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by tu144d
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Reading the OP, it doesn't sound as if the agreement was made because they didn't have enough to convict. 'A written agreement by the previous Montgomery County prosecutor, Bruce Castor, said that he would not criminally prosecute Cosby in the Constand case. Castor testified that while he was distr...

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by tu144d
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/court-overturns-bill-cosbys-sex-assault-conviction-bars-further-prosecution.html Stunned. As in so many cases boils down those who can afford significant legal maneuvering and exploitation of technicalities can get away with anything and the belief that due process tr...

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by tu144d
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6232

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

I can only vouch for my B99 and SD330 flying into DCA almost 40 years ago...We flew down the Anacostia a few times but we always landed on RW22. Flying right over the Pentagon on approach to RW15 was commonplace. When I made right seat in the DHC7, we'd land on RW33 to hold short of RW36. Captain's...

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by tu144d
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6232

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

Here's a vid of 15 ops from the pedestrian bridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KtOkQBhu7k DL 757 departing 33 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTW602DuLfA and US Airways 757 landing 33 which I alluded to earlier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLxnGCuwlDs I, myself in the 3 years I've been spott...

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by tu144d
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6232

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

As an aside, for small commuter or GA aircraft it would seem much easier with acceptable winds to use the Anacostia visual to land on 22 when 19 is in use for the big guys so as not to interrupt traffic flow given lower approach speeds and not as demanding a turn for final. What's the deal with RWY ...

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by tu144d
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6232

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

QUESTION....I recall seeing commuter planes take off from Runway 15 (thank you Google Maps!!!)....do planes ever land on runway 33???? Can't recall ever seeing that & runway 15 seemed to always be a quick commuter prop take-off in-between landings on the main runway. Again very cool find. Yes! ...

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by tu144d
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6232

Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

Found this online and found that late left turn to final insane since he levels out over the piano keys. This was in a BAE jetstream. Can't imagine if it's even operationally possible (approach speeds, wingspan) trying this on a "tiny" E-175 let alone something as large as a 737/320. https...

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by tu144d
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stick Force Gradient explanation with regards to MCAS potentially not being needed for 737MAX
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Stick Force Gradient explanation with regards to MCAS potentially not being needed for 737MAX

Thanks. Nevermind, I had a complete brain fart when I wrote that. I was thinking in terms of once you are at stall, forces are stronger to push down (which of course would not be desirable either), and not in terms of less stick force is required to get into a stall with all the other aero surfaces ...

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by tu144d
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stick Force Gradient explanation with regards to MCAS potentially not being needed for 737MAX
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Stick Force Gradient explanation with regards to MCAS potentially not being needed for 737MAX

I read the following article this morning and this was linked by another user in the Civil Aviation thread. https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-development/mcas-may-not-have-been-needed-on-the-737-max-at-all/ It goes on to discuss how the 737 may not have needed the MCAS as the "slightly softer ...

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by tu144d
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 333
Views: 55345

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2021

Been bored out of my mind with COVID and wanted to head out to DCA for some Ben's chilli and spotting but read that National Hall will be open only post security. Has these been done yet?

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by tu144d
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dulles RWY 30 approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Re: Dulles RWY 30 approaches

it says planes would pass the udvar hazy museum, then started the turn. Looking at the satellite view of kiad, theres at least the width between runways of room to make that turn, which with the headwind being strong enough to mandate rwy30 ops would effectively stretch that corner out longer, more...

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by tu144d
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Il-86 Performance
Replies: 54
Views: 9962

Re: Il-86 Performance

Not sure if it adds to the discussion but I'll add my USD0.02. Il-86 suffered from an identity crisis. Initially it was envisaged as the Soviet A300 to deliver millions of tourists from Moscow airports to the Black Sea - a route with perpetual undercapacity. But then two things were realized. One, ...

