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by tnair1974
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 6438

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

Nice to see that AA (via SKW CR7s) has resumed DFW service from TRI. Even before the pandemic, AA had already planned an upgauge from E145s on the route.

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by tnair1974
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

At least there is a little good news to report.... UPS will start SDF-GYY (Gary, IN) service this coming November. https://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/42126453/ups-signs-lease-agreement-with-gary-airport Two days from the first flight of SDF-GYY. As was pointed out earlier, GYY is a new sta...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Only IAH is returning. ORD has never had scheduled WN flights. This will be WN’s return to IAH, they have never served ORD. Not quite sure what I was thinking. Thought WN announced ORD about two decades ago even if whatever service they had was short lived. Perhaps it was another airline inaugurati...

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by tnair1974
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 College Football Charter Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 13558

Re: 2020 College Football Charter Thread

AHN is a less extreme version of CRW with regard to any runway extension (I've flown as passenger in private plane into AHN, visited CRW via car). AHN has much milder elevation drop offs than CRW so extending AHN might be doable, but would still be costly and maybe not so pragmatic for just a few sp...

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by tnair1974
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 College Football Charter Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 13558

Re: 2020 College Football Charter Thread

Now this is interesting, Auburn's flight out of CSG today on a DL 738 to CAE is showing as canceled on FR24. A Swift Air B738 flew into MGM last night after dropping off Georgia State postgame last night in Atlanta . Presumably, this will take Auburn to South Carolina instead. Very strange last min...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

A Cathay Pacific 748 just operated ANC-SDF-ORD (assume heading back to Hong Kong). https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPA2096/history/20201017/2120Z/PANC/KSDF https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPA2097/history/20201018/0530Z/KSDF/KORD CPA has visited SDF during UPS's Christmas rush, but didn't kno...

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by tnair1974
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 6438

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

Tennessee football bussed to Georgia (presume yesterday), but will fly back to TYS this evening after the game. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8909/history/20201011/0100Z/KAHN/KTYS https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8907/history/20201011/0040Z/KAHN/KTYS Seems a bit unusual flying only o...

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by tnair1974
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

I agree I wish Southwest would bring back STL. They just started IND-STL so it could happen. I'm surprised Southwest hasn't started CVG-STL. Once COVID-19 is finally more in our rear view mirror and if fuel prices remain low, WN SDF-STL and WN CVG-STL could happen. For CVG, it could also depend on ...

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by tnair1974
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

WN announces 2021 start at ORD and IAH. Targeting UA in both hubs and AA at ORD. Will be interesting to see which routes they select to fly out of those UA fortress hubs? Also interesting to see what...if any impact on WN operations at MDW or HOU? ORD-SDF-ATL/BHM perhaps (back in the day....DL's OR...

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by tnair1974
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Off position for landing gear handle
Replies: 24
Views: 4996

Re: Off position for landing gear handle

The long range DC-10-30/-40 have a center main landing gear not found on the domestic DC-10s. This gear can be selected to remain up before landing. It can be useful if the plane is relatively light (both for landing and the later departure) which can save some wear and tear. Some sharp eyed airline...

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by tnair1974
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 6438

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

Tennessee football bussed to Georgia (presume yesterday), but will fly back to TYS this evening after the game. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8909/history/20201011/0100Z/KAHN/KTYS https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8907/history/20201011/0040Z/KAHN/KTYS Seems a bit unusual flying only on...

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by tnair1974
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demographics of GA aircraft owners
Replies: 43
Views: 6838

Re: Demographics of GA aircraft owners

During what might be described as General Aviation's "Golden Age" (after WWII to maybe the early 1970s), private flying seemed more affordable. Several of my aunts/uncles learned to fly during the 50s and 60s and they were not exactly super rich at the time. They said that during the 1960s...

