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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 398
Views: 66425

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

SXDFC wrote:
The following planes have been, or are en route to VCV as of 03/22/2020

N270WN
N561WN
N705SW
N714CB
N716SW
N717SA
N719SW
N726SW
N728SW
N743SW
N745SW
N768SW
N770SA
N771SA
N773SA
N774SW
N775SW
N776WN
N778SW
N779SW
N783SW
N784SW
N789SW


714 :crying:

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342820

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. IMHO, DL is really getting a...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

Here's the thing though: how can that (specifically) to be claimed a "difference" when we have no idea what the scope of the COVID19 confidence gap will be at this time ? My post was in reference to the general fact that both scares have a direct related to airliners. Because people aren’...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

....what little difference there is between those two, isn't stark at all. The difference is how quickly confidence will be restored in being able to safely travel on an airliner, which will be based on confidence to safely carry on with life as we knew it. Here's the thing though: how can that (sp...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

The doom and gloom its actually the scariest part of any employee affected by this (travel, live shows, restaurants and bar industry). Because nothing like this has ever happened on a global scale, we really don’t know and can’t predict what will happen. The only fact is LIFE WILL GO ON - it has al...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

The difference is 9/11 directly involved airliners. The Coronavirus doesn’t. Not really. ⋅ Airliners just happened to be the vector chosen for a second terrorist attack on the WTC and other targets: thus they were avoided ⋅ Airliners also happen to be about the worst place anyon...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

I keep telling myself this is only temporary. It’s only temporary. One can hope, right? Heh.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33012

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Still no layoff numbers here at UA yet. UA is offering up to 6 months unpaid leave, employees don't have to take the whole 6 months each department can decide how much or little block time they think their employees would be comfortable with, I think the lowest amount I've seen is a week. UA will a...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336850

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Yes, industry is going to be in the dumpster for the next 3-5 years. We aren't getting back to 2019 levels anytime soon, Economic recession and pandemic fears to weigh heavily for the next several years. It was good while it lasted. I actually think the pandemic fears once this current situation cl...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Herd Mentality
Replies: 55
Views: 2504

Re: The Herd Mentality

If you’re out doing your regular shopping and realize while you aren’t out of supplies yet (such as toilet paper), you will be in need of more soon and you check the shelves so you can grab some because it might not be there when you need it, you’re just as much (or more) of the problem. It isn’t j...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Herd Mentality
Replies: 55
Views: 2504

Re: The Herd Mentality

If you’re out doing your regular shopping and realize while you aren’t out of supplies yet (such as toilet paper), you will be in need of more soon and you check the shelves so you can grab some because it might not be there when you need it, you’re just as much (or more) of the problem. It isn’t ju...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question about sharpening
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Re: Question about sharpening

Well, this has been a question for long in my mind after quite a few photos rejected for the reason soft. Is there a way (better quantitatively) to see if the photo is properly shapened? Or is it merely based on experience and kind of underlying "feeling"? Thanks! There are so many variab...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5936

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Something just came across my social media from WN about "Irregardless of who you are we our happy two serve and their are..." something. I forget. It was like fingernails on the blackboard and brilliant all at once. You're joking, right? Can anyone write/spell this poorly? If this is leg...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5936

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

I easily get worked up so this should be fun. Here it goes... When ordering fast food and I say I’ll have a medium number 2 with a Coke. “What size?” Medium. “Drink?” :banghead: When ordering takeout and they say “How may I help you?” and immediately get distracted and miss everything I just said. P...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72588

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Nothing like stagnant growth for a year due to putting all their eggs on the MAX, and who knows what could happen if the MAX program has problems again. The fact is WN is getting eaten by other carriers taking on their planned capacity growth. Hindsight does funny things, right? The all-737 fleet h...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

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

I think it's a perk that needs to be abolished. Employees need to fork up the cash like the rest of us. Them getting free or next to free traveling dilutes the experience. I’ll never understand why so many people come here, to an aviation enthusiast website, and just absolutely dump on airline empl...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 117
Views: 17858

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

...with globalization...anywhere. How about with the FAA inspecting WN, or heaven forbid other airlines in the USA or someone who needs qualified mechanics? I do not believe that you are saying that they can only work at AA, they must like the stress. He’s saying a topped out employee can’t leave t...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

Re: Strange taxing accident. 737 separates from tug... fatal injury to tug driver

This is why I hate the seatbelt requirement for pushing back. I want to be able to quickly bail if something like this happens. Not sure it would’ve mattered in this case but it reinforces my concern about being strapped in.

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80446

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Congratulations to Boeing for this achievement! Great success! My only slight complaint is on aesthetics: I've seen pictures of her before, and with the folded wingtips she looks great. With the wingtips locked down she looks a bit... old style. Like an old 777, not like a modern, efficient and coo...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 5935

Re: Photographer's choice

I'm not really sure what constitutes 'trolling' these days but it all seems rather sad that people play this game? What is there to achieve from it? This hobby has become so polarised lately; it used to be so friendly but, as with so many other things, social media has had a profound effect. Sad th...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14599

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

It took them years because they kept failing in the process. They failed the table top exercise on more than one occasion. This is not surprising to anyone in the industry that doesn’t work for WN. It took them roughly 18 months which is right there on average for airlines seeking ETOPS approval. T...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14599

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

I'm surprised to hear allegations that the FAA rushed the approval, since it seemed to take Southwest years to get its Hawaii routes up and running! It took them years because they kept failing in the process. They failed the table top exercise on more than one occasion. This is not surprising to a...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9522

