We also have to remember that large RJs also serve the purpose of increasing frequencies between hubs and larger markets. It's not all about connecting smaller cities. If there would be a future shift towards capacity with reduced frequency then RJ days might be numbered. Otherwise, 70-76 seaters wi...Jump to post
This could fit under Civil or Military, so mods feel free to move as needed. Civil Air Patrol, the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, turns 80 today. On December 1, 1941 Fiorello LaGuardia signed the order creating CAP, and the rest is history. CAP went on to serve during World War II, search...Jump to post
As of today, Southern Air is no more as Atlas/Southern SOC is completed. It is now just Atlas Sir. The end of an era. I'm curious as to whether Atlas will keep "Southern Air" painted on the side of the 777s, or knowing Atlas, if they'll just keep them the way they are. Speaking of Atlas, ...Jump to post
https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/airbus-a320-family-whistling-sound-new-thread/557165 Good discussion of it here. I think this is likely what you’re hearing Bingo, this is the sound people most often talk about. Delta's A319s and A320s (inherited from Northwest) make this sound since they hav...Jump to post
Had fond memories of the US Shuttle. Sad to see it come to an end. AA used to run a lot of E175s between LGA and DCA, but now it's all near-hourly A319. That suggests to me that they aren't having problems with demand. We have no indication yet if they'll be reducing frequencies, but the extra admin...Jump to post
Quick question about HPN's history. I have a recollection from several years ago of Continental operating a scheduled service to EWR. It seemed to be an afternoon rotation timed for passengers connecting with their international flights. Does anybody else have memories of that? It also got me wonde...Jump to post
Actually... N592-N598UA are all younger than the oldest ex-CO 757 still flying. (591 would've fallen under this category as well, had it not been destroyed in 9/11...) 591 first flew in 1996, and the rest were delivered between 1996-1999. Compare this to CO's fleet which were delivered between 1994...Jump to post
According to Planespotters, there are only 98 still flying. Why would they choose to develop a conversion like that for an old ac like the 146/RJ and not the CRJ? My guess is they'll need at least four electric motors and the 146 offers four engine pylons vs. the CRJ's two. I'd be surprised if this...Jump to post
A332, CRJ7, E190, and pretty much any high-wing CessnaJump to post
Anybody know why Atlas retired N464MC? Seems odd given their recent acquisition of the former VS birds.
https://www.atlasairworldwide.com/2021/ ... iaKNQ4gPo8
Be interesting to see how this plays out. I'm sure they did their homework, but so did other airlines that tried to make SWF work. Even legacies. Conventional wisdom would say that it would be a home run. What is it about the SWF curse that causes 99% to fail? Purely anecdotal from what I've seen, ...Jump to post
Not a fan. A miniature version of what's on the tail MIGHT look better (similar to Delta's A350s), but putting logos in too many places is not appealing IMO. They won't get the free advertising on the LUS A32x or their entire widebody fleet since they don't have winglets. In a way the existing paint...Jump to post
Since POU (Poughkeepsie, NY) lost airline service, many businesses have moved into the terminal, including a cafe, a math and reading tutoring service, a massage therapist, a law office, and a county sheriff's substation. I believe there is also an FBO/flight school. It's interesting because the bui...Jump to post
Ground attack: IL-2
Fighter: tie between the P-51, Yak-3, Yak-9, and MiG-3
Bomber: B-17 with B-25 very close behind
I've had the pleasure of seeing airworthy B-17, B-25, C-47, L-4, and P-51 in person, along with the P-47 and TBM Avenger
This very similar incident happened last year: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f5a0251d3bf7f7238f22fd2/Airbus_A321-231_G-WUKG_10-20.pdf In this incident the loading issue was noticed by the crew during takeoff as the aircraft couldn't be rotated until almost maximum back stick and T...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Didn't this happen awhile ago? I can't find the thread about it.
Not to throw the discussion off, but I was a little surprised to see, IF I recalled the airline correctly, a Sun Country flight leaving HPN at 2:40 AM a few days ago - given all the hooplah about noise, and the politics surrounding the airport and noise. This could get political real fast, so I'm g...Jump to post
T18 wrote:Ken Dravis - Go Around
Boeing757100 wrote:How come no one mentioned the song on Youtube "You can always go around"?
T18 wrote:Jump to postKen Dravis - Go Around
HPN is convenient but the drive to/from the airport can get lengthy. I-287 westbound across the bridge almost always backs up from the afternoon into the early evening. Same thing going back east until late morning. AA's current arrival and departure times from DCA avoid the worst of it so you shoul...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:Gosh G800 is a bit of a misleading name for their jet. I thought it would be longer than the 700. Does anyone really need 8,000nm?
