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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2978

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

Im sure i read somewhere years ago that the vehicle was never designed to be in earth's gravity this long, and some components had to be swapped out because gravity had rendered them outside of the design envelope. Or am I imagining this?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Firefighting Helicopter Picks up Water - but backlit, acceptable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2511

Re: Firefighting Helicopter Picks up Water - but backlit, acceptable?

Next time, to satisfy the screeners, ask the helicopter pilot to return to same site earlier or later in the day to provide optimum lighting.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Modern jets are complicated beasts, probably the most complicated thing most of us will encounter. Their cockpits and internals are often stereotyped for their complexity. But, run with me here a little on a philosophical point, do they need to be? I get it, zooming six miles in the air at nearly th...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??
Replies: 31
Views: 2186

Re: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??

Because UK streets were out of the question.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7687

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

With air crews and controllers taking great pains to avoid wake turbulence from heavies, how is this a help for the following plane? 2.5% savings on fuel between them, and 250 passengers per pair vowing never to fly that airline again after experiencing an ocean crossing consisting of eight hours of...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

First question: Did they eat chicken or fish?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

If they can contract for fuel from a trusted source, would they allow just anyone to squirt random de-icing compound on AF-1? Not saying they'd bring it with them, but like the fuel, Im sure it can be sourced regionally, inspected then sequestered for AF-1 use.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall 2021 Canada Trip Part 4: Condor on the rescue DE Business Class YYZ-FRA
Replies: 6
Views: 2745

Re: Fall 2021 Canada Trip Part 4: Condor on the rescue DE Business Class YYZ-FRA

Just an observation: Condor is a German airline, yet the in cabin branding is in English. Odd or no?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Assembling a fleet of used aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Assembling a fleet of used aircraft

When an airline begins either assembling a fleet from previously flown aircraft or starts buying into the used market to expand, how do the maintenance and operations organizations reconcile the many different versions and optional choices that the original owners might have specified. I'm learning,...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39578

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

SRQ continues to list Air Canada as one of its 11 airlines, but it hasn't flown there since the pandemic began. I assume it was a seasonal route anyway, but I dont see anything indicating when it will resume.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44122

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Wife got rerouted through another hub Saturday, then had final leg cancelled. AA offered a few hotel vouchers to the in-airport hotel until they ran out and told people to pound sand. Food vouchers were given but didnt work. Hundreds slept on the floor in Miami.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for SRQ
Replies: 28
Views: 4336

New airline for SRQ

Sarasota-Bradenton International is announcing on Thursday morning a new airline, adding to the 10 already there. Any idea of airlines making new destination announcements on Thursday that could be part of this? Spirit? Breeze?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2036
Views: 493569

Re: New Italian airline: ITA Airways

So, is this basically a takeover of Alitalia, with all its equipment, routes, staff? And do we call it Eye-Tee-Ay or Eye-Ta (or Eee-Ta)?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11427

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

Has there ever been a documented case of fatalities because someone brought a carry on back with them? Yes Aeroflot 1492 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_1492 https://youtu.be/iDK_mifUqjI Note that it wasn't an engine in flames Appreciate it, but: "According to TASS, citing a la...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11427

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

Has there ever been a documented case of fatalities because someone brought a carry on back with them?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11427

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

The simpler solution to the baggage is two fold: Passengers only, no bags on the trip from where the plane parks to the terminal. Second, airline and FAA commit to retrieving those bags as soon as it is safe, not when it is convenient. I believe most airports have a receiving room that can hold a p...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13119

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Shadow ban them. If they refuse to mask up, take note of their seat, their identity and add them to the no fly list with no warning. Immediately. If they have a return flight booked, sorry. They won't be able to check in. Maybe they get a refund, maybe not. They'll learn the hard way. That will de-e...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2887

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

N965UW wrote:
Noshow wrote:
The C-17 will. And the DC-3.


