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by N965UW
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 28
Views: 871

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

My list is quite simple compared to others:

North America:

USA (home)
Canada (flown over)

Europe:

France
Belgium
Luxembourg (biked and railroaded across the entire country in a matter of hours)
Germany
UK (flown over)

I'll also include flying over the international waters of the North Atlantic

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2303

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Just today I upgraded my router from a decade-old model to a newer one. Instantly went from about 7 mbps to peaking around 85-ish. Earlier this week I was getting a whopping 1.5 mbps before a network reset. It pays to keep your equipment up to date.

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by N965UW
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU "Electric" aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: APU "Electric" aircraft

As GalaxyFlyer says, a present-day APU would not provide enough power. But this could conceivably work with a purpose-built "APU" or auxiliary engine that's designed to efficiently provide large amounts of electrical power. If the weight of that engine plus fuel and electric motors isn't t...

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by N965UW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1247

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

Too many to have just one, so I like to divide my favorites into categories: Light GA: so many to choose from, but narrows down to Cessna 172 and 182 Turboprop: Dash 8 Bizjet: can't decide between Citation Excel, Global Express, and Gulfstream IV RJ: CRJ-700 Narrowbody: A320 (also gets best-sounding...

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by N965UW
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 12541

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Surprised that the 737-600 hasn't been mentioned yet. It ended up competing against the larger CRJs and E-Jets but lost out due to its higher operating costs. Airbus did the same thing with the A318. Turns out you don't need a heavier 737 or A320-based airframe to haul around 100 passengers. I'm sur...

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3630

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

the Ukraine the Ukraine It is just "Ukraine". No "the". The Ukraine is a term the Russians in particular came up with, that signifies that Ukraine is just a part of Russia, as opposed to an independent country. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/05/ukraine-name-insult-war-russia-...

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

The E190 and 195 can get rough in the back for the same reasons as above (longer fuselage). The E-Jet series is also prone to fishtailing.

Without knowing this, my buddy who has a fear of flying once booked a seat in the back of a 190 from BOS to DCA. They hit turbulence and it wasn't a good time.

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 113
Views: 30884

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

N757AF sitting dormant on Signature's ramp at SWF. While N757AF was initially parked at Signature upon arrival at SWF, these sources suggest that it's now parked in the easternmost corner of the FedEx ramp. Signature probably wanted nothing to do with a dormant, controversial airplane, and it's rea...

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 3867

Re: Why not wider runways?

It's worth repeating this joke here: A plane lands with maximum brakes and screeches to a halt with just feet to spare. With a sigh of relief, the captain says that was the shortest landing he's ever done. The first officer looks out the window and says "this runway is really short, but it sure...

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by N965UW
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 3553

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

I'm also not the biggest fan of AA's current livery, but I don't completely hate it, either. The tail does say 'American' quite loudly, so in that regard it gets the job done, but it's still odd to me because they don't use that design element in any of their other branding materials. It's ONLY on ...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?

Airports have standing NOTAMs/remarks that will list things such as maximum wingspan, surface weight bearing capacity, whether air carrier aircraft are allowed, and other limitations. airnav.com is a good site for this. There's also the more unscientific method of looking at FlightAware and seeing w...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Discussed here many times.


Three threads down from here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1458407

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by N965UW
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 148
Views: 17564

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

We could look to Atlas Air as a possible case study. 5Y is the other 121 airline headquartered in New York (Westchester). It leases space from Morgan Stanley (which itself uses the building as a satellite office). While upper management and most professional jobs remain in NY, Atlas has been increas...

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 76053

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

BDL and HPN are where my money is. HPN would be an interesting choice. Neeleman would be going directly up against B6, which is the largest airline there. With lowered traffic levels it may not be a problem, but HPN has a limit on how many passengers can go through the terminal per half hour (240)....

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by N965UW
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 3789

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

https://twitter.com/ohareaviation/statu ... 04546?s=20
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As luck would have it, just saw this today on Twitter. A UA A319 holding the nosewheel while landing at ORD: https://twitter.com/ohareaviation/statu ... 04546?s=20

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by N965UW
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 3553

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

Delta is due for a refresh. The current design as a whole looks modern enough, but the small "Delta" titles on the front look so 2010-ish (especially on the Airbuses). I'd like to see them use block titles on the existing livery. Delta Connection won't have to be modified at all since bloc...

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 38
Views: 7856

Re: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik

Or used A330s. I can't imagine how they can use 359 range and size profitably out of those markets. I think the aircraft choice is one of the least suspect thing about their business plan and how it will be profitable. Completely agree, used A330’s or 787’s in a 3 class configuration would be a bet...

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by N965UW
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time. The so...

