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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

MSJYOP28Apilot wrote:
I wonder if the Ford F150 plant will mean growth for MKL with cargo operators? MKL is closer to Stanton than MEM.


With the tight margins that the auto industry has, I think most stuff is going to come in via road and rail.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

Air service development efforts at MEM have an abysmal track record. The construction of a new automobile plant located 50 miles away won’t provide the kind of boost that’s needed to jumpstart the economy of Memphis and the region served by this airport . This this comment tells me two things: 1) Y...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.
Replies: 29
Views: 5653

Re: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.

LAXffDUB wrote:
Didn't they serve FRA from MEM at one time? I seem to recall German tourists making pilgrimages to Graceland.


They (via KLM at some points) flew to Amsterdam from MEM. Thats probably how a lot of them got to Memphis.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

It's O&D future is still being developed and not yet fully mature. Memphis also got a significant piece of news yesterday. It landed the new assembly plant for the all electric F150 and a battery plant associated with it. https://www.wreg.com/news/mid-south/gov-lee-ford-officials-in-memphis-to-...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

As someone who flies DTW-> MEM regularly and loathes CRJ’s, this news makes me very very happy. Surely there will be enough regular traffic in the future to up-gauge that route from a CRJ9 to a 717 or eventually an A220. Every DTW<->MEM flight I’ve been on this year has had a LF of at least 90% fro...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11297

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

The video from behind the engine shows a significant amount of fire. The delayed evacuation with people screaming fire while others are getting their luggage out of bins slowly while crew tells people fire trucks are on their way is concerning. Why are cabin crew on the PA about Fire Trucks coming?...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

Hi ThaneC! I've missed your pessimism but still don't quite understand the need to repeat it so consistently. Also, why did you start using a different account? I know ThaneC was educated on this in the past, but for the benefit of "410W24", let's compare MEM's pre-COVID, 2019 enplanement...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2623

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Northwest
752 (probably): MEM-> SEA, SEA->MSP
US Air
752: PHX->LIH, LIH-> PHX
Delta
752: DTW->MSP (x2)

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23509

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

What sort of checks does a plane have to go through after that happens? I’d imagine it has to be more than just a visual inspection…

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2021 NCAA Football Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 17184

Re: 2021 NCAA Football Thread

Delete (moved to other thread)

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 40
Views: 2677

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

I think for me it’s now the CRJ series, followed by the DC-9, and then 757-200. I only flew on a 737 for the first time a few years ago. Same for the A320 series. Don’t know how I’ve managed to avoid both for so long, but somehow I did.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Large F9 Expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 8302

Re: Another Large F9 Expansion

I think CVG is closer to Cincy than SWF is to NYC. If you're on the interstate in downtown Cincy there are signs to CVG. I don't think there are any Stewart Airport signs on the West Side Highway. Just saying, the comparison isn't exactly 1:1. For me its more of a Pearson Airport vs Toronto Airport...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sinking feeling when leveling off on B757
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: Sinking feeling when leveling off on B757

Back in the day when I used to fly on the Boeing 757 I often noticed a kind of sinking feeling in my stomach when the plane leveled off after takeoff. I also experienced something similar on the Boeing 737-500 and Boeing 707-100. At liftoff I would get a sinking feeling and feel a little light head...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

Looks like the remodel is going well, they posted a few new pictures the other day. Any word on when the transition of airlines to B is expected to begin? https://flymemphis.com/modernization-images/?fbclid=IwAR32YN-TCxHW-kuIwpZOuxyZvGLzZUiSyKXL11vyOBr9FRfqGvcNLm8wYcQ I was in MEM last week and ask...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 772
Views: 97616

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

DL is running an A359 to Minneapolis in about an hour. Had to do a double take when I walked by and saw that on the screen.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?
Replies: 20
Views: 5000

Re: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?

I am asking what is the role of IND for FedEx moving forward… they are growing @ IND…. Is FedEx MEM land locked? MEM is somewhat landlocked if they wanted to keep a single facility on the north side. There is a little room, but not much. They could probably do a massive expansion on the south side ...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun May 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 772
Views: 97616

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Cost-saving, can be a wash depending on the cost of gas/parking, and flights. DTW can be more expensive than LAN or vice-versa. At least for flight to Memphis, where I’m from, the flights starting in LAN are usually about $20 cheaper (even though you end up on the same DTW-MEM flight). I would imag...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat May 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1645
Views: 322282

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

iAvgeek737 wrote:
Breeze has selected UTZ Potato Chips and KIND Bars for their complimentary snack selection. Much different that the usual pretzels and/or biscoff cookies.