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by tu144d
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2428

Re: Arecibo observatory to close

I've been on a news black out for a a few weeks just to alleviate my COVID couped up depression but that drone footage of the collapse is heartbreaking

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by tu144d
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2428

Re: Arecibo observatory to close

And attempts by a Bond villain to take out England by taking control of the observatory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp9tENRDVzA "For England James?..No, for me". One of my fav Bond movies. Feels like it was just yesterday I was 12 watching it in the theaters. Not to mention I was rut...

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by tu144d
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga Dnepr Grounds An-124 Fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 6502

Re: Volga Dnepr Grounds An-124 Fleet

I wonder if the finicky nature of the D18Ts and the infamous pre takeoff procedure requiring full power run up for a few minutes to stabilize engine temps and ensure max thrust as well as proper rotational clearances played a role. They don’t quite reach full power during the run up. The procedure ...

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by tu144d
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga Dnepr Grounds An-124 Fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 6502

Re: Volga Dnepr Grounds An-124 Fleet

I wonder if the finicky nature of the D18Ts and the infamous pre takeoff procedure requiring full power run up for a few minutes to stabilize engine temps and ensure max thrust as well as proper rotational clearances played a role.

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by tu144d
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2428

Re: Arecibo observatory to close

Bummer. Lot's of great science out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9DuMK0uo1c And attempts by a Bond villain to take out England by taking control of the observatory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp9tENRDVzA "For England James?..No, for me". One of my fav Bond movies. Feels lik...

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by tu144d
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2428

Arecibo observatory to close

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03270-9 Super sad news for me having grown up in PR. After two supporting cables broke on multiple ocassions it was determined a collapse could occur imminently and a controlled demotion is the best resort. I took many field trips out there when young and a...

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by tu144d
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kolesov rd-36-51A engine for TU-144D SST no afterburner? (1st to accelerate to Mach 2 without reheat)
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Kolesov rd-36-51A engine for TU-144D SST no afterburner? (1st to accelerate to Mach 2 without reheat)

Just got the book about the Tu-144 by Gordon and Rigmant which I've been meaning to read for a long time. I've been confused reading about the RD-36 engine used on the D model that was successfully flown between Moscow and Khabarovsk in 3 hrs and 23 mins. Throughout the book it mentions that the RD-...

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by tu144d
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12497

Re: New Russian SST

It wouldn't have made much sense. It would have been subsonic for at least the first 2 and a half hours or so out of Moscow, until leaving the Norwegian coast, and then again the last 2 hours or so, approaching Havana, when overflying the Bahamas or Florida. And what premium traffic would there hav...

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by tu144d
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12497

Re: New Russian SST

To the above: Also in ussr there was no use for a tu-144 and major desision makers were not supportive of this aircraft. At some stage they even halted development/production of the kolesov rd-36 engines and made the workers of the plant harvest crops during summer... That is just tragic. The RD-36...

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by tu144d
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12497

Re: New Russian SST

To the above: Also in ussr there was no use for a tu-144 and major desision makers were not supportive of this aircraft. At some stage they even halted development/production of the kolesov rd-36 engines and made the workers of the plant harvest crops during summer... That is just tragic. The RD-36...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Columbia 400 GA Aircraft And When Can I Get One?
Replies: 27
Views: 12196

RE: Columbia 400 GA Aircraft And When Can I Get One?

Thanks for the great feedback. I think i was a bit on cloud 9 when i wrote this post. Well, I'm not planning on buying now but within the next 2-3 years once i rack up hours. Or better, yet, i think it's probably better to just rent from an FBO for a while, or look into buying something cheaper from...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kalman Filter/curved Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 2617

RE: Kalman Filter/curved Lines

I took a class in Kalman filtering as part of my <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> thesis in Aerospace Engineering which involved a lot of it. It basically is used in a stochastic (random) process in control theory to determine the state of a dynamic system. As you know for accurate tracking of...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Columbia 400 GA Aircraft And When Can I Get One?
Replies: 27
Views: 12196

Columbia 400 GA Aircraft And When Can I Get One?

