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by Maverick623
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

In short, yes, they would almost certainly be invited up front (if they weren't there already) to help. How much they would do would depend largely on the judgement of both the PIC and the pilot hitching a ride. Using the radio and speed callouts would be almost a certainty.

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by Maverick623
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11655

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

zkojq wrote:
xxcr wrote:
It's most likely for flight testing. UA just moved all their MAX9's from LAX,and DAL to AZ for storage


Which airport(s) in Arizona, if you don't mind me asking?


GYR

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by Maverick623
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28126

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Ah, the good ol' "you ain't union, you ain't protected"... You do understand that companies cannot fire someone just willy-nilly? You still need an "official" reason to let someone go. Patently false in the US, unless you live in Montana (the only state that is not "at-will...

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by Maverick623
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72493

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

El Paso and ABQ should have long enough runways, and would have the similar issue around parking as it seems PHX did. Anyways, pretty cool to see the pictures. I highly doubt either of those airports are qualified to handle an A380 diversion. A diversion of an aircraft that size requires more than ...

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by Maverick623
Sat May 04, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72493

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice sub today. American operated a 77W in place of a 757 this morning for flight #812 from DFW at B25..returned to DFW as #9240 at 1051 hrs MST. Especially nice for any avgeek's onboard! Wow. But what catches my eye is the return flight #...9240? I thought AA only used the 9000-range of numbers fo...

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by Maverick623
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72493

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Did anyone catch why Frontier diverted to Mesa Gateway this afternoon? It seemed very strange that they went to Gateway rather than just going to Sky Harbor which is where the usual Vegas diversions go. They left after a 5-hour delay on the ground at Gateway (yikes) PHX was having issues with cross...

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by Maverick623
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72493

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

What was the journey for QF7 at PHX? Did it pull into a gate, or just stop somewhere to wait out the storm and top up with some petrol? Parked out on the west side by the old executive terminal. There are no gates for the A380 (or towbars for that matter). Don’t US regulations require international...

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by Maverick623
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72493

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

What crew base is staffing the PHX-LHR flights? I assume a crew was deadheaded from LAX for the inaugural PHX-LHR flight You have to figure either a 4-day trip, with a deadhead leg on day 1 or day 4, or a 6-day trip, starting and ending at the base. Of course, the crew doesn't have to stay with the...

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by Maverick623
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling

FormerBHMRamper wrote:
They are ending ground ops at all of their stations, not just JAC....


Where'd you hear this?

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by Maverick623
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Didn't notice it posted here but a new airline, Advanced AIr operating King Airs has won the EAS for Silver City from Boutique and will be a new carrier to PHX. I'm guessing they'll move into T2 with Contour and Boutique. I wonder what accomodations they'll have to make for these carriers in the T3...

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by Maverick623
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.azfamily.com/news/sky-harbor-terminal-demolition-plans-approved-mural-will-be-preserved/article_3b6921dc-e939-11e8-8326-03ea925372ab.html The Phoenix City Council approved plans for the demolition of T2 (and the T2 parking garage). The mural in the processor building will be saved and mo...

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by Maverick623
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Osubuckeyes wrote:
Anyone happen to know the aircraft type for the ASU flyover yesterday... Military bird, overhead wing, 4 engines?


C17

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by Maverick623
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I wonder if they inquired with AA on renting one of their regional gates on the "birds nest" ? On the east side it seems there is always a gate open or a CR2 thats parked there rather extensively. They inquired about using a Common Use Gate (B28) but that got cut real quick once they real...

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by Maverick623
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16968

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

While I have no problem with the policy personally as it is industry-standard in the US, PHX is a pretty large crew base and Arizona law does not allow employees to be punished or reprimanded for using their 40 hours of paid sick leave. The PSL law also does not require a set prior notice; only req...

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by Maverick623
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16968

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Sounds more generous than what I get after 35 years with Gannet. I don't get this argument. Just because you chose to stay with an employer with crappy rules, in a state with crappy laws, and didn't fight to make it better (or maybe you did and lost), doesn't mean everyone else should just roll ove...

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by Maverick623
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16968

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Just to clear some things up: "Personal days" are a contractual allotment of 2 trips per year that AA FAs can call out for any reason without being penalized. In the US, federal law does not generally protect a worker's right to miss work due to injury or illness. There is something called...

