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by bmartino99
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 5630

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Is this person that predicted it still active on this site Don't know if he predicted it, I remember more like him asking what if it happened. Supposedly he got a visit from the FBI soon after it happened. Don't think he's active anymore. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk I'm sure its been cover...

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by bmartino99
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 5630

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

What are your memories of that tragic day? In 2015 in our thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=594817 I wrote the following: Incredibly moving to read that thread. I remember exactly where I was that day, I was in 10th grade sitting in class in Sarasota, Florida the same city as P...

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by bmartino99
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5514

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Complement the USN, I was able to cross the Pacific several times. Always loved it. Night time included the Milky Way most of the time, flying fish, poisonous snakes, satellites, several full sun days with huge swells from a distant storm which meant sandwiches only. I'd volunteer to do that at lea...

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by bmartino99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ. correction...April,1987 Perhaps I worded that poorly, I meant that it was already opened. I wasn't arou...

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by bmartino99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ. That's nothing. Check out February 1985! http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html Wow, I grew up in ...

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by bmartino99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD
Replies: 18
Views: 1886

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

When they get their afternoon IAH flight back, then I'll be amazed. AA adding DFW is nice but connections don't always work. Maybe they can retime that one a bit. Anything is possible. Back in 1989 AA flew DFW-SRQ daily with a 727. Two flights a day to SRQ, one flight a day back to DFW. When you lo...

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by bmartino99
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2729

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Queen Mary 2 is also the only ship currently making weekly Atlantic runs. Most of the other cruise ships cross oceans once or twice a year. Queen Mary 2 was much more expensive to build per cabin then most other modern cruise ships because of the design. I also seem to remember from the video I saw ...

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by bmartino99
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26018

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Yup - BUT I've talked to a few navy pilots and they all seem to be in agreement that the desert sequence as well as the diamond formation are all real, and most likely performed by current or former Blue Angels Navy hornet drivers. They were pretty shocked at the footage and are psyched for the mov...

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by bmartino99
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26018

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by bmartino99
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26018

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Cant wait for this. Items to note - 1 - Maverick's own P-51 makes an appearance. 2 - there is a Tomcat after all, right in the end of the trailer. 3 - its mostly filmed and not CGI according to reports I've read so the flying sequences should be incredible 4 - Mav has a high altitude flight suit an...

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by bmartino99
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 26018

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Why is he in a high altitude flight suit? Any one have any ideas?

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by bmartino99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7510

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? I believe it has to do with the rather sorry state of CCS runways and taxiways. When AV and AR cancelled their services to CCS, both airlines mentioned that in addition to the lack of security, the airport...

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by bmartino99
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7510

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Not as romantic as when Concorde visited CCS, but still will be a sight to see. Hopefully someone is able to get some pictures. My father in law is from Venezuela and still travels there for work. He was there a couple of weeks ago and said the road between CCS and Caracas proper was basically lawle...

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by bmartino99
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23782

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I think I'll start worrying about the 25-30 flights I take a year for both business and pleasure when I stop seeing private jets at airports. People are worried about a plane that transports 150-200 people at a time while hundreds of jets are buzzing around transporting 1 or 2 people. Maybe KLM shou...

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by bmartino99
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which group or travellers should airlines value more?
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Which group or travellers should airlines value more?

When I fly for business, its always United and its always buying a ticket only a few days in advance. There's no shopping for better prices and no advanced planning. I'm not looking to take the cheaper ticket at less desirable times, because I'm not paying. I imagine most people that plan fly for va...

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by bmartino99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12044

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Not trying to politicize it or anything. But how the hell does a foreigner, who showed clear signs of mental issues, get high powered weapons in New Zealand? It not like here in the US, where background checks, permits, licenses are not necessary. I really thought that NZ or Australia/whoever was r...

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by bmartino99
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720256

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If the line is the only source to a refinery unit, the unit has to be shut down as well. No one is happy and it costs money, but its the right thing to do. If its a product delivery line, say delivering gasoline, the delivery is just delayed until the line is checked out. Thanks. What I'm getting i...

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by bmartino99
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720256

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Rarely post, but I work in a pipeline control center and am also a private pilot. It strikes me as odd that in the pipeline business we are apparently more risk adverse than Boeing and the FAA are acting in regards to the MAX. If we have pump go down unexpectedly on low discharge (potential indicat...

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by bmartino99
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720256

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Rarely post, but I work in a pipeline control center and am also a private pilot. It strikes me as odd that in the pipeline business we are apparently more risk adverse than Boeing and the FAA are acting in regards to the MAX. If we have pump go down unexpectedly on low discharge (potential indicati...

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by bmartino99
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 68
Views: 9483

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

I just flew to Havana this past weekend on Southwest. TPA to HAV. As a US citizen all that was required was purchasing the $50 tourist card and verbally stating one of 12 reasons for visiting. No proof required.

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by bmartino99
Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81235

Re: 737 down near HAV

Would HAV have security cameras around the airport like most US airports?

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