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by FLYSPI
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1203
Views: 147659

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Gutting STL? What's left to gut? Exactly! I asked the same thing. AA at STL is nothing but a shell of what it was in the mid 2000s (after the Operated by TWA Airlines INC, AA paint TWA titles years, never mind the pre AA TWA days ) because from about 2004-2008ish? AA did nothing but "gut"...

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by FLYSPI
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1203
Views: 147659

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Gutting STL? What's left to gut? Exactly! I asked the same thing. AA at STL is nothing but a shell of what it was in the mid 2000s (after the Operated by TWA Airlines INC, AA paint TWA titles years, never mind the pre AA TWA days ) because from about 2004-2008ish? AA did nothing but "gut"...

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by FLYSPI
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5503

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

These type of identification questions have sparked some of the most interesting conversations on airliners.net. They are a lovely break from freaking about Delta or the A350 or the other fanboy drama of the day. Please keep posting things like this in Civ Av, and thanks for the OP for testing our ...

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by FLYSPI
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 6641

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

So these cities who had all this frequency on perfectly safe and efficient aircraft, now had the sexy jet service they always wanted, but now.... That's probably as much a function of 'pilot shortage' - meaning low labor $ productivity from pilots flying small aircraft - as it is desire for jets. T...

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by FLYSPI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 6641

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

dc10lover wrote:
I still wish Turbo Prop Aircraft like the Q400 had counter - rotating propellers.


Jetstream 41 did/does

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by FLYSPI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5362

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

I think we will see the FedEx type operations move there first. Charter freight to more remote areas. Then small aircraft and personal planes While some use their small , personal aircraft for transport... most of us make the traveling part an excuse to go fly!!! gonna have to go all Heston on this...

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by FLYSPI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5362

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

. It makes me chuckle to see people today argue with this sort of progress. At what point does progress reach its pinnacle? As we progress, eventually all of our jobs will be automated and we can just sit around and form even more opinions about things unrelated to us, and share them on even faster...

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by FLYSPI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 6641

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

The American flying public is opposed to the "puddle jumper". The same American flying public who in smaller towns wishes they had more frequency. In the 90s in my town and towns like many others, we had nearly hourly flights to the hubs on 19-30 seat turboprops (J31s, BE1s, SWM, SF3, EM2,...

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by FLYSPI
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10715

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

Also, I remember a yuppy telling his wife that the ATRs were converted World War II bombers. So I took him to the nearest ATR aircraft and showed him the Airworthiness Certificate - the airplane was less than 2 weeks old! HAHA! Converted WW2 Bombers, I love it! I hope the bomb bay door on the bombe...

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by FLYSPI
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10715

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

Neither ATR model was +70 seats. The ATR-42 seats 48 while the ATR-72 seats 68. The ATR-72s were actually 64 seats, at least at MQ. Touche'. We had -72s at Trans States that were 68 seats, but recalling now I think Eagle's were a bit smaller in capacity. I feel like I vaguely remember that issues w...

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by FLYSPI
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10715

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

I don't see it mentioned often, but I think scope killed the 70+ seat turboprops. If an airline is only allowed a certain number of 70 and 76 aircraft in its regional fleet, it's more productive for it to be a jet. A jet creates more ASMs at cheap regional labor rates than a turboprop. Neither ATR ...

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by FLYSPI
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis International Airport in the past
Replies: 86
Views: 7713

Re: Memphis International Airport in the past

Did TWA mainline ever serve MEM? I remember Trans World Express served MEM with turboprops. They had one gate at the end of the C concourse. AA later used that gate and served STL with an E145 until around 2005. Twa Mainline only served mem for a very short time in the mid or later 80,s I only reca...

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by FLYSPI
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5557

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

I was on an ATA L-1011 from MDW - LAS. I was a kid at the time but it was a very memorable flight because ceiling panels and movie screen came down during takeoff (before camera phones). They were swinging side to side. Then a maintenance person came from the back of the plane and put it back toget...

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