The DC-3 will outlive us all :D

Agreed, but to be pedantic, the DC-3 is a Douglas product.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1309
Views: 194982

Re: TLH losing UA service

Seems not long ago (but it was 20 years ago) that intra-state service to TLH was often aboard an airplane built by . . . wait for it . . . Cessna. Maybe Delta hopped up to Atlanta a couple times a day, but traffic was largely linked to football games and the legislative session.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?
Replies: 22
Views: 2592

Re: In revenue service, could the DC-10 land without using reverse thrust?

How much thrust are we actually talking about with idle reverse? I always wondered if there was something to be gained simply by the doors opening and adding a bit more drag to the slowiing-down-the-beast equation, particularly in the case of the flower-petal style reversers and maybe the clamshells...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 47948

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Smart people use TPA. Fast to the rental cars and an hour and some change to Disney. That's hilarious. You'd lose whatever time sitting on I-4 in Polk County. Completely nightmarish compared to 417 to Disney from MCO or SFB. That’s hilarious. I drive it several times a month. Sorry you have bad luc...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 47948

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Sanford has the advantage of being very close to a key highway that links it to the tourist district without much trouble at all. Melbourne, on the other hand, makes sense if the beaches are the ultimate destination or a self-drive voyage to the cruise terminal. But as an alternative to arrive at th...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 3054

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

How realistic is the presentation and use of VORs in light aircraft in popular, widely available computer-based simulators? I recall thinking that the physics and actual flying mechanics of these products were probably pretty wrong, but I always felt I was learning something real world by navigating...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)
Replies: 6
Views: 3415

Re: Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach (United & American)

I get it. Passengers can be a-holes sometimes. But when did customers become the enemy?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Around the weather
Replies: 17
Views: 2184

Around the weather

Hello, all. In summertime here in Florida, garden variety storms are a daily thing. And, with my limited knowledge of airmanship, I gather they are to be avoided at all cost. So, when an A319 from Miami to Tampa has to make a swing over the Gulf that seems almost half the total original flight dista...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12947

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Everyones talking light colors. I've been telling people for years theres so many lights, they all blend together. You'd be surprised what you should see that you don't see out there…... Agree with this to a certain extent, but these are PROFESSIONAL pilots, presumably the best of their company bec...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Re: C-17 gear retraction side doors

I just looked again, and the doors have doors.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 gear retraction side doors
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

C-17 gear retraction side doors

Suddenly, the gear retraction mechanics of C-17s is tragically in the news. Beyond the obvious, I was struck by the vertical fuselage doors that seem to open on the side to allow for the gear mechanism to operate without hitting, then close for the remainder of the gear's movement. Any idea how that...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Main Wheel Tire Shoulder wear - but on one side only

Fast and Furious: LaGuardia Drift

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

So, the roar we hear from an engine is largely the sound of rushing air or the sound of fuel very-nearly-but-not-quite exploding?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: Another record at SRQ?

Next, though, SRQ will need to expand. Plenty of cases of arrivals sitting for a long time without a gate at peak hours, particularly when outbound flights are delayed. Also, security lines can be a mess at peak times too.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Another record at SRQ?

https://www.yourobserver.com/article/ju ... ord-at-srq

Saw this today and wondered what was happening at Sarasota-Bradenton that is driving all this traffic. Southwest and Allegiant have been big additions there, but why? Is this true of Florida in general?
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https://www.yourobserver.com/article/ju ... ord-at-srq

Saw this today and wondered what was happening at Sarasota-Bradenton that is driving all this traffic. Southwest and Allegiant have been big additions there, but why? Is this true of Florida in general?

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7154

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

So easy to have done this with CGI, but . . . you lose out on all the free media that will come with pulling off such a real-life thing. Dollars-wise, probably get more exposure for the ad by spending the extra to do it real than you would via CGI. Good show!

