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by citationjet
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

Braniff DC-3 in 1956.

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 57
Views: 10438

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seatschad to be removed to get plane out?

There was the dreamlifter that landed at a 10 miles away from Wichita at a small airfield. They removed the cargo, I believe to take off: I don’t believe that cargo was offloaded. Especially since the dreamlifer cargo is large aircraft components. They didn’t have the equipment to offload anything....

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A220 Corporate Jet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3228

Re: Airbus A220 Corporate Jet?

[url][/url]https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.article#.X3wnmzzLOQI.twitter It's official, folks. Airbus bites the bullet. https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.articl...

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the Air Force keep fuselages made in the 1950s/60s/70s airworthy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: How does the Air Force keep fuselages made in the 1950s/60s/70s airworthy?

I worked for Boeing Military Company, Wichita, KS in the 1980s.
At that time the B-52s were averaging 350 hours per year of flight time.

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by citationjet
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 61
Views: 4720

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

I not only went out of my way to fly a certain plane, I planned a trip because of the opportunity to fly a certain plane. Roughly 10 years ago I flew SQ from SFO to HKG on the A-380. I hadn't planned the trip until I was offered an travel agent discount fare of $380 RT for the flight. I went because...

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by citationjet
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

My personal Golden Age was the late 60s and the 70s. The variety of airplanes were amazing. DC-6s and 7s were phasing out, and Electra’s. DC-9s, 1-11s and 727s brought jet service to smaller cities. The 747 was truly amazing plane. I remember being in one for the first time about 1970. Being a Brani...

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18200

Re: PIA banned from Europe

citationjet wrote:
Westerwaelder wrote:
Maybe you care to provide a source for that?


Google has examples.
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/12/16/pia-fires-13-employees-in-heroin-smuggling-case-report/


PIA airplane crew jailed for two years for drug smuggling:
https://www.dawn.com/news/1395433

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18200

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Westerwaelder wrote:
Maybe you care to provide a source for that?


Google has examples.
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/12/16/pia-fires-13-employees-in-heroin-smuggling-case-report/

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by citationjet
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011, so many versions ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: L1011, so many versions ?

The various versions were because heavier, longer range versions were not initially offered. Model changes were required to compete with the DC-10.

A good article that describes the L-1011 variants:
https://aircraft.fandom.com/wiki/Lockheed_L-1011_TriStar

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by citationjet
Fri May 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking airliners on soft ground
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Parking airliners on soft ground

planemechanic wrote:
Aircraft parked on soft surfaces are usually parked on large thick steel plates, to distribute the load.

The A380s in the photo do not appear to be parked on Steel plates, but on bare ground.

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 36226

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

m66 wrote:
I wonder how many are in the air today on its 15th birthday? I guess it will be a sad number.


Currently two A380s in flight.
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A388

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

So the Federal Aviation Administration says airlines may remove the seats from passenger aircraft and turn them into freighters. The regulator laid out how the carriers could use “seat tracks to tie cargo down,” stow smaller pieces in overhead bins, and possibly strap containers behind bulkheads. Ai...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6179

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

The experience I had INTL-INTL flying AC EZE-SCL-YYZ was horrible. I've never walked as much in an airport, the U-shape design is the least friendly for connecting passengers. I agree on the long walks at the new terminal. I arrived in SCL on AA in January of this year. I have never walked so far i...

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4181

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

So t[url][/url]echnically its possible to rescue an old aircraft rotting in the boneyard? The answer is yes, given enough time and money. Although not an airliner, the recently restored B-29 Doc is an example of this. Doc sat in the desert from 1956 until about 2000. After hundreds of thousands of ...

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

As a pre teenager, I non-reved on Braniff DC-8s on SA flights. One time while riding in First Class the F/A asked if I wanted to sit in the cockpit during the flight. I sat in the observer seat for over an hour as we flew over Cuba. I believe it was a MIA to LIM flight. One of the pilots was also fr...