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by N965UW
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4520

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

Probably the airline didn’t install the fuel vent sound reduction device. Fuel vents! Interesting. It seems that every US-based airline's 320's make the "UFO" noise. https://www.oharenoise.org/noise-management/technical-committee/presentations/910-a320-whistle-presentation-april-14-2020/f...

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 31
Views: 2120

Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

Inspired by the Airports you visited but not flown to thread, what aircraft have you been aboard on the ground but haven't flown on?

I'll start:

Boeing 747-400F
C-17 Globemaster III
Cessna 162 Skycatcher
Concorde
Sikorsky S-76
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 39
Views: 2203

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Back when I worked for a cargo airline, I got a tour of a company aircraft on the ramp at JFK I used to spent a good amount of time at POU (Poughkeepsie, NY) and was a regular at the annual airport open house I've attended the New York International Airshow at SWF Visiting the Udvar-Hazy Center put ...

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why did you fall in love with aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 3372

Re: Why did you fall in love with aviation?

For me it goes back to when I was very young. I had an interest in every form of transportation (cars & trucks, trains, ships, and spacecraft). When I got to airplanes, it ended up sticking. When my uncle used to fly in to visit the family, I would often go with my parents to pick him up at the ...

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Track Past Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Track Past Flights

Look up your flight here: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/ It'll take a bit of searching through spreadsheets and data, but it goes back a few decades. It only works for U.S. domestic airline flights, so if you're looking for international there are other threads where people have discussed res...

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by N965UW
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 41
Views: 6285

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

737maxxx wrote:
Has anyone ever landed on 28 with an airliner before?


I have in FSX many times going directly over the hills, and let's just say the approach wasn't pretty :lol:

Awesome job making the landing in real life!

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots Dropped Off At Passenger Terminal
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: Cargo Pilots Dropped Off At Passenger Terminal

Last year on Flightradar24 I noticed an Atlas 748F sitting at the pax terminal at HNL. I figured that since HA had parked many of its A332s, the gate space was open and the cargo guys decided "why not?"

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Atlas Air the new Flying Tiger Line?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Is Atlas Air the new Flying Tiger Line?

Entirely different business models. Flying Tigers was a global scheduled airline. Atlas Air is a leasing company offering its services and flying on behalf of others (Amazon, Cathat, DHL, NCA, Qantas, UPS) etc and also offering charters to customers globally. Don´t Flying Tigers and Atlas Air both ...

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 326
Views: 66766

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

To the best of my knowledge Boeing has available parts to make another 3 B748F that they do not have customers for (UPS recently turned down buying those). If there was that much demand for it then those 3 aircraft would already have been sold. Update from 6 months later: Atlas has taken these, plu...

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by N965UW
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Airliners.net Quotes
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Humorous Airliners.net Quotes

Honored to have made the list. I try my best :D Another gem from the UA328 thread: [Meaning to say "boroscope"]: "Why would anyone horoscope a fan blade?" "Horoscope a blade? "Ahh, yes, this blade is a Cancer... based on the celestial bodies, it's going to have a really...

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by N965UW
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107347

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Commentary on Fox News a little while ago: the engine failure happened at "13,000 miles above the ground." United 328 Heavy, cleared for translunar injection :lol: In all seriousness, glad everyone's safe and a big round of applause to the crew. The engine staying on wing while jumping aro...

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by N965UW
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have you ever had a "Tensed Situation" during your flight ? How did you deal with it ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11485

Re: Have you ever had a "Tensed Situation" during your flight ? How did you deal with it ?

Flying a C210 from KAUS to KDWH when just after raising the gear the right door opened with my now very shaken wife screaming. She thought she was going to be sucked right out of the plane though I attempted to reassure her that wasn't happening, just keep your seatbelt tight I told her. Thankfully...

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by N965UW
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 8896

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

BA has flown its last A318 G-EUNA from Madrid to the Netherlands today - Febr. 17, 2021 - for dismantling at AELS: - BA9279 MAD-ENS A318 G-EUNA G-EUNA Airbus A318-100 seating C32 delivered Aug 2009 stored Mar 2020 flown to be dismantled at ENS Febr. 2021 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/b...

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by N965UW
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus lights question
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: Airbus lights question

So as long as the landing gear is compressed the logo light should stay on. However I don't know what will happen after takeoff when landing gear is not compressed anymore. In A320 logo light stays on until slats are retracted however A330 FCOM doesn't mention that slats position would affect logo ...

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by N965UW
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus lights question
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Airbus lights question

I understand how the Airbus family has a combined "NAV/LOGO" switch that operates both the nav and logo lights. On the A320 (day or night), the logo lights come on when the landing gear is compressed (i.e. on the ground) and when the slats are extended. But looking at the A330/A340 FCOM, i...

