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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: 1776

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: 20
Views: 1572

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: 1937

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: 1937

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: 79
Views: 3552

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: 145
Views: 18543

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: 759

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: 2677

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: 846

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: 20
Views: 836

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: 19
Views: 628

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: 3187

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: 5366

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: 1885

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: 1002

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: 1030

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: 51
Views: 2472

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: 1192

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: 1207

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: 22
Views: 1128

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: 14158

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: 1629

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: 2773

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: 2837

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: 2837

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: 2232

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: 1938

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: 7775

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: 1570

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: 2346

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: 1570

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: 3312

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: 1147

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: 2677

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: 2921

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: 2052

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: 3138

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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by N965UW
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8285

Re: AA 737's CLT

On the flipside we're seeing lots of LUS A32x flying at LAA hubs such as DFW, ORD, and MIA. AA has done a great job at fleet integration to the point where keeping legacy equipment in legacy hubs doesn't really matter anymore.

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by N965UW
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 18
Views: 3149

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/no- ... s-1.630941

This looks promising
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https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/no- ... s-1.630941

This looks promising

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by N965UW
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?
Replies: 27
Views: 3891

Re: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?

Honestly, and as much as I'd like this to happen, I don't see how Stewart would be transformed overnight into a "NY gateway"...I mean, it's been there for quite a loooong while, and while Norwegian came and went, no other foreign airline has vouched for it... Unless something dramatic (re...

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by N965UW
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

Not related to LCCs, but I've been wondering for the longest time if regional airlines carry cargo. For example, would Delta Cargo load freight on a Connection CRJ or E-Jet if there's space available?

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine noise question
Replies: 22
Views: 3181

Re: Engine noise question

Sounds like you were overflown by an a220 or an a320 going to flaps 1 The A220 makes that "whale" sound which I believe comes from the combustor of the PW GTF engine. The A320neo with PW engines may make that sound too. There was a relatively recent thread on it. Older A320 family aircraf...

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22895

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Per post #25 at https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455931: L/N 1571, 747-8F, Atlas Air (UPS #28 NTU, cancelled after UPS purchase of L/N 1558, Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1572, 747-8F, Atlas Air (Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1573, 747-8F, Atlas Air (Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1574, 747-8F, Atlas A...

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13941

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

seahawk wrote:
Why do you give a freighter a livery? Plain white would do, especially if you do many wetleases.


Several of Kalitta's 744s are white, along with the -4KZFs operated by Atlas

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of flight options at CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Lack of flight options at CLT

Pre-pandemic AA operated CLT-Europe seasonally during the summer with a 1x daily A332 to many cities (BCN, CDG, DUB, FRA, MUC). Anecdotal evidence, but when I flew CLT-CDG-CLT back in 2019 the loads were decent but not completely full. RDU-CDG isn't surprising since there's a good amount of French b...

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Similar downwinds to different airports?
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: Similar downwinds to different airports?

Usually LGA 22 arrivals get the Hudson River while EWR 22L/R arrivals go over northeast NJ. What happened today (or really yesterday now) with "sharing" the arrivals was due to necessity. Storms were over northeast NJ where EWR arrivals would normally be, forcing them further eastward. Som...

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by N965UW
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

Aaron747 wrote:
I suggest watching the 2nd episode of 'Band of Brothers' and tell us how you think it felt to night jump into occupied France.


And then watch the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan to get a glimpse of how horrifying it was to hit the beaches in the first wave.

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 65245

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Could be any of the following: - PW 777s are coming back - Finally cancelling the A350 order - Getting a southeastern hub - Re-hubbing CLE to compete with Breeze in CAK :rotfl: In all seriousness, whatever it is needs to warrant the complete wiping of their Instagram account (but oddly no other soci...

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help Identifying Piper Antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Help Identifying Piper Antennas

You didn't attach an image, but I'll give a written description as best I can. From front to back: the small tube sticking out of the windshield is the OAT (outside air temperature) probe. On the plane's back you have the two large antennas for the comm radios. The two sticking out from the vertical...

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