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by tnair1974
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Congrats to Paducah! Maybe commuter flight to SDF in the future? Future airframes might allow that to happen with correct economics Is the proposed new PAH terminal still expected to cost 36 million when it breaks ground, or has that been revised? IIRC, there will be a single jetway. I haven't hear...

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by tnair1974
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Curious what WN was doing at LEX on Saturday Oct 3, LEX-HOU, and on Friday HOU-LEX. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8243 Of course WN charters occasionally go into non-WN cities like TYS, LEX, even BWG. But can't think of any sports charter needs for HOU-LEX-HOU (nor for tourism, even with a...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific DC10 order
Replies: 32
Views: 8594

Re: Cathay Pacific DC10 order

I don't recall whether CX only had -1s or some -100s, however, some 40 years, DL converted several of their Tristars to -250 variant, which gave'em a range comparable to the DC-10-30. I'm sure CX would have considered all the options if they really wanted such Trijets. Point taken about the -250, b...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific DC10 order
Replies: 32
Views: 8594

Re: Cathay Pacific DC10 order

The -250 upgrade was available to all frames from 1052 upwards, although anything other than a -200 (fitted with RB211-524B engines) required a full re-engine (from the RB211-22B of the -1/-100 to the RB211-524BI). The engines, lengthened wing, active-load-control ailerons and other system upgrades...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Curious what WN was doing at LEX on Saturday Oct 3, LEX-HOU, and on Friday HOU-LEX. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8243 Of course WN charters occasionally go into non-WN cities like TYS, LEX, even BWG. But can't think of any sports charter needs for HOU-LEX-HOU (nor for tourism, even with al...

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by tnair1974
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

WN is moving up the start of the SDF-ATL flights to Nov 4. It appears to be 2x daily starting out. They have also added a seasonal SDF-RSW flight. "Service will be offered during peak travel days surrounding Thanksgiving as well as Christmas and New Year’s." https://www.flylouisville.com/...

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by tnair1974
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 669
Views: 135563

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Has anyone seen the new route DL 1998 From MCO to ATL and vice-versa in the 763er in October. What is the purpose of these flights at this time? Network must be seeing some demand increase I would assume. Florida is fully opening back up which probably is going to increase the amount of people want...

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by tnair1974
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 9245

Re: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread

Nice link about how SLC is (in phases) building its new terminal while decommissioning/demolishing the old facility. https://crankyflier.com/2020/09/24/doing-the-dance-how-salt-lake-city-phased-its-new-terminal/ A small silver lining in an otherwise horrific pandemic is that Salt Lake City is taking...

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by tnair1974
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28519

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

The 717 fills a niche role in the DL network; there are going to be a lot of small and mid-sized markets in the southeast, northeast and midwest that will lose mainline service. They may have similar capacity, but the A220 isn't meant for the same missions. I don't think you'll see the A220 replaci...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 117
Views: 13676

Re: Birmingham (BHM) Aviation Thread - 2020

Turns out that multiple DL A320s that are still stored at BHM are among ten older A320s (all nearing thirty years old) that are now retired. With the growing glut of middle age A320s/737s on the used airliner market, prospects seem grim that these ten birds will find new homes. Perhaps the retired A...

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by tnair1974
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

The earlier mentions of the Buddy Holly and JFK Jr tragedies hammer home that a disproportionately high number of IFR/marginal VFR accidents involve non-IFR rated pilots. I don't know how routine this is and what any requirements are, but several pilots I know got limited "hood" flying wi...

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by tnair1974
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112688

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Not strictly BNA related but rather BNA-adjacent...flew into Smyrna the other day and found out there's a 727 boneyard there! Pan-Am, TWA, Delta, a bunch of them are painted up and everything. Had no clue this was here at all. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200918/dbbd81646cc1f40831ebcf9ccbb2c2...

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by tnair1974
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10198

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

I recall reading an article about Hawaiian's B717s - they were fitted with a pair of large tanks in the passenger cabin for the ferry flight. Yes. Decades ago, Aloha and Hawaiian were doing this with their 732s and D95s respectively. Not only for delivery, but ferry flights back to the mainland for...