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 148
Views: 34193

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

It’s all pretty strange. If I had a “45 degree roll” to the left on takeoff, I would probably glance out at that wingtip, which is visible from the cockpit. That damage would be hard to miss. I would like to know what caused this, too. I definitely have suspicions, but the information needs to come...

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29206

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

I sort of read that as more of a stay of execution, rather than a clemency/full pardon.... From: https://www.ocregister.com/2021/01/23/oc-nixes-prohibition-on-commuter-jet-operations-at-john-wayne-airport/ “It isn’t worth us spending any more tax dollars trying to defend.” It looks pretty clear tha...

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by N965UW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 7519

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

As a musician I have quite a long, non-exhaustive list (with lots of trumpet bias since that's what I play): Trauermarsch , Symphony No. 5 - Gustav Mahler Various pieces from the many Star Wars soundtracks (that list would be LONG) Nearly anything performed by Josh Groban Children of Sanchez - Chuck...

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by N965UW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29206

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Although they can stay, I would imagine this would discourage them from trying to add other routes / frequencies. On the contrary. A Federal Judge told SNA to step back. JSX can do what they want now that Federal preemption is clarified. I sort of read that as more of a stay of execution, rather th...

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by N965UW
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just found this fascinating history blog on WW2 surplus goods
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Just found this fascinating history blog on WW2 surplus goods

The War in Donbass has also seen a lot of WWII equipment. M1891/30s, PPSh-41s, PTRD and PTRS-41s, DP machine guns, and much more. T-34/85s and SU-100s have been used in Yemen as late as 2015. Seven decades later and these things are still going.

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by N965UW
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?
Replies: 17
Views: 5692

Re: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?

Slightly off topic but has anyone noticed that the A320 in MSFS2020 does not reach full power on a TOGA setting since the 22nd December update? I am sure I am not imagining it but it seems more sluggish. FSX has the same problem. Must've carried over to FS2020. The "TOGA" switch seems to ...

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by N965UW
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3178

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

To be fair the new livery does look modern, but the elimination of the yellow makes it devoid of character. There was nothing wrong with the yellow, and it made the tail stand out. Now, especially from a distance, you have to do a double take to make sure you're not confusing it with FedEx or some n...

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: Upgrading to a new type in the same airline

Trimeresurus wrote:
For example, going from a MD-80 to an A350(I know no airline operates both in real life, but it's a fictional scenario).


Delta did until COVID hit. Maybe some of our DL guys can shed light on whether any of their MD-80/90 crews have moved to the A350.

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First One to Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: First One to Fall

Yawn..... there's been endless discussion on here in the last few months saying that AA is in desperate trouble and will go bankrupt tomorrow, while DL will attain the status of a saint and thus live forever If that happens, we all know what the first thread will be: "Will DL Buy AA's Used Pla...

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 50
Views: 9921

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

The reality is it would probably be cheaper for any museum in a Germany wanting a 797 to grab one ones still flying for next to nothing and fly it to its destination. They must have special powers to acquire an aircraft that hasn't been built yet. Sorry I had to :lol: Jokes aside, hopefully the par...

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by N965UW
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 225
Views: 29425

Re: American A330s Storage?

lightsaber wrote:
Other than mergers (NW, Western), when has Delta bought a used widebody? I am unable to recall a time.


Delta acquired some Gulf Air 763s in the late 90s

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by N965UW
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 225
Views: 29425

Re: American A330s Storage?

I would rule out the -200 since they're RR-powered. The -300s on the other hand... they may have a chance, but the MTOW may be a factor. DL's newer builds are 242t models. If DL were ever looking to take on used 330s (not saying they will), I don't think the MTOW would be a deal breaker. They only ...

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by N965UW
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Queen of the Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: New Queen of the Skies

We could call the 77W or 779 the Queen Consort of the Skies, but unlike the 747 she does not reign in her own right

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by N965UW
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA/CRJ Grounding?
Replies: 47
Views: 6975

Re: PSA/CRJ Grounding?

Flightradar24 is currently showing only a handful of PSA birds in the air, most of which departed over an hour ago, although JIA5571 just departed from GNV less than 10 minutes ago. It appears to be business as usual with the other North American CRJ operators, so this looks to be a PSA thing. Do yo...

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by N965UW
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wet shaving tips
Replies: 40
Views: 2357

Re: Wet shaving tips

Hardest part of using a safety razor is getting the hair on the jawbones in my opinion. Don't know what that exact area is called, but right there where your cheeks end your chin starts. Neither the modern cartridge razors nor the old straight razors have a problem with this. Always thought the sam...

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