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8987

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Antaras wrote:
Well I believe that airframe was dumping fuel :roll:


737s cannot dump fuel. You were seeing air vortices coming off the wing.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/9393/why-doesnt-the-737-have-a-fuel-dump-nozzle

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would a test flight be flying low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1878

Re: Why would a test flight be flying low?

"P-8 is also designed for low altitude missions and has already proven its abilities supporting humanitarian and search and rescue missions. Globally proven, the P-8 has two variants: The P-8I, flown by the Indian Navy, and the P-8A Poseidon, flown by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air ...

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by citationjet
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16282

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Qantas59 wrote:
Southwest also served DEN briefly from May, 1983 until Sep, 1986. They did much better on the second attempt!


In February 1985, Southwest only flew to PHX and ABQ from DEN.
http://www.departedflights.com/DEN85intro.html

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by citationjet
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Bhoy wrote:
citationjet wrote:
BOS had nonstop service to:
FRA, GLA, LHR, LGA, CDG, ORY, FCO, SHN, ZRH, TLV.
http://www.departedflights.com/BOSI83p1.html

Boston had non-stop TATL service to La Guardia?


I meant LGW, not LGA.

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by citationjet
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Back when? BOS certainly had non-stops to London, Paris and Frankfurt in 1980. In 1983, JFK had much more non-stop service to Europe, compared to BOS. JFK had nonstop service to: PRG, REK, FCO, Malaga, MXP, MUC, OSL, CDG, ORY, FRA, GVA, HEL, LGW, LHR, MAD, AMS, ATH, Belgrade, BRU, CPH, DUS, SNN, AR...

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by citationjet
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?

My first non-rev flight was in 1956 on a Braniff DC-3. My dad started working for Braniff that year.
My wife worked for the original Frontier in 1979 when we got married. We paid $2.50 per flight on Frontier.
I was 45 years old when I purchased my first revenue ticket.

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by citationjet
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2174

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Former Airports:
Denver Stapleton
Hong Kong Kai Tak

Airports no longer with commercial airline service:
Kansas City Downtown (MKC)

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by citationjet
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2200

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Braniff
PanAm
TWA
Air France
Japan
KLM
Swissair
Lufthansa
British

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by citationjet
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: West coast of South America - why do planes fly around Peru/Ecuador?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: West coast of South America - why do planes fly around Peru/Ecuador?

I flew AA 940 from SCL to DFW last Saturday. Our flight flew over the coast of Peru and Ecuador, but it was a straight line, as our destination of DFW is further west than ATL or JFK.

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 5157

Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate? No. But if you really wanted to make your point, you could ask to be rebooked, pay the $200 change fee plus any fare difference, and take a later flight. You always have that choice ...

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year

Thanks for the link to AA Basic Economy. I didn't know that AA now allows 1 carry on free with a BE ticket. The risk still exists that by the time you board with Zone 9, all the overhead bin space will be full and they will force you to gate check your luggage to your final destination. Many times A...

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year

United charges for carry-on bags in basic economy. AS, AA, and DL don't). United charges $60 for carry-on bags in Basic Economy ($35 checked bag fee + $25 gate handling fee). AA's Basic Economy does not Allow carry-on luggage. That is the point of the cheaper BE fare. Avoid Basic Economy fares beca...

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by citationjet
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Test Flights
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Test Flights

You can track Boeing's current flight testing flights on FlightAware with this link:
https://flightaware.com/live/fleet/BOE

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by citationjet
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11766

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

OP is showing their US bias. Ticket offices are common mainstays in cities even in the Middle East. Are you referring to city ticket offices? If so, I don't believe the OP is discussing or asking about city ticket offices. I believe he is only referring to ticket offices located within the airport....

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by citationjet
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What counts as a flagship?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: What counts as a flagship?

Max Q wrote:
Has to be the biggest


With that definition, then Concorde, which was the smallest plane flying trans Atlantic, couldn't be considered as the flagship of British Airways or Air France's fleet.