CommutAir flew an E145XR into SWF from IAD today as UCA3262. Now heading back to IAD as UCA3263. It doesn't appear to be United service. Charter? Maintenance test flight?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N11 ... /KIAD/KSWF
Was there noise or vibration with the lights on, or did things get smoother after they were turned off? The A320 series' folding landing lights stick out into the airflow and can produce noticeable effects above 250 knots. I think they also have a small fuel burn penalty. If not, then you may have b...Jump to post
Out of the three largest airlines by fleet size, AA is currently closest to 1,000 (894) with no large scale retirements scheduled. With 184 aircraft on order minus 27 older 738s being parked, in theory they will stand at 1,051. UA stands at 847 with some retirements on the horizon (40 752s and older...Jump to post
Someone busted the TFR for the UN General Assembly today: https://www.foxnews.com/us/f16-nyc-restricted-airspace-un-general-assembly Surely enough, I was in White Plains (north of NYC) at the time and heard a fast jet fly overhead towards the Hudson River. Fighter was probably being supported by the...Jump to post
My smoothest so far is the A330 (specifically the -200). The 330 also lands very smooth. On my first 330 landing I didn't realize we touched down until seeing the spoilers deploy. To contrast, my roughest is the CRJ-700. That thing is like an old school bus with jet engines attached. Had me pressed ...Jump to post
John Williams goes without saying. Nobody will be able to truly replace him. I'm not sure if there are any modern orchestral composers on the level of Bach, Mozart, etc. Real orchestral music has always been geared toward the "elite," and has become somewhat of a niche genre for those who ...Jump to post
Plenty of Lufthansa aircraft still flying around with the crane inside of the yellow circle. It's been updated a bit since the original 1970s design but it's still similar enough. If the military world counts, the USAF livery hasn't changed much. Many Russian Air Force aircraft still have red stars ...Jump to post
Westchester County Airport (KHPN) located in New York touches the border with Connecticut. It presents problems because CT refuses to trim trees on the approach to runway 29, and some aircraft have brushed those trees while landing. Some people speculate that the code "HPN" stands for thre...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:The C-17 will. And the DC-3.
Were there CAP planes airborne? Every flight for the following 3-4 days needed at WAPTL number from NORAD and they weren’t just handed out, even military had to justify flying to them. Yes. The first flight went up on 9/12, 20 years ago today. They had authority to fly, but it wasn't clearly commun...Jump to post
It was my first day of preschool. After getting home and seeing it on TV I innocently asked my parents, "why do they keep showing the plane hitting the building?" We lost a neighbor in the WTC. For another family friend, it was her first day on the job as an NYPD officer. After the NYC Sep...Jump to post
I'm a CRJ-700 fan. Not too big, not too small. Sounds great during takeoff. Can be boarded without having to worry about jetbridges or external stairs. Has great field performance. Fixed a lot of the -200's problems. I also love the E190, but it blurs the line between small mainline jet and large RJ.Jump to post
Waiting for somebody to say that Boeing should restart the 757 production line... OK... (ahem, harumph, hr'm) "Boeing should restart the 757 production line!" :duck: /someone had to... *Sarcasm font* We need to go a step further... Boeing should slap the GEnX on it and create a 757neo! Be...Jump to post
The aircraft registration has nothing to do with a missing row 13. Americans just seem to loathe the idea of 13 - many office buildings in the USA have the 14th floor being the next floor above the 12th floor according to buttons in the elevator Yeah I was making the point that row 13 is avoided bu...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzhdxSsoT0g At around 1:35 it explains how the process should be described as a "burn" rather than a "bang" since there are no explosions happening. The heat generated by this burning causes the gas to expand and drive the turbine section. This is ...Jump to post
How is the crj 550 doing on sales and on the routes? UA seems to like them. On the fleet thread it's been discussed how they intend to eliminate single-class RJs at EWR entirely, and the 550 will play a large role in replacing existing 50-seat capacity there. I can't imagine the CASM being too good...Jump to post
Not really an expectation, but before my first flight I had no idea that jet engines make a buzzsaw sound during takeoff. Sitting ahead of the engines on my first flight, I immediately fell in love with that sound.Jump to post
It's not just the news, but people's commentary on the news. Comment/reply sections on Facebook, Twitter, etc. are more often than not places where people fight and spew misinformed nonsense. These people take already inflammatory headlines and overreact to them. People also just like to complain, e...Jump to post
Some airports board CRJs with a mobile ramp that fits over the door's integrated stairs. Less steep (good for wheelchairs and the less physically able) but you feel much higher up off the ground. Having experienced both, I prefer to just climb more quickly up the integrated door stairs. I once visit...Jump to post