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by tnair1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?
Replies: 36
Views: 4198

Re: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?

Related to the question... but United and Wien Alaska had a third crewmember in the cockpit for a while after the 737's introduction. I'm pretty sure the third crewmember's role was purely symbolic... maybe someone with more knowledge can explain? When I was a kid, I recall an early copy of Airline...

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by tnair1974
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: Spatial disorientation accidents, how do they happen with aircraft with (properly working) instruments?

Same thing as Jetblueguy22. My CFI had me put my head down under the hood and maneuvered the plane around. After a while he asked "what's our attitude?" I replied "steep turn". We were straight and level. WOW. Mind blown at that point, and from then on I've never questioned how ...

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by tnair1974
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76878

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Good to see N309US escape the scrappers at least one more time. Delta recently announced that a portion of their A320s (among other aircraft types) have been/will be retired this year. N326US, a 1992 bird that was initially stored at MCI as the pandemic spread, was ferried MSP-SBD a couple weeks ag...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

AA is ending several markets out of LAX. SDF service ceases September 6, apparently to coincide with the (delayed) 2020 Kentucky Derby. LAX-SDF won't fly again in the foreseeable future, even for the delayed 2020 Derby. Its not for sale on their website. Seems just as well. Churchill Downs just ann...

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by tnair1974
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112688

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I took a BHM-BNA-RDU flight way back in January, 2009. I have no memory of how full the flight was. I seem to also have a memory of a BHM-SDF flight around the same time. I’m sure that was related to the Wright Amendment. WN indeed had BHM-SDF, but I seem to recall those flights generally came from...

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by tnair1974
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112688

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

To my knowledge, WN has never had BNA-SDF flights. Even before the BNA hub days (which connected SDF via mainline AA and Eagle), KN (Air Kentucky, via Beech 99 turboprops) and AA had BNA-SDF service but this was way back during the 1970s to early 80s. As a sidenote, UPS at Nashville trucks its Next ...

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by tnair1974
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 6438

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

Here's a great look at the history of commercial aviation in Chattanooga. https://www.sunshineskies.com/chattanooga-airline-history-1.html I echo TYSflyer's comments in saying thanks for the link! Although I have tended to use TYS more than CHA over the decades, seeing the pics of the 1970s era ter...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

I would be happy with a LEX-DEN flight Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Even with stiff competition from CVG and SDF offering lots of DEN flights, still somewhat surprising United Express has not tried LEX-DEN. Maybe even Allegiant doing seasonal LEX-DEN flights a few times a week. For those ne...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Congrats to Paducah! Maybe commuter flight to SDF in the future? Future airframes might allow that to happen with correct economics Is the proposed new PAH terminal still expected to cost 36 million when it breaks ground, or has that been revised? IIRC, there will be a single jetway. I think Air Ke...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 6438

Re: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2020

I understand that states like NY and NJ with currently low COVID-19 infection rates have travel restrictions on other states like Tennessee with higher rates. Massachusetts also currently has a low rate, so just maybe MA has restrictions on travel between MA and TN? Even if such restrictions/quarant...

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by tnair1974
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112688

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Agreed, and it would dumbfound me beyond comprehension. BNA should be as important as DEN going forward for WN. If they don’t start taking BNA more seriously, NK and B6 should be looking hard to grow here when the recovery happens. What else really should/could WN do at this stage? Add service to L...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

We'll take every bit of good news we can get. AA will inaugurate Saturday-only MIA-LEX service this November (via Envoy E145s). Has AA or anybody else ever had MIA-LEX flights? Anyway, Allegiant already flies FLL-LEX. As a side note, AA has restarted both MIA-SDF and MIA-CVG ( via Republic E170s at ...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 183
Views: 36265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

tnair1974 wrote:

N325US is at least one other A320 already at SBN, but others are still at the likes of BHM and MCI awaiting their final ferry flights. The seven DL A320s retired in 2017 were all ferried to SBN for part out.
That's SBD, not SBN.... :roll:

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 183
Views: 36265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

DL A320 N326US, a 1992 bird, was ferried to SBD just over a month ago after spending the early part of the pandemic stored at MCI. Is N326US one of the ten A320s that have been/will be retired? This question was answered in the Delta Narrow Body Thread. N326US is indeed one of the ten DL A320s that...

