest In First Class

I flew <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in first on a new B739, and found it to be quite tig...

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by MeanGreen
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8 Unannounced Southwest Destinations From Dallas
Replies: 28
Views: 9612

RE: 8 Unannounced Southwest Destinations From Dallas

No <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>. I thought <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> was included originally, what happen...

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by MeanGreen
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continental Holdings Warning To Its Pilots
Replies: 61
Views: 17354

RE: UA Continental Holdings Warning To Its Pilots

Any other information on the ground proximity event?

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by MeanGreen
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta First Class+Dead Hubs+MD-90s PBI✈CVG✈MEM✈MIA
Replies: 37
Views: 29045

RE: Delta First Class+Dead Hubs+MD-90s PBI✈CVG✈MEM✈MIA

Colby,

Your reports are my favorite to read. You do an outstanding job and I really appreciate the amount of effort that goes into your reports. Please keep writing them!

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by MeanGreen
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minnesota's Other Airline....
Replies: 27
Views: 7793

RE: Minnesota's Other Airline....

I flew <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym> for the first time last week. They would have been on par with <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> if they had given a bag of snack mix as far as the inflight service goes. I would definitely fly them again. I wish the H...

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by MeanGreen
Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "It Was Really Close": Collision Averted At EWR
Replies: 18
Views: 14140

RE: "It Was Really Close": Collision Averted At EWR

Sending the 737 around probably made the situation worse.

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by MeanGreen
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting LGA-LIT
Replies: 9
Views: 7292

RE: AA Starting LGA-LIT

I can't find anything on aa.com or any bookable flights. When would they load these flights and wouldn't there be a press release?

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by MeanGreen
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Funding Cuts By Sequestration
Replies: 204
Views: 14183

RE: FAA Funding Cuts By Sequestration

atct, you are excited about unpaid time off? I am not and I am also not excited about the impact this will have on my facility and the users of the <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ /...

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by MeanGreen
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Air First Class, San Francisco To Hawaii
Replies: 31
Views: 34274

RE: Hawaiian Air First Class, San Francisco To Hawaii

Excellent report! Your report was a fun read! Thank you for sharing!

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by MeanGreen
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL “Old” First Suite Trip Report – JL 9 ORD-NRT
Replies: 9
Views: 18060

RE: JAL “Old” First Suite Trip Report – JL 9 ORD-NRT

Thanks for posting! Your reports are some of my favorites to read!

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by MeanGreen
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sign Of Imminent Merger Between AA/US?
Replies: 42
Views: 16796

RE: Sign Of Imminent Merger Between AA/US?

I was pricing tickets on AA.com in June and was surprised when us airways flights through CLT were offered for my return!

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by MeanGreen
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Offers New Boarding Option
Replies: 103
Views: 13975

RE: SWA Offers New Boarding Option

I agree with those that find the boarding process to be convoluted. I bought a business select ticket on a flight a few months ago (short notice trip) and had A7. The flight went on a mechanical and thy put me on another. I was shocked that I now had position B (something high). I asked the agent wh...

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by MeanGreen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Project Soar" Rejected AA Branding Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 10388

RE: "Project Soar" Rejected AA Branding Alternativ

I believe the old livery was fine, however if they wanted to update it I think they should have done something less radical. I like your livery better than what they produced since you kept the eagle which is what made American's brand so recognizable. I agree with the poster above that something is...

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by MeanGreen
Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dubrovnik With British Airways. Club On The B734
Replies: 49
Views: 25595

RE: Dubrovnik With British Airways. Club On The B734

I must respectfully disagree with you on the seat selection policy. I paid for club when my wife and I were in Europe over the summer and I was shocked when I had to pay extra to insure we sat together in a premium class of service. This policy will make look at other options before booking with <ac...

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by MeanGreen
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy Seats Getting Worse?
Replies: 86
Views: 15796

RE: Economy Seats Getting Worse?

Ill say this: the Alaska coach seat was more comfortable to me than the US Airways A321 first class seat I recently occupied! The recline was horrible!

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by MeanGreen
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures
Replies: 31
Views: 10252

RE: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures

In my opinion the consolidation of TRACONs is another not well thought out plan. As you get rid of the smaller up-downs you lose more environments for new controllers to learn radar at. Training new controllers at the super TRACONs has been a huge failure and a huge waste of money. You need these mi...

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by MeanGreen
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures
Replies: 31
Views: 10252

RE: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures

I haven't heard the rumor about the level 5s and 6s, could you elaborate?

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by MeanGreen
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures
Replies: 31
Views: 10252

RE: ATC Facility "Fiscal Cliff" Closures

I don't think the list is correct. The author fails to mention any of the VFR towers without any airline service and I imagine these would be the first to go. The contract tower program also only applies to VFR towers.

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by MeanGreen
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach
Replies: 112
Views: 7244

RE: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach

The lack of flaps is normal for the flight school in question. When I trained there many years ago they required no flap landings. I can't remember their reason but I thought it was moronic.

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by MeanGreen
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach
Replies: 112
Views: 7244

RE: Small Plane Collides W/ Car On Approach

I got my instrument raiting at this airport (52F) and I have flown the plane in question. This is a small uncontrolled strip and the road is the only way to get from the west side of the field to the east side. There are signs that tell drivers to give way to all aircraft. The <acronym title="Suva -...

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