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by atomicstar
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January

It is not really needed on narrowbodies since the proportion of the total weight that is fuel isn't so dramatic. We don't even have a fuel dumping system on our A330s. Once you start getting into fuel quantities that make up a third or more of the take-off weight, though, like on a 777 going interc...

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by atomicstar
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January

Oh, it was my misconception. I always thought anything bigger than a business jet had fuel dumping systems.

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by atomicstar
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

When the Air Canada DHC-8 lost a tire while taking off back in January

I remember reading about a DHC-8 taking off in Montreal (bound for Bagotville) and a landing gear tire falling off while taking off. https://abc30.com/air-canada-airplane-loses-tire/5819179/ They dumped fuel and circled back to Montreal. But now thinking back, why did they have to make an emergency ...

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by atomicstar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?
Replies: 6
Views: 4232

Re: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?

Jet aircraft also does this often. This saves fuel and reduces engine wear, by taxiing with one engine. Also on certain regional aircraft with rear mounted engines and cargo door at the back (such as certain Bombardier CRJ), this gives more time for the engine to cool down so crew standing near it w...

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by atomicstar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Air Japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 4241

Re: What is Air Japan?

In fact they don't even own any pax planes. Cargo planes yes (the 767F fleet) but pax planes are shared with ANA. One plane can have an ANA flight, turnaround and operate an AJX flight. If so, is that why some airplanes have Air Japan somewhere on the back of the fuselage, and others don't? Like th...

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by atomicstar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Air Japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 4241

What is Air Japan?

All I know it is owned by All Nippon Airways. A few months ago, I bought a codeshare flight ticket from United, it said operated by Air Japan. I initially misread it thinking it was Japan Airlines (also, can someone explain why United also sometimes sells Japan Airlines tickets, even though it is a ...

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by atomicstar
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9395

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

I don’t see a problem in the name. “turboprop” is short for “turbine-propeller”. It is driven by a turbine engine and thrust comes from the propeller. I’m pretty sure that refueling personnel should know what type of fuel most aircraft uses. Most piston aircraft uses avgas, most turboprops and jets ...

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by atomicstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?
Replies: 34
Views: 11077

Re: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?

If there were emergency parachutes on board, would it be possible to survive TWA flight 800?

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by atomicstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Re: Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"

This makes me wonder, are there any flight numbers that have an actual special meaning? Like are there any airlines that use flight 001 as their first flight commencing commercial operations?

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by atomicstar
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8216

Re: IATA code for an airport

TC957 wrote:
Can't just be airlines applying for codes. My nearest airfield is Goodwood ( QDU ) and being a grass runway aerodrome, it's not likely any airline wants to fly there !


I am wondering the same thing. Or what about hypothetically, an airline opens their own airport. Can they register their airport?

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by atomicstar
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone collect sick bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 9648

Re: Does anyone collect sick bags?

I also started to collect sick bags.

I wish more airlines would print their logo on their sick bags, but I think they are buying generic bags without any custom logos or images.

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by atomicstar
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Old Airliners.net
Replies: 5
Views: 11254

Re: Old Airliners.net

I often go on archive.org to see the old versions of websites. For example, I learned that YouTube was originally a dating site while looking at YouTube.com in a 2005 snapshot. Airliners.net homepage in 1997: https://web.archive.org/web/19971222032838/http://airliners.net/ A page with some pictures ...

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by atomicstar
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 7344

Re: L-1011 used in Audi TV Commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9uWsvR1l0
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It often infuriates me when in films, movies, cartoons, etc., the exterior of airplanes doesn't match the interior (in this video, the interior is a narrow body and the exterior is a wide body).

But seeing that reminded me of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9uWsvR1l0

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by atomicstar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

There is quite some growth, but I don't predict it all happening Amazon Air transports their own freight. While I do predict that Amazon will start a courier service (to go along with their own shipping for retail), I doubt they will start shipping for international trade (such as materials, vehicle...

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by atomicstar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: POLL: Irritating Airline Website Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: POLL: Irritating Airline Website Issues

I was trying to book a flight on AA, but when I got to the part where you enter passengers' info and then I clicked continue, it redirected me to the search flights page. So wasted 5 minutes, and I tried again and same thing happened. Wasted about 10 minutes. I was assuming it was a software bug, so...

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by atomicstar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I use my own headphones on ANA
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Can I use my own headphones on ANA

The headphones they provide are single prong, so the double prong sockets aren't really necessary anymore. But yes, you can use your own headphones, and you will get stereo sound.

