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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tom Enders On A350 (incl. A350-1100), A330neo
Replies: 121
Views: 26733

RE: Tom Enders On A350 (incl. A350-1100), A330neo

Can someone just refresh me on why the numbering system has to start at 800 or 900? Remember the 737-300, 400, and 500? The -500 was the shortest. If they decide to make an A350 larger/longer than the -1000, why not call it the -700 and just get on with it. What's next, the A380-2500?

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by 747-600X
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird
Replies: 146
Views: 32601

RE: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird

Am I the only one who seems to think their fleet is evenly split between the silver-squares and white/bright colors scheme as is? Now they'll have 3 running around. No one will know they're the same airline.

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by 747-600X
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Smacks A330 Wing Into Jet Bridge
Replies: 34
Views: 18109

RE: Iberia Smacks A330 Wing Into Jet Bridge

A couple things - I have worked as a ramper in the US, and I don't know how much similarity there is between that and Spain, but... YES, the rampers watch the wings. Aaaaand...so what? They stand there and watch the wing. If it gets too close to something, there is ***nothing*** they can do. What ar...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Boeing Did Not Build A Combi 747-8?
Replies: 19
Views: 10286

RE: Why Boeing Did Not Build A Combi 747-8?

To the best of my knowledge, this is all that the FARs have to say about cargo carriage. As long as it meets these requirements, I see no reason for which a Combi should be problematic: §91.525 Carriage of cargo. (a) No pilot in command may permit cargo to be carried in any airplane unless— (1) It i...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Land On Dallas Freeway Rush Hour
Replies: 25
Views: 7476

RE: Small Plane Land On Dallas Freeway Rush Hour

Freeway interchanges often have huge (several acres) of open, nicely-maintained grassy areas. For a plane of this size, I'd say this was the perfect choice. Whether there were better options available is something we couldn't know without a very exact view of the plane's flight path and altitude at ...

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by 747-600X
Sun May 18, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B772 Releasing Fuel On Runway?
Replies: 55
Views: 18630

RE: B772 Releasing Fuel On Runway?

On Boeings, the fueler can manually choose which tanks the fuel goes into. The 777 and 747 will regulate fuel flow so that one wing doesn't get too heavy, but on a 737, for example, since fuel is going into one side of the plane, one side will fill up much more quickly than the other, and an imbalan...

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by 747-600X
Sat May 17, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B772 Releasing Fuel On Runway?
Replies: 55
Views: 18630

RE: B772 Releasing Fuel On Runway?

There's no way this is a fuel dump. Firstly, the overflow valves are much farther out on the wing. The illusion here is of fluid spraying almost directly behind the wing. That's very inaccurate. Secondly, that plane appears to be in a "line up and wait" (position and hold) for takeoff scenario, on t...

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by 747-600X
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Baggage Handlers Throwing Baggage
Replies: 49
Views: 15030

Air Canada Baggage Handlers Throwing Baggage

Well, I don't know about Canada, but if you fly in the U.S., with the utter disrespect we have for blue-collar workers, the minimal wages they're paid, the hysterical rushes they're put in, and the general lack of quality describing their work culture, I can state with utter confidence after years o...

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by 747-600X
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747F Classic Reactivated
Replies: 48
Views: 18387

RE: 747F Classic Reactivated

This discussion of economics is fascinating. If you had to commute to work every day and had a reliable, well-paying, full-time job, would you be willing to finance a reliable, newer car that gets 35+ mpg? If you only occasionally needed to haul some junk around your farm and didn't plan to go on an...

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by 747-600X
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43
Replies: 253
Views: 90832

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43

How is this still a matter of confusion? That map only shows ONE ping - the one indicated by the massive, red circle. There's only one ping shown. That's it; it's that simple. Really.

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by 747-600X
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 27
Replies: 356
Views: 87291

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 27

I agree with Snowjob; even if the pilots purposefully flew the thing off into the middle of the night, surely some passenger at some point would have said, "This seems a bit fishy" and tried to make a phone call. . .