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by Maverick623
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Did I hear correctly on 12 News that something has been improved/fixed so that the Eagle RJ's won't have the ops problems in extreme heat anymore, so they won't have to cancel flights any longer? Yes. American provided the needed funds to have the Skywest and Mesa performance charts updated, they n...

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by Maverick623
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It'll be a 777 if it does happen. A senior manager said earlier this year in an employee town hall that the A330 will not return to PHX again (there were several operational issues with the HNL flying last winter). Any more detail on this operational issues? Something having to do with gate usage, ...

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by Maverick623
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I have a feeling it'll be an a330. It'll be a 777 if it does happen. A senior manager said earlier this year in an employee town hall that the A330 will not return to PHX again (there were several operational issues with the HNL flying last winter). He did say that if a widebody came to PHX, it wou...

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by Maverick623
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why the AA 777 flight from MIA to LAX diverted here Thursday? I happened to see it when taxiing by for my red-eye to ATL. Looks like it landed around 8 pm with anticipated departure at 9:15 pm. At midnight it was still on the B concourse and dark. I did a double-take when I saw it. Rare...

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by Maverick623
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kdca/ ... -1530Z.mp3

I guess it's not him, sounds pretty similar though. I wonder if Sullenberger has a midwest accent or something.


He's from Texas.
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mshaffer wrote:
Here is the audio, you can hear him at 28:10.
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kdca/ ... -1530Z.mp3

I guess it's not him, sounds pretty similar though. I wonder if Sullenberger has a midwest accent or something.


He's from Texas.

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by Maverick623
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not sure how this missed the prying eyes of this forum, maybe I missed it being posted... HA is operating a red-eye flight HNL-PHX with an A332. tonight 03/17. It is definitely a revenue flight because as of 8:40 PM PST tickets are still available for purchase. Operating as HA 1036, arriving into P...

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by Maverick623
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 15146

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

RJNUT wrote:
MIA-LPB on AA must be now making a stop at VVI both directions . It used to be just the northbound due to elevation out of LPB. J1 might as well just call it a day. Must be GROSSLY mismanaged. DTW-TVC on DL appears to be a reversal correction from last weeks load.


LPB is being cut entirely.

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by Maverick623
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95484

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Just east of the new T3S, north of the fire station there's a structure being built. Anyone know what that might be? From my T4 view it looks almost stand-alone.

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by Maverick623
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4
Replies: 38
Views: 7665

Re: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4

ericm2031 wrote:
This might be a dumb question, but why does G4 have both IWA and AZA for Phoenix-Mesa?


Looks like they maybe misfiled/corrected. While AZA is the official IATA code, IWA is the FAA identifier and has historically been what the airlines use.

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by Maverick623
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15938

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

If you ask 10 Americans what freedom of speech means, you’re probably going to get nine wrong answers. Pity for them they WEREN'T arrested. In America, we have this funny thing called "free speech". I know it isn't for everyone I know, but it works, and is recognized by all of our courts....

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by Maverick623
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

T3N will be reconfigured but not completely demolished. IIRC they’ll have a bump-out mid concourse for concession space, an upper-level club, and a ramp-level BMU. I think it’s been reported by others in this thread that at least one of the current T2 tenants (SY?) won’t be accommodated in T3 and i...

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by Maverick623
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Number 3 engine suffered a conpression stall and associated damage. Lots of loud banging and streaks of flame observed just after rotation.

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by Maverick623
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Retro taken out of service?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: PSA Retro taken out of service?

It's in SAL for heavy maintenance until December.

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by Maverick623
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I have pictures somewhere of a QF A380 from about five years ago off a diversion from LAX. One would think if a QF A380 landed in PHX about five years ago, it would be listed PHX Charters & Aircraft Movement site, but there is nothing from 2011-2016 that states a QF 380 landed here before...I k...

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by Maverick623
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

atcsundevil wrote:
Medical diversion. It's not the first A380 diversion to PHX and it won't be the last.


Pretty sure it was the first one.

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by Maverick623
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

TerminalD wrote:
I wonder how they will keep the pilots from taking their hours and heading to B6? LOL


Generally this is taken care of by a contract that has the airline cover the costs as a "loan" to the pilot, and the pilot has to stay employed for X number of years, or else pay back the costs.