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63422

Re: Spirit operational challenges

What would happen if someone went on the Spirit site and tried to book random flights for, say, next week that existed at least on paper this week. Would they be pre-cancelled or would the site let people bumble into a reservation, take their money and still let them show up to the airport in a week...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16637

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

"As occurred in this incident, that could lead to short-circuiting, the loss of air data sources, a reduction in functional capabilities, and an increase in crew workload." Captain to FO: Your turn to push.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2885

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

With four engines, you raise the probability of suffering some kind of catastrophic failure that could, potentially, harm the aircraft. Twice as many spinny parts, twice as many super-heated parts, twice as many potential explosions, uncontained turbine failures etc.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14666

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Right. You go first. Its amazing how many armchair litigators come out of the woodworks on the internet after one of these. Sure, maybe you are being held "illegally" for a couple of hours. But I guarantee, walking up to one of the armed officers and essentially telling them "Im right...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After the boneyard . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 909

After the boneyard . . .

It's always sad to see a once-proud jet liner make its last stop in the deserts of the USA or some other final destination around the world. After all hope of flying again is gone and parts have been pulled, what's left? Is the shell of such an aircraft really a just a shell? At that point, is the m...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines US Expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 18858

Re: Flair Airlines

To be the best, you have to beat the best! Woooo!

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95105

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

That kind of thing is not really the job of a journalist. Probably a $15 an hour web producer who isn't old enough to understand that Boeing 737Max isn't the name of ALL twin-engine Boeing short- to medium range jets. Of course CNBC was trying to imply it was possibly a MAX and connecting it to Boei...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying around Florida ( JAX-FLL-TPA) & Silver Airways ATR
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Re: Flying around Florida ( JAX-FLL-TPA) & Silver Airways ATR

The (fairly) rare approach and landing on runway 28 in TPA. Maybe not so rare for ATRs, but it doesnt happen every day for the bulk of TPA traffic.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16651

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Another site I visited had a post suggesting a 'sinkhole' may have triggered this collapse, indeed it could be a likely explanation. The water table is near the surface in that area, much of the soil in the area is limestone that dissolves easily in water that trigger a sinkhole. As the building wa...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2985
Views: 473641

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Parking fleets, retraining pilots, recalling customer service people. I get it. Can't be done in short order. No fault of American. But it is the fault of American for selling seats they were not in a position to have. Surely businesses have to look ahead and make assumptions for the future, but no ...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67360

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Im announcing this morning, direct to you, the A.Net audience, that I'm planning to buy a 2025 Mazda Miata, provided it meets my financial expectations and my wife's safety and practicality benchmarks. Let's see who is first with their dream machine: me or United.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retro-jet maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Retro-jet maintenance

On another site (I know, I know), there is a group that shares photos of old, classic airliner liveries, and occasionally someone will drop in a photo of a modern-day retro-jet American Airlines bird. With just a few of those special edition aircraft flying around, how does American keep up with the...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16935

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Was it those pilots first time at DFW? How do you do that?

This is what Im wondering. Why wouldn't an AA pilot know the field the back of his hand? Unless AA stands for something else.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Cleared to land

Beyond the obvious, what exactly has to happen for a controller to deliver those words to an air-crew approaching an airport. What conditions have to exist in the immediate air vicinity and on the ground to cross that "cleared to land" threshold, and can that clearance be revoked should th...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed May 26, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 19179

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Flight ban notwithstanding, this person isn't going to flying anything but ConAir for a while.

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Mon May 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

Re: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city

Traffic between HPN and ACK/MVY? Are you kidding me? It's like all of Westchester County ends up in one of those two places over the course of the summer. Be fun to see Elite's jets vs. Cape Air's props. Those are the kind of people who would equate a brand new P2012 with some kind of third world op...

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by IFlyVeryLittle
Wed May 19, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13580

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

This story is pretty basic in its reporting of facts in the style of summary, direct quote, summary, direct quote. There's no real misplaced analysis or overreach on the part of the reporter. These are the simplest stories to report and the hardest to criticize as shrill or overblown. Realizing ther...

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