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by 747-600X
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20
Replies: 267
Views: 71124

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20

Occam's razor appears to be misunderstood, here. The philosophy suggests that the conclusion regarding an unknown which involves the fewest assumptions is the preferable one (albeit not necessarily the correct one). So, let's consider what that means, here. We know worryingly little, for certain. Un...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD82 Becomes Flying Shower
Replies: 24
Views: 20200

RE: AA MD82 Becomes Flying Shower

And here we all thought you had to fly first class on an Emirates A380 for the full shampoo-and-conditioner experience aloft.

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by 747-600X
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Cancels Flights At ORD 01/05 Due To Weather
Replies: 73
Views: 16995

RE: United Cancels Flights At ORD 01/05 Due To Weather

Yeah, this is overkill for today. The temperatures for today are declining slowly from about 25 (F) this morning to 0 (F) around midnight (and they rarely have flights going out after 10pm anyway). The brutal temperatures are forecast for Monday, not today. The snow is light and dry, and is meant to...

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by 747-600X
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Cancels Flights At ORD 01/05 Due To Weather
Replies: 73
Views: 16995

United Cancels Flights At ORD 01/05 Due To Weather

One foot of snow is apparently too much to stomach. United Airlines has cancelled <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> United Express flights across all carriers out of O'Hare today. There were 365 flights scheduled, of which only 6 are...

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by 747-600X
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas...You're Fired!..United
Replies: 78
Views: 37776

RE: Merry Christmas...You're Fired!..United

Jayunited, Remind me of why, exactly, United should be paying you anything after you retire? The only reason I can think of would be that it was in a contract (i.e. there is no logical, moral, or ethical obligation). If that's the case (which it is) then whatever's in the contract is what they go by...

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by 747-600X
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Open & Closed At The Same Time?
Replies: 7
Views: 3535

Runway Open & Closed At The Same Time?

According to the current ATIS at O'Hare:

"Arrivals expect vectors ILS runway 28 Center approach"...

and then, twenty seconds later, in the NOTAMs section:

"Runway 10 Center - 28 Center closed".

How can this be?

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by 747-600X
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorms In Chicago
Replies: 32
Views: 13695

RE: Thunderstorms In Chicago

Delta 812 from Atlanta ended up in Indianapolis, and 5939 (Mercury? one of the Delta Connection carriers) from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> had to pay a visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan. My favorite was US Airways 758 which left the gate just as th...

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by 747-600X
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

RE: Small Plane Crash Near Chicago

The accident seems to have taken place about a third of a mile due east of the Runway 36 threshhold. Perhaps he had an engine failure on takeoff or while doing touch-and-gos and on climbout decided to turn around... never a good idea... In any event, it's surely not a coincidence that this happened ...

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by 747-600X
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Small Plane Crash Near Chicago

A very small (but apparently heavily fueled) plane has crashed near Bolingbrook's Clow Int'l Airport... <a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/09/25/plane-crashes-in-bolingbrook/" target="_blank">http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/09/25/plane-crashes-in-bolingbrook/</a> <a href="http://abclocal.go....

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by 747-600X
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For ORD
Replies: 253
Views: 28098

RE: What's Next For ORD

What O'Hare needs is GATES. Since the invasion of the RJs, things have gotten ridiculous. Every day, planes - mostly RJs - pile up in the holding pads and Penalty Box. When it gets really bad, they start lining them up on the taxiways. Some days, United Express flights will experience double-dipper ...

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by 747-600X
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Female Pilots Make Less Than Men?
Replies: 5
Views: 7155

Do Female Pilots Make Less Than Men?

I've been trying to research this and coming up with very little. I'm wondering whether anyone has any insight as to whether the pay difference that is described as existing between men and women in other fields also makes its way into aviation, and in particular into piloting. The frame of referenc...

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by 747-600X
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many 787-9s Does Boeing Need?
Replies: 30
Views: 12287

How Many 787-9s Does Boeing Need?

According to the production list maintained by the All Things 787 blog, the first three 787-9s are destined for The Boeing Company. What do they need three of these for? While testing is obviously important, it wouldn't seem that there would be any significant systems differences between the -8 and ...

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by 747-600X
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 739 Overrun At Niigata, Japan
Replies: 27
Views: 13276

RE: KE 739 Overrun At Niigata, Japan

Regardless of what happened, in the first photo in the opening post, the aircraft appears to be in quite good shape. There is no evidence of collapsed gear, and the engines don't seem to have made contact with the ground despite the sharp bevel in the terrain.