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by atomicstar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are all meals on flights to Israel Kosher?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Are all meals on flights to Israel Kosher?

Some airlines and their catering companies plan for food according to the country they are flying to or from. However, some do not. Also, I am unsure which do and which don't. Therefore, less people will have to order a special meal due to cultural or religious food restrictions.

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by atomicstar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: What Electric Aircraft are currently flying

Were the engines propeller or ducted?

Also, was it a rotorcraft or airplane?

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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration

Recently, I was on a ANA flight on a Boeing 777-300ER. I noticed that they chose a 2-4-3 configuration instead of 3-3-3 or 3-4-3. I know that the 77W can do 10 abreast, but this configuration is 9 abreast instead. I could see that the aisles are significantly wider. However, ANA also has some of the...

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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8361

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

OzarkD9S wrote:
Bats fly too but I wonder if an airline used a bat logo if they would get sued by Time Warner?

As long as the logo doesn’t look too much like Batman’s logo, but still the shape of a bat, that should be fine

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by atomicstar
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Re: A380 into Kai Tak?

If the airport could handle B747 (but not so well), then likely the A380 could maneuver into the airport as well. It probably could, but very hard to as they also have to avoid buildings while landing.

But just even more risky. I’m quite surprised that no aircraft has ever crashed into a building.

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by atomicstar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

tommy1808 wrote:
You can have that in a Top Loader too:

Image

drum access is just from above through the drums side vs. the drums front as in a frontloader.

best regards
Thomas


I was referring to conventional vertical drum washers, not tumble washers.

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

I always wonder how high efficiency top loading washers work. Like how do they clean clothes with less water and no agitator? I’m pretty skeptical about how well it cleans clothes. And because of that, we chose to get a front loading washer instead. It is also smaller in size so we could add a count...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 6457

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I seem to think of the opposite. Most Americans use gas stoves, while most other people in the world use electric stoves. Electric is more safer, better for the environment, and cooks more evenly. But gas does not need warm up time (you only need to wait for your pan/pot bottom to get hot). Also, it...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?
Replies: 25
Views: 9183

Re: Big engines planes (2030+) - how will look like?

Can some one explain the difference between an UnDucted Fan, and a Turboprop? Or between a Ducted fan and a Geared Turbofan? To the lay person, those “technologies” are very similar, it almost seams like a way to make a turbo prop, without calling it a propeller airplane. An unducted fan is like in...

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by atomicstar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5765

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...

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by atomicstar
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4631

What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Mostly asking this because I am curious what happened to the aircraft parts after TWA 800. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/TWA800reconstruction.jpg Is it currently being stored somewhere, or did it get scrapped? And in a bad crash with survivors, would they bother recovering lugg...

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Purple Color Envelope Icon on PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4034

Re: Purple Color Envelope Icon on PM

I sometimes see a blue icon as well.

Is there an admin here who knows the answer?

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 2228

Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

Which is better, gas or electric? For gas, you can use it for big tasks (as the limitation is how much gas you have with you), which is probably good for running a small lawn mowing business. No cords or needing to wait for batter to charge. But it’s noisy, gas can be expensive, it’s heavier, and no...

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Do you Chromebook?

A major con is that the only software you can install is on the Chrome Web Store.

And there’s some limitations on what apps are available since Chrome OS mostly can only run HTML and JavaScript (and flash and etc.).

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by atomicstar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2817

Re: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?

Slightly off topic, but are there any airlines that use projectors? Which was common in airplanes decades ago.

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Do you Chromebook?

A. There isn’t a built in way to run scripts. However, you can use an extension such as Tampermonkey. But obviously, you need to keep your computer constantly on. 2. That I am not very sure about I’m not sure how to search for one with a backlit keyboard. But here’s a list if this is at all helpful ...

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by atomicstar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your dream aviation trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: What is your dream aviation trip?

Definitely, my dream would be to fly on the upper deck on a 747. Preferably the 744 before they are all retiring. If not, the 748.

Another dream would be to fly in a private jet

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by atomicstar
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5765

Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

I got this idea after reading an investigation report on the 2001 Japan Airlines near mid air collision incident . Of one of the pictures was the ceiling space in which a galley cart got jumped into the ceiling space due to evasive maneuvers. https://i.imgur.com/RJwh3Fd.jpg Now thinking of this, why...

