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by FlyKBHM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 124
Views: 14405

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Took the family out to Birmingham (BHM) Monday 4/20 to view the Delta fleet stored at the Stewart Industries (formerly Pemco, formerly Kaiser, etc.) complex southwest of the terminal and the relatively new apron connected by taxiway to the cargo complex. In late March, the Birmingham News reported t...

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by FlyKBHM
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117299

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

NTSB Media Briefing by Jennifer Homendy from NTSB ((* Parties to the investigation and investigation groups named as typical for an NTSB investigation.)) * 2 Pratt & Whitney ((Canada PT6)) engines * Asked public for photos of the weather in the area [email protected].gov ((* Drones being used to col...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117299

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

FlightRadar24 has published the detailed ADS-B: https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/kobe-bryant-believed-dead-in-helicopter-crash/ For a map reference, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District reservoir (covered with floating black spheres to reduce evaporation) is where a number of fire companies a...

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by FlyKBHM
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5757

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

What has always amazed me about the official report on this accident is that the factor of pilot fatigue isn’t even mentioned. The cockpit crew of UA 826 had started in LAX and flown through the night to ORD, where a new cabin crew joined them for the next leg. It is known the UA crew flew past an ...

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by FlyKBHM
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4540

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2019

On a "2019 in Review" note, I would add: 1. The introduction of CLEAR. I scoffed at the idea of needing CLEAR at BHM as the TSA lines are normally very manageable, but thanks to an employee discount went ahead and got it. I have to say that it has been more helpful than I expected, especia...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !
Replies: 18
Views: 6735

Re: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !

Is there any truth to the rumour that there could have been more survivors if not for the bungling of the rescue efforts by the Japan Self Defense Force? That US armed forces were ready to go and pull for survivors but were told to stand down? The English translation of the Japanese accident report...

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by FlyKBHM
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 7152

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

The Sun is reporting a Cessna 168 (which doesn't exist to my knowledge), Fox News displayed a photo of a Cessna 172. From the photos in The Sun article which supposedly show a police recreation of the events, it appears to be a Cessna 172. I wondered if she could actually open the door against the a...

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by FlyKBHM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7230

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Coming from a nuclear (but not security X-ray!) background, seeing the boy going through the X-ray machine was scary! The good news is that the baggage screening cabinet X-ray machine only imparts about 1 milirad for a scan - far, far below the level of any radiological health concerns, even for a y...

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by FlyKBHM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5418

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

westgate - the short answer is...if DL did not have 11 mainline flights from BHM to ATL....DL would lose all those passengers/revenue who would get on all the mainline/rj's that would be added by AA or UA to their respective hubs from BHM. The longer answer....@2 hour drive or less from any major h...

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by FlyKBHM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5418

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Live from BHM, we were all wrong.

BHM introduced the CLEAR airport security lane today with a soft opening. A bigger PR push will be Thursday.

I used it just now, worked great; just not the announcement we were hoping for on this site.

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by FlyKBHM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5418

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Slightly off topic, but looking at the 1999 OAG North American timetable on Departed Flights, BHM used to have a lot more service to other southern cities that have now all but dissapeared, with the only ones left being the mega-hubs of ATL and CLT and destinations in Texas and Florida. There used ...

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by FlyKBHM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5418

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

I'll be there in the morning and poke around. It's my home airport so I'll be very interested to hear the announcement. That said, many "BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS" have turned out to be nothing in the end (an experience certainly not unique to BHM) - airlines that never entered service, weekly ser...

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by FlyKBHM
Sun May 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6572

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

It’s not just difficult geopolitics that precludes nonstop service, the market isn’t that big especially given the high fuel and crew and utilisation cost of flying so far, I mean I bet Ukraine has a bigger economy that Jordan or even Egypt but the US3 don’t fly to Kiev either. For me the only rout...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon May 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158853

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

And per the report apparently a FA died when trying to open the door at the back. Could that action actually accelerated the spread of the fire and smoke into the cabin? Good question. From purely a physics perspective, any action that breached the barrier between the flames and cabin interior woul...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon May 06, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158853

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Best exterior videos I've found on the evacuation from the R1 door at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCybSEQuP0I and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugc0tTyFvD8. Syncing unique common events in the videos, like the ******* blocking the exit and then jumping out with his roll-aboard suitcase around ...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158853

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

First, a prayer for those lost and their families. Truly horrifying in all regards. Regarding the fire behavior inside the forward section of the aircraft, as Clancy688 noted in the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCybSEQuP0I evacuation video around the 0:10 mark, light gray smoke exits the L1 door ...

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by FlyKBHM
Sat May 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44867

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

5:00 pm Eastern NTSB briefing notes; thanks to https://www.firstcoastnews.com/ for carrying the presser live online: ...Brunce Lanceberg VP of NTSB speaker: ...major investigation for NTSB, 16 team members at NAS Jacksonville; ...what is known... 9:49 pm landing... runway 10 landing (VP misspoke and...

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by FlyKBHM
Sat May 04, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44867

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Well over 1,000 feet of overrun grass beyond the end of Runway 10 and the St. John's River;.. must of been a good amount of energy remaining at the end of the runway to continue on through the grass that far. NWS Jacksonville radar depicts rain over the field in the last hour.

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by FlyKBHM
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10856

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Are those owls native to the Australian continent, or were they introduced at some point? The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is native to Australia. In fact, this magnificent bird's range is surprisingly wide globally - essentially everywhere in the low latitude Northern hemisphere and below + Europe - Sahar...

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by FlyKBHM
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 125
Views: 12720

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

I used to work in the travel agency office that handles all this travel (they still do). I don't have any inside info on anything happening this year, but I have quite a bit of knowledge about the process. Happy to answer any questions you might have about how it all works, including NCAA rules/pol...

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by FlyKBHM
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25451

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

Will be interesting to find out if the gear penetrated the cabin and intruded into the (potentially) occupied passenger space. If so, I imagine that the NTSB will be taking a closer look at the gear failure event sequence. Certainly landing gear contain shear pins and have a planned design failure m...

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by FlyKBHM
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL
Replies: 19
Views: 7394

Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL

Local Birmingham, Alabama media reporting that Kalitta Flight 720 experienced a nose gear failure on landing at Tuscaloosa, AL (TCL) tonight (January 28). Thankfully airport officials report no injuries to the crew. ARRTF applied foam under the nose of the aircraft; forward lower deck cargo doors op...

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by FlyKBHM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 107
Views: 14609

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

https://twitter.com/Delta/status/1081026648647049216

We are saddened to lose an industry legend. Herb Kelleher’s impact on aviation will live on forever. #HonoringHerb
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Tribute already coming in from Delta on Twitter; I expect other airlines to follow given his tremendous impact on aviation globally.

https://twitter.com/Delta/status/1081026648647049216

We are saddened to lose an industry legend. Herb Kelleher’s impact on aviation will live on forever. #HonoringHerb

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by FlyKBHM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 93320

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

I counted twelve Allegiant MD-80s sitting at the northeast corner of the new Stewart Industries complex at BHM this morning. Interestingly, one aircraft was running under its own power (could not make out registration) while sitting on the ramp. No work appears to have been started on any of the fra...

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