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by tnair1974
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 623
Views: 79254

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

I'll have to double check, but I'm 99% sure it's 3220-3230 that have been permanently wfu. 3221 has been flying the last few weeks, for what it's worth. 3221 will soldier on. 3217, 3222-3230 have been permanently wfu. I'm not sure how 3221 got spared, but I'll take it. Thanks. At least two DL A320s...

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by tnair1974
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 183
Views: 36265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

DL A320 N326US, a 1992 bird, was ferried to SBD just over a month ago after spending the early part of the pandemic stored at MCI.

Is N326US one of the ten A320s that have been/will be retired?

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by tnair1974
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 262380

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Add TYS and GSO having had DL 733 service from ATL. IAD had DL 733 flights, but not sure if they were from ATL, SLC (or both), other DL hubs. I don't really recall any MD-88s out of SLC; there were some at DFW (I think a lot of them did some of the multi-stop flights between DFW and ATL that hit up ...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 262380

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Definitely a weird niche aircraft for sure, much like the DL 733s that were ex-Western A/C but found their way on short-haul ATL routes into the 2000s (like ATL-ABE.) The 733s made it to the East? I know they were used for DL Shuttle for a while but that's about it. IIRC the 733s were rare outside ...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

AA is ending several markets out of LAX. SDF service ceases September 6, apparently to coincide with the (delayed) 2020 Kentucky Derby. LAX-SDF won't fly again in the foreseeable future, even for the delayed 2020 Derby. Its not for sale on their website. If LAX-SDF returns (regardless of carrier), ...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF-LAX is cut permanently. AA is ending several markets out of LAX. SDF service ceases September 6, apparently to coincide with the (delayed) 2020 Kentucky Derby. LAX-SDF won't fly again in the foreseeable future, even for the delayed 2020 Derby. Its not for sale on their website. Seems just as we...

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by tnair1974
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 2918

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

Not usually an issue flying domestic routes in the US, in fact we were faster than the old ‘Classic’ 737’s who would cruise at .74 or even slower The other consideration is the MD80 was not a good high altitude aircraft unless you were very light so we werent often asking for the higher cruise leve...

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by tnair1974
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 2918

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

Continental really stretched the limits of what the MD80 could do, mainly because they just didnt have the right equipment in those days for many routes quote] I can remember working in the old tower at IAH and watching a CO MD80 going to BOS or maybe even SEA departing Runway 26 and thinking this ...

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by tnair1974
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22727

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

A lot of inbound SDF traffic this evening is now in holding patterns or diverting as the strong storms that produced near 100mph winds in Iowa and northern Illinois move into the Louisville area. Thankfully, the storms have lost some of their punch as they move south. Lots of UPS traffic, but one of...

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by tnair1974
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe Midwest weather
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: Severe Midwest weather

A lot of traffic inbound to SDF (passenger airliners and especially UPS flights) is now in holding patterns as the storms (albeit in weakened form) move into the Louisville area. Hopefully the storms will weaken even more as they head into Tennessee. Cargo/package traffic is still robust, so FedEx a...

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by tnair1974
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 2918

Re: Typical MD-82 Cruise Speed

Not usually an issue flying domestic routes in the US, in fact we were faster than the old ‘Classic’ 737’s who would cruise at .74 or even slower The other consideration is the MD80 was not a good high altitude aircraft unless you were very light so we werent often asking for the higher cruise leve...

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