Ok. Here's the deal. I have no flying experience but i do have an <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> in Aerospace Engineering, from Stanford. I am planning to earn my PPL sometime this year. I really know nothing about <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aviation. The last few years i...

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by tu144d
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Training In Mayaguez Or Ponce
Replies: 0
Views: 4232

Flight Training In Mayaguez Or Ponce

I will be moving back to my hometown of Mayaguez <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> for the next few years (Honeywell Avionics). Since there's no time like the present, i'm interested in getting my PPL at a nearby airport. I went to Aguadilla but they guy wasn't even a CFI and i felt ...

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by tu144d
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crazy Or Just An Enthusiast? (TJPS Related)
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

RE: Crazy Or Just An Enthusiast? (TJPS Related)

Thanks for the replies. I've been so busy in the theoretical aspects of Aerospace Engineering as a grad student that i haven't gotten to enjoy some of the lighter aspects of aviation like just heading out and spotting. I have to say it felt great.

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by tu144d
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crazy Or Just An Enthusiast? (TJPS Related)
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Crazy Or Just An Enthusiast? (TJPS Related)

So I'm enjoying some free time back home in my hometown of Mayaguez, <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>. It's 3 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> and I can't sleep. No one wants to go drink and i don't want to fall asleep watching reruns of "Miami Vice". So, I hop into my car a...

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by tu144d
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coverup Of Possible Second Tu-144 Prototype?
Replies: 5
Views: 3428

RE: Coverup Of Possible Second Tu-144 Prototype?

Sovietjet, It defintely makes sense what you are saying. I thought about it myself. Test pilot Edward Elyan was very vocal about the poor low speed handling characterstics of 68001. He said he had to fight to keep it in the air. I remember reading also how when the English team visited Moscow in 196...

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by tu144d
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coverup Of Possible Second Tu-144 Prototype?
Replies: 5
Views: 3428

Coverup Of Possible Second Tu-144 Prototype?

Since I finally got some spare time to read, I picked up a copy of Howard Moon's dated but very interesting book on the 144. I remember reading about how the first protoype CCCP-68001 had to make an emergency landing in Poland on a return flight from East Berlin to Moscow while it was coming back fr...

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by tu144d
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)
Replies: 12
Views: 7267

RE: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)

Sounds like a great idea!! My rudimentary understanding of the Cyrllic alphabet allowed me to capture most of the key names. I wish i had had time as an undergrad to study Russian. Unfortunately my Engineering classes consumed all my time. It was great when i took a class on supersonic aerodynamics ...

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by tu144d
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)
Replies: 12
Views: 7267

RE: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)

Yup, I just got it. Took me 12 hrs. I left it on all night. I used "Download accelerator" which finally worked. It stopped prompting me for a password. Anyway, fantastic documentary!!! For a Tu-144 aficionado like myself, hence my screen name, this is pure bliss!! Now, I just have to get one of my f...

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by tu144d
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)
Replies: 12
Views: 7267

RE: Great Tu-144 Documentary (287MB File)

I've been trying for 2 days to get this download!!! I either get timed-out which i've corrected or it stalls. And when i try to resume, it asks for a passowrd. How long did it take you guys to get it? I'm so desperate to see this!!

[Edited 2007-01-19 20:20:07]

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by tu144d
Tue May 09, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming A Test Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 15819

RE: Becoming A Test Pilot

I think people are misunderstanding me. I know i obviously cannot become a test pilot right now without flight experience. I am asking what is the best route to take so that i can equip myself with the necessary skills to be a viable test pilot applicant, i.e, join the air force and get flight time,...

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by tu144d
Mon May 08, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming A Test Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 15819

RE: Becoming A Test Pilot

Thanks a lot for the replies. Is the school out west you're referring to "The national test pilot school"?. The instructor bios seem very impressive. Two people had degrees from Caltech and MIT. It seems pretty legitimate albeit quite expensive. Most of the courses listed are courses I have already ...