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by 747-600X
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Devil Of Delta - N666DN
Replies: 64
Views: 30644

RE: The Devil Of Delta - N666DN

Hey! I'm an American and I resemble that comment!

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by 747-600X
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Removed From All Major Travel Sites
Replies: 53
Views: 33433

RE: Iran Removed From All Major Travel Sites

I don't mean to wax political, but does the West (er, US) think they're going to pave the way for good relations through this sort of action? Why don't we sell them our modern jetliners and provide them air service the same as anyone else, so as to build bridges?

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by 747-600X
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Does US Send Their 737-400s?
Replies: 27
Views: 9282

RE: Where Does US Send Their 737-400s?

At what I can only describe as "random" (and therefore not very helpful to you) times, they fly one or two into ORD on Saturdays. Always nice to see a real airplane mixed in with the dozens of A321s...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?
Replies: 68
Views: 19914

RE: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?

Eek. I guess I am a rare optimist. I'd book a flight on a 787 tomorrow, if I had the need to go where they're going. But that's not what this forum is about - I don't feel the design was rushed. New things have bugs that need working out, and I don't feel that the bugs in the 787 warrant aversion.

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by 747-600X
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?
Replies: 68
Views: 19914

RE: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?

Perhaps I'm an optimist, but here's what I think... The 777 flew for 14 or 15 years before its first crash, and 18 years before its first fatal accident, albeit not related to the aircraft itself as far as we know. Boeing has demonstrated possession of the wherewithal to build great airliners that g...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214
Replies: 135
Views: 28603

RE: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214

Yeah, not racist, just incredibly poor taste. Other than the unfortunate circumstances of this occasion, it's no different than when an Australian prank <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> show (I don't remember the name) bought tickets for a flight and then failed to show up just...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8
Replies: 390
Views: 61163

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8

hivue, are there any areas left where RVSM is not enforced?

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by 747-600X
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 748 LX-VCI Right To Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 16208

RE: Cargolux 748 LX-VCI Right To Storage

I'm often astounded by the number of aircraft parked while airlines continue to order new and manufacturers continue to build them. As freighters go, the 747 is quite a good aircraft in general, but it seems that airlines can save a TON of money by buying up a BCF instead of something new, so that -...

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by 747-600X
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 271
Views: 81589

RE: Paris Air Show 2013 - Boeing Orders

So, is there anywhere to get a summary of the total orders? Flightglobal has some nice infographics which really aren't very informative. Like, a list... Ryanair 175 737-800, Qatar 9 777-300ER, and so on?

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aerial View Of ORD
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

RE: New Aerial View Of ORD

727lover, well yeah I'd feel the same way - namely: not at all. I'd be dead! Can you imagine how obnoxious it would be if someone wanted to put in a shopping mall and my lonely little grave was in their way? Who cares?! I'm dead!

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aerial View Of ORD
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

RE: New Aerial View Of ORD

So, 10L/28R is the longest east-west runway. In the image it is still marked as 10/28; it was officially renamed on May 2. 10C/28C is the one that appears mostly complete. 10R/28L will be built in the long, east-west area south of the cargo ramps. Its east threshold will be towards the north end of ...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More AA 757 In ORD
Replies: 29
Views: 11839

RE: No More AA 757 In ORD

I didn't see in all this whether there was a consensus on the original <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 757 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> question, but one of them is rolling around out there right now (didn't catch th...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aerial View Of ORD
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

RE: New Aerial View Of ORD

Can I just say, I sincerely hope that when I'm dead, my survivors have the good sense to realize that it won't make any difference to me in the slightest whether I'm relocated to make way for an airport. Moreover, I really don't enjoy the notion of being a posthumous troublemaker. I see nothing resp...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aerial View Of ORD
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

RE: New Aerial View Of ORD

Yeah, if that poor 787 sat there any longer, it was going to start leaving impressions in the pavement. 10C/28C is supposed to open in October. I imagine with the way the FAA is, it'll be structurally complete quite a while before that, with lots of ILS testing and midnight flyovers, etc., to make s...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aerial View Of ORD
Replies: 27
Views: 10753