Side question, do most people not like biscoff cookies? I love them.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 772
Views: 97616

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Do you genuinely think that if DL left town, nobody would make it a focus city and or take that traffic by increasing service? Detroit’s CSA is larger than Indianapolis and Pittsburgh combined. But sure, it would be a “regional airport”, smaller than those two. Wow. I looked it up. Had no idea detr...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

https://flymemphis.com/2021/04/23/preli ... o-airport/
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Apparently MEM has regained the crown of largest cargo airport in the world for the first time since 2009!

https://flymemphis.com/2021/04/23/preli ... o-airport/

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17741

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

MLB in one day managed to outdo the dumbness of all the dumb things the NBA and NFL combined have ever done. That’s quite an accomplishment there The left has managed to politicize everything in this country, this is the result. They were so concerned about mis information, there has been so much o...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 4436

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

The 787 and A350 have active damping as standard, and I think the entire Airbus FBW range has maneuver load alleviation, which uses the spoilers to unload the wing during turbulence. The A380 has this feature very visible with quite large independent deflections of the ailerons to automatically cou...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260208

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

This is maybe a stupid question/covered here earlier, but do NMA and NSA really have to be separate planes? Airlines don’t seem to like the smaller 737/A320 family members any more. Why not make the base model of the plane be something 737-900/A321 sized and then offer stretches to reach up into th...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260208

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

This is maybe a stupid question/covered here earlier, but do NMA and NSA really have to be separate planes? Airlines don’t seem to like the smaller 737/A320 family members any more. Why not make the base model of the plane be something 737-900/A321 sized and then offer stretches to reach up into the...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

rexchase12 wrote:
Where does the sports teams (NBA, NCAA, etc.) that come to/from MEM board/deplane from? Signature? Or the terminal?

I think its signature. I know for a fact that they don’t go to the terminals.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

From my understanding the ground floor of the terminal is still the same as the old one, but the “second floor” where all the people will be got removed and replaced. Yes. This is why I said they should have just fully demolished and rebuilt B instead of the piecemeal approach. They also should jus...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

MEM shared some new photos of the Modernization of B https://flymemphis.com/modernization-images/ The stark difference between it and the untouched Southwest Hall of B shows how much of an approvement this is. Pre Covid there was already talk of how it should have done the Southwest Hall as well. T...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 772
Views: 97616

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I agree, in the big scheme of things, the tram being out of service is really not that big of a deal. I do think the other poster not referenced in your post is making far too big a deal of whether or not the tram is "safe". Especially when people are getting on airplanes full of people a...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 22016

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

Airventure737 wrote:
It looks like it's going well. All of the jet bridges are up and connected. I think it's scheduled for an April opening.


Wow thats earlier than I thought it would be. I was hoping I’d be able to fly in around the opening but I doubt it will happen if thats the timeline.

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 26
Views: 3223

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

Same story will probably apply to the 757 family. Although the -200 is going to be retired fast, I don't think the 757-300 is going to outlast the -200, if nothing else because the freighters still have long careers ahead of them. Is there something with the 757-300 that doesn’t make it a good frei...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 26
Views: 3223

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

747 vs A380. Although to be fair, that is probably only if we count the 747-8F. The unique rough field capabilities of the 737-200 gives it a good chance of outlasting the 737 Classics. Dash 8-100/200. Not too many aircraft around that can replace them with similar STOL performance and size. There ...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PNS vs. VPS
Replies: 20
Views: 2921

Re: PNS vs. VPS

It’s easy to say that these airports are too close, but when you have a limited time to enjoy yourself on vacation, have to deal with the hordes of over people in the Destin area, and add that on top of about 60 mile drive, the segmentation of the area begins to make sense. I’m pretty sure it ends u...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1423
Views: 308063

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

For every single av geek that might get excited seeing an historic brand, you'll find 1,000 people wondering why they're spending money advertising a dead brand, and declaring 'I don't remember that as a very good airline.' Northeast and Western (as examples) have been gone a long time. The brands ...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 787 and A350, last of a breed ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5903

Re: The 787 and A350, last of a breed ?