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by Maverick623
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?
Replies: 24
Views: 6377

Re: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?

They basically went thru bankruptcy in 2003, it just wasn't filed in bankruptcy court.

They got "voluntary" (do it or we'll get a judge to) concessions from both labor and creditors, along with some other restructuring and layoffs.

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by Maverick623
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 9134

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

rbavfan wrote:

Why the confusion. Federal laws state that if a passenger disembarks they have to remove their luggage for reasons of terrorism. Do you want to find her luggage by unloading it all on the taxiway?


Absolutely not true.

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by Maverick623
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 18938

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

They're just plastic panels attached at the top and bottom. Happens on all airplanes, especially noticeable on an A32x when using full reverse on landing.

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by Maverick623
Mon May 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 32307

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Yikes. I guess he was serious. Alex, don't know who you've been talking to but 95% of what you just posted isn't true. Like I said where's your info coming from? Because as far as I have heard you're pulling stuff out of your brain because you don't know how fast Phoenix is growing. And also it's o...

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by Maverick623
Mon May 15, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 32307

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Yikes. I guess he was serious.

Alex, don't know who you've been talking to but 95% of what you just posted isn't true.

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by Maverick623
Mon May 15, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 32307

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Pretty sure he was being sarcastic...

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by Maverick623
Wed May 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

wn676 wrote:

Would be interesting to see if a hotel goes for it, as it would be the first on airport property.


Actually, PHX had the first ever on-airport hotel in the world IIRC, back when T1 was first built. It was torn down in the late 60s or early 70s I believe.

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by Maverick623
Fri May 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Osubuckeyes wrote:
AC starting 3x weekly YUL-PHX, from the AC expansion thread. That's medium sized news.


They ran that back in 2010 for a few months. Let's see if it lasts this time.

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by Maverick623
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 7043

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

alasizon wrote:
The likely deciding factor will be turn times and gate availability which unfortunately also depends on what Rouge decides to do for their winter schedule in PHX given they have changed their 767 schedule each year.


A30 is being discussed as an option for gating as well.

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by Maverick623
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Well it's official. AA flying daily to HNL with 1x A333 seasonal Dec-Mar, in place of 2x 757.

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by Maverick623
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BA use pre-clearence at SNN from LHR?
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Could BA use pre-clearence at SNN from LHR?

I believe adding preclearance directly in LHR would make much more sense than stopping at SNN just for that. As ua900 has mentioned, the reason why they stop at SNN is to add fuel when taking off from LCY. What is the historic reason why there is preclearance at SNN but not at LHR? Because of an ol...

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by Maverick623
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

It's possible that once the remaining pier on Concourse D is built out (assuming Southwest then vacates some or all of a Concourse C pier in exchange) that it will alleviate some of this, but we won't know for about five years. I seriously doubt it. AA runs a pretty tight ramp staffing schedule, an...

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by Maverick623
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Is 8/26 closed at night for repairs? Landed on a late AS flight last night and we were on the south side (yay no taxi time!). Also, on a somewhat unrelated note, when did AA start boarding 757s through L1 in PHX? When I flew CLT-PHX the other day on the 757 we used L2. I'm sure it's gate specific, ...

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by Maverick623
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7604

Re: AA and the American flag

Absolutely no input or permissions are or were given or needed by the US goverment for any livery. If DL, UA, or any other airline wanted to use any or all of the US flag in their livery, they would. In fact, several smaller airlines have used the actual flag as part of their logo. What airlines? U...

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by Maverick623
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7604

Re: AA and the American flag

AA uses red and white stripes on the tails of its planes. While certainly inspired by the US flag, it's hardly worth calling it the full flag. Absolutely no input or permissions are or were given or needed by the US goverment for any livery. If DL, UA, or any other airline wanted to use any or all o...

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by Maverick623
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42270

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Remember, it takes several seconds for engines to spool up to TOGA and to arrest a descent. They had already started the go-around process by the time the picture was taken. They were low, for sure, but it wasn't anything the flight crew should be severely questioned on. Also remember the Swiss chee...

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by Maverick623
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75421

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

paulsaz wrote:
AA had a 767 drop in yesterday as a sub ORD-PHX-DFW. Didn't get a chance to see it, we don't get a lot of AA widebody love in PHX, other than the A330.


Just a little correction, it was DFW-PHX-DFW.

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