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by N965UW
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?

My guess would be its heading to china for the required repairs/retrofit for the PW powered 777's Why wouldn't an empty 777-200ER be able to fly nonstop from ROW to China? If United mx needs to look at it before going in for the PW fixes wouldn't SFO make more sense? My guess is they're taking on c...

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by N965UW
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1831

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

maps4ltd wrote:
First time I saw an E170 I thought it was a 737 variant.


I've done the opposite. I once mistook a 737-700 for an E170 :bitelip:

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by N965UW
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1831

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

The first time I saw a CRJ up close I thought it was a 727. I guess the T-tails are close enough :laughing:

Despite having the word "autopilot" in my vocabulary, for some reason I thought that all planes were hand flown for the entire flight, including airliners

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

I had a suspicion it would be a time zone issue. Thanks!

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s
Replies: 38
Views: 7692

Re: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s

Would love to see these in the standard Atlas livery as depicted in their news release instead of just the plain white/yellow DHL paint. Beyond that, I smell a 777-300ERSF order at some point down the line (even if many years from now).

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

I see this when browsing the site on my phone. My mobile browser will display "moments ago" for a post made hours ago, and earlier posts are given an incorrect timestamp (for example, 12 AM when the post was actually made at 8 PM). Timestamps are accurate when viewing on a laptop or deskto...

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by N965UW
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short taxi time at Charlotte.
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Re: Short taxi time at Charlotte.

Every time I've been to CLT my taxi times have been quite short. Granted I've only been there twice on four flights, but this was in the summer of 2019 when traffic was strong. Taxiing to/from 18L/36R from Concourse D/E was very quick. ATC kept the line to 18C moving nicely. I'd imagine the worst ta...

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by N965UW
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

OK. consensus seems to be that it'd need to be a freighter with a very specific long distance mission from airports with plenty of ramp space where it could possibly make sense. Thanks. Correct. For true long haul freighters like the 747 or the 777, efficiency matters a lot more and acquisition cos...

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by N965UW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

Yes, it's partly the reason why airlines like 5X and FX love the MD-11. Its payload capacity approaches that of the 777 while taking up not much more ramp space than a 767. The inverse is why the A330 never really caught on with them, because it can't carry more payload despite its longer wingspan. ...

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

I see a lot of funny things on FR24 like this. We have a C172 around here with its tail number ending in "AA," so it shows up as an American 727. An SR22 shares its reg with an old 747-300. A helicopter ending in SW shows up as a WN 733. A few months ago there was a "GLF4" flying...

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by N965UW
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner types under threat of extinction
Replies: 28
Views: 3201

Re: Airliner types under threat of extinction

Lots of talk about the 737 Classic, but only a handful of 737-600 are still flying as well. The 737-900 non-ER is also rare in the grand scheme of things.

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by N965UW
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

In regards to LGA, there's no pre-clearance in LCY nor will there ever be for this one route, and LGA will not be accepting international flights, let alone the perimeter rule and slot constraints at that airport. There's not preclearance at LCY but there is at SNN, where the flight used to stop. C...

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by N965UW
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 1852

Re: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?

American bare metal
Continental/United globe
Lufthansa (1988-2018)
United Battleship Gray
US Airways final livery

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by N965UW
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 83
Views: 15267

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

https://www.instagram.com/red_p51/?hl=en) of N946NN with the logo on the winglets. This suggests that even with the feedback about how bad the proportions are, AA still thinks this is a good idea and is going ahead with it.
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Just saw a post on this Instagram user's page (https://www.instagram.com/red_p51/?hl=en) of N946NN with the logo on the winglets. This suggests that even with the feedback about how bad the proportions are, AA still thinks this is a good idea and is going ahead with it.

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?

I'll probably get dragged for this but I'm a fan of American's current livery (except for the ridiculously proportioned winglets on N306NY). It looks good on all of their aircraft, from RJs to heavies. Best cargo livery goes to Atlas Air. Despite the current livery being over 20 years old it looks m...

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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: 941

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: 4
Views: 927

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: 3033
Views: 437520

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: 9
Views: 3125

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: 13881

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: 552
Views: 33308

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: 9905

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: 5602

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: 67
Views: 3601

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: 2637

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: 214
Views: 59534

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: 3284

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: 83
Views: 15267

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: 2056

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: 2209

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: 2784

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: 2784

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: 102
Views: 7032

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: 552
Views: 33308

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: 1012

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: 62
Views: 4147

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: 936

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: 2419

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: 966

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: 3389

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: 5647

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: 2121

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: 1092

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: 31
Views: 1527

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: 5071

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: 1283

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: 1305

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: 2087

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: 14609

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: 1732

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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