These two aircraft pushed the limits in airframe and engine technology, the gains in efficiency and performance have been really impressive But has the switch to substantially more composites in both types really been worth it ? I read that most of the gains in efficiency on both types are mostly d...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12251

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

If 1930s Munich beer halls were barely literate... ...and also had in general wider waistlines and despite the ideology, family trees too. Even a higher average reading/comprehension age. Heck, their stage design is even part of the act. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/cpac-organizer-de...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6462

Re: lufthansa livery concept?

It's amazing the designer is so arrogant, it seems he's convinced himself to never consider the idea that his thinking was less than perfect. I have yet to listen to or read about a (styling) designer who doesn’t have their head up their ass. I work in the auto industry and it’s pretty bad there to...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12251

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

https://apnews.com/article/michigan-gop-embraces-right-wing-d5e0b7626e0adaf07e6edf088e25e043 While the state has swung back to Democrats since Trump’s narrow 2016 win, choosing President Joe Biden by more than 150,000 votes, Michigan’s Republican Party has taken a hard right turn. Its own Capitol i...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100775

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

I’ve been meaning to ask this... Are they cutting back 717’s out of DTW again after the new year? I know for DTW-MEM it looks like it switches back to CR9’s after the holidays for the rest of 2021. This December might be my last time on a DC-9 derivative. :( DL pulled the 717 flying from DTW in May...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100775

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Here's a summary of where we are at with the narrowbody fleet. I've tried to keep the commentary line factual. Opinion/Speculation as that. Feel free to add in detail around what is known and/or speculation. B717: YE2019: 91 Current: 47 in-service, 44 in temp storage; Commentary: With the exception...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4947

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

Also, the white teenager didn't "execute" anyone. He shot a convicted child molester who was sprinting full-bore at him and throwing things. I'm sorry Mods if this is going off topic but this is a statement that has to be addressed. I just searched both the AZ, WI (the two states mentione...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 105133

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/transportation/2020/08/29/indianapolis-flights-memphis-begin-nonstop-october-1/5663382002/ Mods please change title to confirmed, and *restart* as Delta already served IND-MEM in the past Yeah its showing up when you try to book flights now. But it’s listed...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 105133

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
DL has a freight hub in IND?


Fedex has a secondary hub there

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 12321

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

There actually was a DC-10 Twin project, but it was never approved by McDonnell Douglas leadership: https://www.flightglobal.com/clipped-wings/64577.article#:~:text=The%20DC%2D10%20Twin%20had,in%2Dservice%20target%20of%201975.&text=Although%20the%20DC%2D10%20became,business%20in%20the%20late%20...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18799

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://twitter.com/flymemphis/status/1 ... 74339?s=21
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The airport’s twitter account just posted new pictures from inside the renovated B-Terminal. Its looking pretty good so far!

https://twitter.com/flymemphis/status/1 ... 74339?s=21

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2274
Views: 308733

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Trust that this won't be considered political, but for the first time in two months, total number of COVID cases drops below 35,000. This virus is in full retreat and should be treated that way by the flying public... Wishing it to stay doesn't change the rapidly shrinking numbers. https://www.upi....

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2274
Views: 308733

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Trust that this won't be considered political, but for the first time in two months, total number of COVID cases drops below 35,000. This virus is in full retreat and should be treated that way by the flying public... Wishing it to stay doesn't change the rapidly shrinking numbers. https://www.upi....

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26525

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Just curious, why does a single engine approach require a reduced flap setting? It doesn't. Our 767's can autoland with flaps 25 or 30 with one engine inoperative, or land manually with one engine inoperative with flaps 20. I agree though, that if it were me, I'd hand fly this landing with both eng...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26525

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

I am in awe of the skill and nerve of the pilots. Bravo! Notice the hard right rudder deflection. I'll bet they shut down the left engine on approach. Outstanding job, things like this are why they spend so much time in the sims. I can almost guarantee you they didn’t shut down the left engine For ...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13423

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Meh, not condoning it but Dad pulled this stunt under the 'New Bridge" in Memphis back in 80's in his crop duster A few were giving the heads up to watch and never got caught. Be's been gone over 20 years but he made some memories. Never heard about that. Would have loved to see it though. My ...

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by BowlingShoeDC9
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13423

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Meh, not condoning it but Dad pulled this stunt under the 'New Bridge" in Memphis back in 80's in his crop duster A few were giving the heads up to watch and never got caught. Be's been gone over 20 years but he made some memories. Never heard about that. Would have loved to see it though. My ...

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