New Aerial View Of ORD

I don't know whether anyone else is interested, but I've been waiting for quite a while to see if Google Maps and the like will update their satellite photography of KORD, and they finally have. The semi-permanent state of the northeast cargo/GA ramp is now shown, as is a fairly accurate photo of mo...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 (pax) Proving Run For ORD July 13th
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

RE: LH 748 (pax) Proving Run For ORD July 13th

I'm almost certain they would never let a 747 pass between the B and C concourses. I've never seen anything larger than a 763 sneaking through there. Concourse C directly abuts taxiway A, though, and the shortest route from the International Terminal (5) to anywhere in C is to take twy A or B around...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 (pax) Proving Run For ORD July 13th
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

RE: LH 748 (pax) Proving Run For ORD July 13th

The <acronym title="EVA Air (Taiwan)">BR</acronym> 747-400 that clipped the E-145's tail last summer happened because the Eagle jet was parking at G-20 and had stopped with its empennage hanging out over twy A. Those gates (G-20, G-21, F-14...) are NOT well positioned at all. To quote the <acronym t...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metar Code "frg"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3495

RE: Metar Code "frg"?

Looks like someone caught the typo. No more frogs at O'Hare <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> KORD 122333Z 15004G16KT 8SM <acronym title="Air Transat (Canada)">TS</acronym> SCT010 SCT025 BKN036CB OVC130 21/19 A...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metar Code "frg"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3495

RE: Metar Code "frg"?

A) They evacuated ZAU?! That's gonna leave a mark...
B) Do they ever do circling approaches to O'Hare? Elgin sure has fun lining them up straight as an arrow a loooooong way out. Midway might be a bigger issue. Those guys definitely make some sharp turns after the runway's in sight...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metar Code "frg"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3495

RE: Metar Code "frg"?

Freezing fog pops up from time to time, but not when it's this warm. That's just FZFG. I think as steex said, it has to be a "typo", as I can't find any indication of <acronym title="Farmingdale - Republic (FRG / KFRG), USA - New York">FRG</acronym> actually meaning anything anywhere. The current TA...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metar Code "frg"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3495

RE: Metar Code "frg"?

I wondered about that; thought perhaps it meant "frontal growth". How can there be a typo in an automated report? (Maybe that's why it has a $ at the end!)

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by 747-600X
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metar Code "frg"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3495

Metar Code "frg"?

Here's a current METAR from O'Hare, and for the life of me I can't find anywhere on ye olde Internets what the "<acronym title="Farmingdale - Republic (FRG / KFRG), USA - New York">FRG</acronym>" stands for. Anyone know? KORD 122220Z 07013G16KT 10SM -TSRA SCT060CB BKN075 BKN095 OVC180 22/18 A2970 RM...

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by 747-600X
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Article: Most Delayed Flight In Country
Replies: 34
Views: 14899

RE: Funny Article: Most Delayed Flight In Country

Going back to EaglePower83's first reply, having ExpressJet (et al.) operating thousands of these flights does not help. At KORD, it is not uncommon throughout the entire day to have 4 or 5 aircraft on the ground waiting for gates to open up. Some of these are very short flights - SkyWest 5311, <acr...

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by 747-600X
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing Rue The Day It Developed The 748?
Replies: 113
Views: 21774

RE: Does Boeing Rue The Day It Developed The 748?

Recall that originally, Boeing wanted the -8I to be shorter than the final version (shorter than the -8F), scarcely larger than the -400. This is surprising. I would have thought a product better suited to competing with the A380 and less subject to internal undermining from the 77W would have made ...

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by 747-600X
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Lawsuit Over Lewd Act
Replies: 22
Views: 8619

RE: UA Lawsuit Over Lewd Act

What a load of rubbish. The woman doesn't deserve a dime. The guy should be dealt with, sure (through mental aid if possible, and through whatever the justice system feels is appropriate in any case) and if it can be demonstrated that the woman has suffered emotional trauma, I suppose the airline sh...

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by 747-600X
Sat May 25, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700
Replies: 32
Views: 14885

RE: PIA LHE-MAN Squawk 7700

Globally, 7500 is the code for hijacking, 7600 is the code for lost two-way radio communication (obviously not loss of all communication), and 7700 is the code for emergency. In the U.S., a flight with lost communications would continue on its most recent ATC clearance if in IMC, and if no clearance...

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