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by tu144d
Sun May 07, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming A Test Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 15819

Becoming A Test Pilot

I will be finishing my <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> in Aeronautics/Astronautics this May from Stanford. I also have a <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from the Univ. of Illinois. I have really been quite lost and conf...

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by tu144d
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

RE: Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers

Thanks for the replies. I felt a little silly posting that question without really thinking about it. It was sort of a spur of the moment thing. Does make sense to me now.

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by tu144d
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

Dumb Question About Sidestick Controllers

If this is really dumb I apologize. On Airbus aircraft equipped with sidestick controllers, the captain's "joystick" is on the left and the f/o's on the right. What happens if the captain is right-handed and the f/o is left handed? Do they just learn how to fly like this? I seriously doubt only left...

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video
Replies: 36
Views: 28220

RE: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video

I wonder if Cubana's IL-62M's instrument panel labels are in Cyrillic or are translated into the Latin Alphabet either in English or Spanish. Must be hard for their pilots. Having to learn English as well as the Russian (Cyrillic alphabet) though I noticed the Captain was giving the names of the ins...

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video
Replies: 36
Views: 28220

RE: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video

Here are some more videos. <a href="http://www.flightlevel350.com/search_videos.php?airline=Cubana+De+Aviacion" target=_blank>http://www.flightlevel350.com/search...eos.php?airline=Cubana+De+Aviacion</a> They are communicating with New York ATC, and according to the caption they are heading towards ...

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by tu144d
Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video
Replies: 36
Views: 28220

RE: Cubana Il-62 Cockpit Video

Thanks for posting that wonderful video!!! A truly fascinating experience. Even though i'm a native speaker of Spanish and English, the external noise was drowning out quite a bit of audio. I did understand "Bermuda" and I think Manchester. Did the flight originate from La Habana? Where was it headi...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Working In Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3286

RE: Working In Russia

Hi JHTango. It's nice to see someone openminded enough to want to work in Russia. I had similar ambitions when I was an undergrad studying Aerospace Engineering at UIUC. I got laughed at a lot by a my peers who were all dime a dozen wanting to work for Boeing or Lockheed. Even wanting to work for Ai...

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by tu144d
Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Russia Bilateral Revised
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

RE: India Russia Bilateral Revised

Any chance Air India will return to <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> with their own equp? I see that they still codeshare with <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> on <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acro...

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?
Replies: 7
Views: 6468

RE: Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?

I've already suggested this for deletion. I feel really really awful. It's the first time I've started a factually incorrect thread!!!.

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?
Replies: 7
Views: 6468

RE: Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?

Damn, I tried to make sure I checked carefully. Oh well...Sorry about that

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?
Replies: 7
Views: 6468

Why Doesn't BA Fly To Jamaica?

Very strange to me...considering they have colonial ties and BA serves other smaller islands in the Caribbean like Barbados and Antigua? Is there no demand for this service?

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroSvit Was Planning Kiev-Chicago! (link)
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

RE: AeroSvit Was Planning Kiev-Chicago! (link)

Ok...Ok...but politically and culturally most people still consider Poland part of Eastern Europe since it is a slavic nation. Slightly off topic, I know this has been said before but Delta is starting <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">...

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Profits Based Solely On Business/first Class
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Profits Based Solely On Business/first Class

I hope I don't get flamed for this. I know nothing about airline econmomics or management. I am but a geeky pocket protector engineer so forgive me if my question is stupid or doesn't make sense. I was wondering, based on current data, are there any airline routes that break even or are profitable j...

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroSvit Was Planning Kiev-Chicago! (link)
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

RE: AeroSvit Was Planning Kiev-Chicago! (link)

Ummm...actually LOT Polish airlines flies from ORD to Krakow and Warsaw, so AeroSvit wouldn't be the only Eastern European carrier at ORD

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by tu144d
Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At SXM
Replies: 54
Views: 11981

RE: 777 At SXM

You, know I'm a bit suspicious of the fact that a a 747 cannot make it to Europe non-stop from <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>, even though the runway is pretty short. I remember doing <acronym title="Bakersfield - Meadow...

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