You don't have to go to Traverse City just for Festival. There are about 5 good months of weather that you can go there and watch G.A. and small passenger aircraft traffic. There is a good deal of G.A. in and out of there during the summer. There are several places around there to sit, watch and tak...Jump to post
I was not going to post on this topic, then thought about it for some time. Still probably should not post. But, theft is theft. And the cards do need to be replaced once they are found to be missing and the cards do cost the airlines money. And I have heard of some strange things to collect, but wh...Jump to post
Get to the airport early and pack your wallet full for the expensive food at airports. I try to check everything in at the counter so I spend less time at <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>/Security. Usually the only thing I will bring on board is maybe some chees...Jump to post
Thinking about it now for a few minutes, I can't believe I forgot, but I was around <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> for about 45 minutes the morning of 9/11. Just listening to my aviation scanner sent goose-bumps up my back. The controllers did...Jump to post
Hey Bahadir, I wish my instructor was as enthusiastic at instruction as you sound to be. I think the only reason he was up there with me was get hours on his books. He didn't seem to want to answer the questions I had for him. Oh well, that's the breaks.
I listen probably more than I should. When ever I am around our International Airport, I listen to Ground, Tower and the Approach/Departure freqs. When ever I'm driving around my home town's reliever, I listen to CTAF/Unicom to hear who's in the pattern and if anything quick is coming inbound. Back ...Jump to post
Does "Pushing Tin" count as an aviation movie? I'll assume so. It was a story about a relationship between a husband and wife and it just so happens the husband is an air traffic controller in NYC. I think it went straight to video tape. It had some pretty good actors in the movie though.Jump to post
As a passenger who has flown frequently for the past 4 decades, I have never seen a passenger "blow up" at an employee. I wouldn't know how to act watching such a scene. I truly believe that these occurrences happen all too frequently because of the stories I hear both in forums and from airline emp...Jump to post
I thought America West "got rid" of the 757s and filled those slots with their Airbus line? I have flown on a couple of those 757s with special liveries. I thought that was a pretty good marketing tool but I do not know the cost of the special paint schemes. Every employee I have spoken with (on and...Jump to post
Ah, SteveUhl777. I was really with you, up to The Heat beating The Clippers in the finals. I was really with you up to that point! It'll be The Knicks victorious over The Clips. jetBlue expands flights by over 20% of current levels and Southwest starts to worry about revenue losses especially up the...Jump to post
RiverVisualNYC, I flew a lot to the west coast a number of years ago and several times through <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. The west bound leg was a DC10 a lot of the times and I l...Jump to post
Ok, help me here. I know next to nothing about Airbus aircraft (other than model numbers and what American companies fly what model) but I was curious. Do the different Airbus aircraft lines have compatible parts? Do A&Ps have to have additional, special training for each different line? Reason I as...Jump to post
I know <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> has upgraded equipment into and out of <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> for the three big races (at The Speedway) in the past. And IndustrialPate is correct abou...Jump to post
LHR001, not to be too picky, but American Trans Air calls <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> home, they just have their largest hub at <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. I too am curious, how did they com...Jump to post
"<acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> Baby?" Sounds like a company name Al Davis came up with!!! Of course, I am biased, but what the heck is wrong with American Trans Air? Or ATA? I love 'em. And flying an airline with a person...Jump to post
How many gallons does this DC10 carry? How many different tanks? Would it be able to make multiple drops or will it have to dump all the water/retardant at the same time?
In know IND has NO CHANCE but I would like to see them give Delta "a run for the money" in that route.
If I'm not mistaken, they actually only had the one DC10 (the one that burned at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>). And actually, the first aircraft they used was a Boeing 720. I have never had a bad experience with ATA and I have been flying...Jump to post
I can not tell you the number of times I have caught a ride in a single aisle aircraft flying over three hours, and I have never felt cramped (except for the one time a few years ago I was in the third to the last row next to the window and once the aircraft B727 came to a complete stop, it seemed l...Jump to post
I would have to agree with Tu154m. If it were a family member of mine, give me the brand new building. The name of the airport is already kind of long. I always call it just plain ol' "Hartsfield."
Hey Startvalve, how about The Braves? Can't forget them!
Off topic (slightly), but I was wearing one of my AOPA caps in a store the other day and the cashier asked me, "Do you fly?"
My pet peeve is terminology. People use the wrong terms or phrases like they know what they are talking about.