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by atomicstar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy PM-UA Scale Models
Replies: 7
Views: 4771

Re: Where to buy PM-UA Scale Models

Also, what is "die-cast" material? Fiberglass? Resin of some sort? Again, just want to make sure I'm buying a quality model and not some cheap kid's toy. It essentially means metal objects manufactured by pouring molten metal into a shaped mold instead of milling a metal block with a CNC ...

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by atomicstar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imaginary aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 3555

Imaginary aircraft

Share your ideas of your own imaginary aircraft here. Mine: ⋅ Lockheed Electro: An electric regional airplane that can run with 1-8 lithium ion batteries (more batteries is longer range but also heavier). BTW, I came up with this idea because “Electra” sounds like “electric”. ⋅ B...

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by atomicstar
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 3136

Re: Longest serving livery

American Airlines indeed. Here it is in 1971: 0285358 Here it is in 2018: 5375833 That's 47 years difference. 47 years in the same livery. What airline can beat that? It was iconic and I miss it They traded a unique, superb livery for a cheezy, tacky look that is one of the worst in the industry Pe...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 4698

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Freighters have a jack point at the tail to prevent this, and newer weight and balance systems will scream bloody murder before it's even close to tipping (or being jacked for a nose wheel change....). For passenger operations IIRC the 737-900 gets a tail stand as well due to its length. When somet...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 4698

Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

Here’s a video of a B737 tilting backwards while boarding due to weight imbalance (too many passengers walking to the back): https://youtu.be/JLWxD0gY__A Here’s an image of a DC-10 freighter where likely most weight was at the back, causing the aircraft to tilt and sit on its tail: https://i.stack.i...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 3230

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. I doubt that the OPˋs fear was to get actually stuck in the toilet seat, rather than get stuck in the toilet-cabin. I‘m sure no toilet...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 3230

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break. In case the door gets jammed, there’s a help call button and hopefully a FA can help you get out of the lavatory. If no one comes, yell...

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by atomicstar
Thu May 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

The other thing I am also thinking about whether one that’s for sale exists (whether it is the full airplane, an airplane without engines, or just a fuselage). If you have ~ $12M to spare, then a very famous pair is available..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/tokyo...

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

Chicagoland has received a record amount of rainfall in the month of May, and area farmers will likely not be able to plant corn this season. I haven't heard for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same in Iowa and Nebraska. Hopefully the decrease in corn production will be enough to driv...

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On Flight Internet System / Turboprop
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

Re: On Flight Internet System / Turboprop

I’m not sure about what providers there are.

However, it should work, as there’s still internet on jets at low altitude. Also, can a Q400 for example be retrofitted with a receiver by cutting a hole in the top of the fuselage to mount the receiver?

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by atomicstar
Wed May 29, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funny: My version of the 737 MAX and I do mean MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Funny: My version of the 737 MAX and I do mean MAX

If it were to be a freighter for transporting high density items such as car frames, metal beams, ore, etc. But you will need very high wings as the engine diameter is close to the diameter of the fuselage. But this freight stuff usually rather belongs on trucks and ships. Also, I’m actually not sur...

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by atomicstar
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?

Seeing that Southwest doesn’t fly to Alaska, I wonder if there would be any chance that in several years later, Southwest may start flying to Canada. Some destinations possible could be Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc. However, Southwest currently does fly to some destinations in Mexico, and Central...

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by atomicstar
Tue May 21, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model
Replies: 2
Views: 3579

Re: Painting liveries when decals unavailable on model

If you have a Cricut machine, you can cut masking tape and then spray paint the blue on. However, this will may be very difficult. Maybe someone has an easier idea.

You could print an adhesive sticker, however it would be difficult with the nose and other rounded parts and it will not look as good.

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

It is more difficult to build a plane with so many different seats in mass production terms. It is cheaper to mass produce a couple different types of seats than to produce so many different seats.

And airlines will need to hold more different parts in the warehouse for repairing seating parts

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 2032

Re: Aviation in 2050

Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries. Do you think that hyperloop will replace domestic airplanes, because they are faster and more efficient? However a downside is that it is very expensive, and difficult to construct.

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by atomicstar
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 2510

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

Here is my current list: A 707 in Pan Am colors A 747-100 in TWA colors. A Concorde in British Airways colors A DC-3 in military drab A Sanders-Row Princess flying boat in BOAC colors A DC-10F in Fed-EX colors A Convair 880 painted like Elvis A Bae-146 painted like ??? An IL-62 painted by Aeroflot ...

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