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by citationjet
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: This looks dangerous!
Replies: 28
Views: 6044

Re: This looks dangerous!

readytotaxi wrote:
He really was using the curve of the earth to take off. :o


Every time I see an A340 takeoff I am reminded that the earth is NOT flat. :spin:

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28614

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I would put a lot of it on AA 4184, the 25th anniversary which is coming up in two days on Halloween. I remember the night clearly because I was living in Champaign, IL at the time and we tried trick or treating in the same storm, it was a horrible night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eagl...

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9406

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

There is a related thread that popped up yesterday in the Civil Aviation forum, It already has 50 replies.

Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1434053

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9406

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

What is most telling from FR24 today is that earlier today, whilst there were 40+ ATR-72s in the air over Europe, another 110+ over Asia, 30+ over Australia & NZ, and 35 over Central and South America, when it came to North America, there were NONE! That pretty much tells you all you need to kn...

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9406

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

How many of "the general public" have any actual experience of propeller driven aircraft these days? Many of them have only ever flown by jet. Or in a Cessna 172. They might possibly figure that propeller = slower, but why would they add the other criticisms? Noisy? When would they have c...

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: Why do planes with propellers only start one while leaving the gate?

Jet aircraft also often taxi with one engine off. The difference is that it is not visible with jet aircraft.

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by citationjet
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are turboprops so named ?
Replies: 56
Views: 9406

Re: Why are turboprops so named ?

Always thought this was a poor and inaccurate way to categorize these aircraft the title is very misleading, propellers mean piston engines to most people and passengers Finally it sells the aircraft short, I think the name ‘turboprop’ should be retired and replaced with ‘jet prop’ or ‘prop jet’ I ...

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 29
Views: 10038

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

I see inconsistencies such as: Keep your boarding pass and passport with you vs putting it in the tray and run thru the scanner. Years ago you took your shoes off in the USA, while in Europe you didn't have to. Even though the shoe bomber originated in Europe. Laptops and shoes in separate plastic b...

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by citationjet
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6771

Re: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?

You can bring a carry-on for free on basically every main cabin fare these days. A carry on can last me a week. Otherwise pay up or fly a bundled airline or just take the bus if you are so cheap. Air fare is very inexpensive these days and this seems like a strange and childish thing to complain ab...

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by citationjet
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11144

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

afcjets wrote:
FedEx has the A300 so it wouldn't surprise me if they flew it into LGA.


See reply #5.

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfer of Reservation "Control" from Travel Agent to Airline
Replies: 5
Views: 4763

Re: Transfer of Reservation "Control" from Travel Agent to Airline

A few years ago I booked an Emirates trip via Expedia. According to Emirates, the reservation became in their control once I checked-in for the first leg of the trip. But, what happens, if you are not checked in and then the flight is cancelled? It is best to contact the airline in this scenario. T...

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?
Replies: 34
Views: 11092

Re: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?

On a related note, during early airliner test flights, parachutes are indeed worn, as well as helmets. And because throwing yourself out of a door and into an engine would ruin your whole day, special chutes are installed that you can dive for in case it all goes south. Not just earlier flight test...

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by citationjet
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?
Replies: 34
Views: 11092

Re: Civil Aircraft with Ejection Seats?

In the 1990s Cessna received FAA TC for their entry into the JPATS competition. The plane had ejection seats, and was based on the Citation jet design (75% commonality). The Beechcraft T-6 Texan won the JPATS competition. Two prototypes were built and certified. See Wiki.

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Underserved US TATL Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 7641

Re: Most Underserved US TATL Markets

I wonder if this metric was produced to try to fend off the fact that FI might be considering ending MCI service and this metric was created to try to keep them in the market. FI just announced they are cancelling service to MCI in 2020. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/icelandair-to-axe-...

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 16203

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Kansas City is losing Iceland service in 2020.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/icelandair-to-axe-two-us-destinations-461180/

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by citationjet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

My sources in Cessna Engineering say first flight for SkyCourier should be late this year or early next year. That is about as definite as it is right now.
Denali first flight should be about the same time period.

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