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by N965UW
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft

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...

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civil Air Patrol 80th Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Civil Air Patrol 80th Anniversary

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...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2802
Views: 398636

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

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, ...

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by N965UW
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A319's noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Delta A319's

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...

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by N965UW
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 13568

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 422
Views: 26195

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Parked 757's
Replies: 47
Views: 9747

Re: United Airlines Parked 757's

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...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5470

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

At first I read this thread title as "line up and wait at the drive thru" :rotfl:

Next time I'm at a drive thru I might ask for direct to the second window on initial contact with the order taker

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by N965UW
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2382

Re: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?

A332, CRJ7, E190, and pretty much any high-wing Cessna

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by N965UW
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 210
Views: 56178

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

https://www.atlasairworldwide.com/2021/ ... iaKNQ4gPo8
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Anybody know why Atlas retired N464MC? Seems odd given their recent acquisition of the former VS birds.

https://www.atlasairworldwide.com/2021/ ... iaKNQ4gPo8

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by N965UW
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's new service from Stewart Airport as of 10/25
Replies: 18
Views: 3203

Re: Frontier's new service from Stewart Airport as of 10/25

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, ...

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by N965UW
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 65
Views: 10878

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

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...

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by N965UW
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

By type:

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
Transport: C-47
Utility/liaison: L-4

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

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by N965UW
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320

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...

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by N965UW
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: EasyJet A321 flew out-of-balance after seated for A320

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/wizz-a3 ... on-mishap/
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ikolkyo wrote:
Didn't this happen awhile ago? I can't find the thread about it.


Yeah, it was Wizz Air UK last year.

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/wizz-a3 ... on-mishap/

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by N965UW
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 95
Views: 5644

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Pretty sure I've had a package on one :D

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by N965UW
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 422
Views: 26195

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by N965UW
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MX Systems in 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: MX Systems in 2021

GTI also uses TRAX

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by N965UW
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 3125

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccq30minme8


I was going to, but it's already been covered in reply #3:

T18 wrote:
Ken Dravis - Go Around
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Boeing757100 wrote:
How come no one mentioned the song on Youtube "You can always go around"?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccq30minme8


I was going to, but it's already been covered in reply #3:

T18 wrote:
Ken Dravis - Go Around

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by N965UW
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Flying to Monsey/Spring valley

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...

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by N965UW
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2316

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

757-200 followed by any version of the 747

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by N965UW
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 21
Views: 905

CRJ - Whose have you flown?

We have threads for 3 of the 4 big manufacturers so let's include Bombardier too (yeah yeah, I know about Canadair and Mitsubishi)

So far I've only been on the -700 with AA (legacy AE -701ERs operated by PSA)

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by N965UW
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Re: Gulfstream launches G400 and G800

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?


Similar with the G400 vs. G450. Those who aren't enthusiasts like us might think the 450 (launched in 2004) is more modern than the brand new 400.

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by N965UW
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT
Replies: 40
Views: 5540

Re: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N11 ... /KIAD/KSWF
https://www.flightradar24.com/UCA3263/296063f6
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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
https://www.flightradar24.com/UCA3263/296063f6

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by N965UW
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: Landing lights question

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...

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by N965UW
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1058

Re: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embraers - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 26
Views: 1089

Re: Embraers - Whose have you flown?

E190 (US Airways)

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by N965UW
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 68
Views: 4879

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

So far I've only flown on AA's -200s. They're really nice and relatively young airplanes. What a shame that they were retired.

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by N965UW
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135R USAF Tanker circling NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: KC-135R USAF Tanker circling NYC

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?

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 ...

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by N965UW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1974

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

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 ...

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by N965UW
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

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 ...

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by N965UW
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports have terrority with two state or country
Replies: 28
Views: 1673

Re: Airports have terrority with two state or country

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...

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by N965UW
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2891

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

Noshow wrote:
The C-17 will. And the DC-3.


The DC-3 will outlive us all :D

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by N965UW
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3005

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

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...

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by N965UW
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3005

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

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...

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by N965UW
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite regional aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 2274

Re: Favorite regional aircraft?

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.

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by N965UW
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best jetliner for hot and high airports?
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Re: Best jetliner for hot and high airports?

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...

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by N965UW
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…
Replies: 23
Views: 7852

Re: ATC @ EWR have evacuated the tower…

FFT122 just landed and DLH489 departed off 4L. Both operating out of Terminal B.

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by N965UW
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1639

Re: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?

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...

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by N965UW
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2409

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

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 ...

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by N965UW
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1639

Re: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?

My personal favorite is OH-WTF on a Cessna 182Q.

Boeing757100 wrote:
N666DL or N666US


It's interesting that neither N666DN nor N666UA have a row 13.

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by N965UW
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crj550
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Re: Crj550

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...

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by N965UW
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your expectations versus reality on your first flight experience [s]?
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Your expectations versus reality on your first flight experience [s]?

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.

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by N965UW
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 3125

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

How could we possibly forget about Danger Zone?

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by N965UW
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2990

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

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...

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by N965UW
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2131

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

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...

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by N965UW
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3209

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Upper level winds have carried the smoke across the country. Very hazy in NY today. Interesting to see KJFK METAR reading "FU BKN300" right now.

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