maps4ltd wrote:First time I saw an E170 I thought it was a 737 variant.
The first time I saw a CRJ up close I thought it was a 727. I guess the T-tails are close enough
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
American bare metal
United Battleship Gray
US Airways final livery
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
We also have to remember that large RJs also serve the purpose of increasing frequencies between hubs and larger markets. It's not all about connecting smaller cities. If there would be a future shift towards capacity with reduced frequency then RJ days might be numbered. Otherwise, 70-76 seaters wi...Jump to post
This could fit under Civil or Military, so mods feel free to move as needed. Civil Air Patrol, the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, turns 80 today. On December 1, 1941 Fiorello LaGuardia signed the order creating CAP, and the rest is history. CAP went on to serve during World War II, search...Jump to post
As of today, Southern Air is no more as Atlas/Southern SOC is completed. It is now just Atlas Sir. The end of an era. I'm curious as to whether Atlas will keep "Southern Air" painted on the side of the 777s, or knowing Atlas, if they'll just keep them the way they are. Speaking of Atlas, ...Jump to post
https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/airbus-a320-family-whistling-sound-new-thread/557165 Good discussion of it here. I think this is likely what you’re hearing Bingo, this is the sound people most often talk about. Delta's A319s and A320s (inherited from Northwest) make this sound since they hav...Jump to post
Had fond memories of the US Shuttle. Sad to see it come to an end. AA used to run a lot of E175s between LGA and DCA, but now it's all near-hourly A319. That suggests to me that they aren't having problems with demand. We have no indication yet if they'll be reducing frequencies, but the extra admin...Jump to post
Quick question about HPN's history. I have a recollection from several years ago of Continental operating a scheduled service to EWR. It seemed to be an afternoon rotation timed for passengers connecting with their international flights. Does anybody else have memories of that? It also got me wonde...Jump to post
Actually... N592-N598UA are all younger than the oldest ex-CO 757 still flying. (591 would've fallen under this category as well, had it not been destroyed in 9/11...) 591 first flew in 1996, and the rest were delivered between 1996-1999. Compare this to CO's fleet which were delivered between 1994...Jump to post
According to Planespotters, there are only 98 still flying. Why would they choose to develop a conversion like that for an old ac like the 146/RJ and not the CRJ? My guess is they'll need at least four electric motors and the 146 offers four engine pylons vs. the CRJ's two. I'd be surprised if this...Jump to post
A332, CRJ7, E190, and pretty much any high-wing CessnaJump to post
Anybody know why Atlas retired N464MC? Seems odd given their recent acquisition of the former VS birds.
https://www.atlasairworldwide.com/2021/ ... iaKNQ4gPo8
Be interesting to see how this plays out. I'm sure they did their homework, but so did other airlines that tried to make SWF work. Even legacies. Conventional wisdom would say that it would be a home run. What is it about the SWF curse that causes 99% to fail? Purely anecdotal from what I've seen, ...Jump to post
Not a fan. A miniature version of what's on the tail MIGHT look better (similar to Delta's A350s), but putting logos in too many places is not appealing IMO. They won't get the free advertising on the LUS A32x or their entire widebody fleet since they don't have winglets. In a way the existing paint...Jump to post
Since POU (Poughkeepsie, NY) lost airline service, many businesses have moved into the terminal, including a cafe, a math and reading tutoring service, a massage therapist, a law office, and a county sheriff's substation. I believe there is also an FBO/flight school. It's interesting because the bui...Jump to post
Ground attack: IL-2
Fighter: tie between the P-51, Yak-3, Yak-9, and MiG-3
Bomber: B-17 with B-25 very close behind
I've had the pleasure of seeing airworthy B-17, B-25, C-47, L-4, and P-51 in person, along with the P-47 and TBM Avenger
This very similar incident happened last year: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f5a0251d3bf7f7238f22fd2/Airbus_A321-231_G-WUKG_10-20.pdf In this incident the loading issue was noticed by the crew during takeoff as the aircraft couldn't be rotated until almost maximum back stick and T...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Didn't this happen awhile ago? I can't find the thread about it.
Not to throw the discussion off, but I was a little surprised to see, IF I recalled the airline correctly, a Sun Country flight leaving HPN at 2:40 AM a few days ago - given all the hooplah about noise, and the politics surrounding the airport and noise. This could get political real fast, so I'm g...Jump to post
T18 wrote:Ken Dravis - Go Around
Boeing757100 wrote:How come no one mentioned the song on Youtube "You can always go around"?
T18 wrote:Jump to postKen Dravis - Go Around
HPN is convenient but the drive to/from the airport can get lengthy. I-287 westbound across the bridge almost always backs up from the afternoon into the early evening. Same thing going back east until late morning. AA's current arrival and departure times from DCA avoid the worst of it so you shoul...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:Gosh G800 is a bit of a misleading name for their jet. I thought it would be longer than the 700. Does anyone really need 8,000nm?
CommutAir flew an E145XR into SWF from IAD today as UCA3262. Now heading back to IAD as UCA3263. It doesn't appear to be United service. Charter? Maintenance test flight?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N11 ... /KIAD/KSWF
Was there noise or vibration with the lights on, or did things get smoother after they were turned off? The A320 series' folding landing lights stick out into the airflow and can produce noticeable effects above 250 knots. I think they also have a small fuel burn penalty. If not, then you may have b...Jump to post
Out of the three largest airlines by fleet size, AA is currently closest to 1,000 (894) with no large scale retirements scheduled. With 184 aircraft on order minus 27 older 738s being parked, in theory they will stand at 1,051. UA stands at 847 with some retirements on the horizon (40 752s and older...Jump to post
Someone busted the TFR for the UN General Assembly today: https://www.foxnews.com/us/f16-nyc-restricted-airspace-un-general-assembly Surely enough, I was in White Plains (north of NYC) at the time and heard a fast jet fly overhead towards the Hudson River. Fighter was probably being supported by the...Jump to post
My smoothest so far is the A330 (specifically the -200). The 330 also lands very smooth. On my first 330 landing I didn't realize we touched down until seeing the spoilers deploy. To contrast, my roughest is the CRJ-700. That thing is like an old school bus with jet engines attached. Had me pressed ...Jump to post
John Williams goes without saying. Nobody will be able to truly replace him. I'm not sure if there are any modern orchestral composers on the level of Bach, Mozart, etc. Real orchestral music has always been geared toward the "elite," and has become somewhat of a niche genre for those who ...Jump to post
Plenty of Lufthansa aircraft still flying around with the crane inside of the yellow circle. It's been updated a bit since the original 1970s design but it's still similar enough. If the military world counts, the USAF livery hasn't changed much. Many Russian Air Force aircraft still have red stars ...Jump to post
Westchester County Airport (KHPN) located in New York touches the border with Connecticut. It presents problems because CT refuses to trim trees on the approach to runway 29, and some aircraft have brushed those trees while landing. Some people speculate that the code "HPN" stands for thre...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:The C-17 will. And the DC-3.