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

Thought maybe we would find trouble both on and off airport property but nope, nothing but positive feedback since day one. (BTW, it's "Neighbor Islands"). Saying "outer islands"... locals will think you are going to Midway or some other place "out there". ;) You’re ri...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9522

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

I have read the same. As a Californian who visits the Islands several times per year, I'm glad to see Southwest there. Many times, locals have mentioned to us poor tourists how they'd love to have Southwest enter their market. I've anecedotally heard nothing but praise from the locals since they st...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6530

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

I got a reply from my "person in the know." The weight errors involved were all less than 1,000 pounds. Considering that on the 737-700 each one thousand pounds aircraft weight changes your average takeoff and landing v-speeds by about one knot IAS or less, the maximum altitude capability...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Also from the article linked above... “ Likewise, Watterson said Southwest’s interisland serv­ice in Hawaii has met expectations despite the fact that Southwest’s slower than anticipated trans-Pacific rollout meant that the carrier didn’t have as many customers who were transitioning from Honolulu ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Also from the article linked above... “ Likewise, Watterson said Southwest’s interisland serv­ice in Hawaii has met expectations despite the fact that Southwest’s slower than anticipated trans-Pacific rollout meant that the carrier didn’t have as many customers who were transitioning from Honolulu t...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 3542

Re: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers

Open thread, see the OP...

Yeah ima head out.

TheOldDude wrote:
mcdu wrote:
Exactly. Southwest does not want an independent safety audit. They do not want anyone having a peak behind the curtain.


Thus, the accusation seems like a heartfelt wish.


:checkmark:

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

The issue is not so much the "size" of the photo being uploaded, rather the end user viewing experience. In the era of retina and 4K displays, modern browsers upscale the images such that they appear quite distorted in quality. My point is more that the site viewing experience should be m...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

airkas1 wrote:
The site has been allowing up to 1920px wide since mid-2016.


Yeah but you left out the usual disclaimer that points out how it’s very difficult to get photos accepted at that size. You guys practically discourage it every time it’s mentioned.

1024x or 1920x is all the same on my 6” phone screen.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 188518

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

There's a YouTube video showing the BA 744 doing a runway 9 takeoff during a foggy night. I figure if a 747 can do it, so can the other widebodies. Runway 9 departures are dependent on the current conditions, load factor, payload etc. Maybe it works one day but not another. Worked plenty of WN flig...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

Don’t bother unless you have another display you can hook up and use for this site.

I got tired of doing that, especially since my eyes only view the internet on Apple retina displays these days. So what’s the point?

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20408

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

I literally have to do that daily with a 757.. Rain or shine. We get 3 people to quick turn a late arriving 757-200 with 180-210 bags off, 190-220 bags on. 2 guys go in the bin and the ALA (Lead) stays on the ground. Occasionally they'll throw us one guy to run bags to claim while the ALA hooks up ...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7459

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

Herb retired when he did because he knew what he was building couldn’t be sustained cost-wise and he wasn’t going to be the bad guy and say that those never-ending raises were going to have to end. When people bring up Herb, it’s because they want to keep the continuous raises flowing... he left wh...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7459

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

There are good people everywhere. And smart people everywhere. But if the ceiling is low, e.g., poor leadership above them, then they can’t perform. I was referring to corporate. I can agree with that. Just think we’ve lost our touch, and the company focuses more on numbers, and not the people anym...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31964

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years in the industry, on this site and on social media, reacting to stories in the news and attempting to bring context in an effort to correct the reported details, you’re going to be accused of defending the wrong side of the story.

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31964

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Unbelievable how crass some employees of Southwest are. Do you have to be a redneck to work there? I remember several years ago, a conversation was recorded in a Southwest cockpit (stuck mic or something) and one of the pilots who was married was rambling on and on some homophobic rants because he ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 188518

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

And of course the is question mark in my mind is, will it actually happen? I assume it's all based on the MAX flying by then... how certain is that? bb I don’t think this depends on the MAX returning. I think what we saw was SAN pushed back to after the winter months to avoid those winter headwinds...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 101277

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looking at The Bookings it [SAN] is scheduled for a 7378NG not a MAX8. Seems to be Capped at 150 seats. I'm gonna guess with AS recently announced Reshuffle and build up of SAN Hawaii flying. WN no longer could hold on waiting for MAX return. Flyguy Ahhhhh... That is very interesting to hear. That ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Fire Season 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3970

Re: California Fire Season 2019

Well clearly, Californians are not raking their land too often! Seems these Santa Ana winds and Diablo winds are strong. But then again, this summer was on the drier side so even though precipitation picked up in September (and only in NorCal), it was relatively dry everywhere else, which makes wil...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC
Replies: 5
Views: 9056

Re: You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC

I remember being shocked when playing around and Flightradar24 and seeing the 747 train over the northern Pacific headed for ANC. Must be nice...haha

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southwest effect on Hawaiian travel
Replies: 46
Views: 9143

Re: The Southwest effect on Hawaiian travel

You mean to tell me that WN is doing well in HI despite what many here on Anet said? AND that it affected the airlines that fly from West Coast cities? Shocker. Speaking of, it’s been a while since we’ve been lectured by our resident expert on why WN is doomed and how the locals don’t want them. :s...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12383

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle. It was a towbarless pushback vehicle. Although the agent that stopped the runaway vehicle with a pushback tug may have acted fast...and succeeded...that is definitely not SOP and shouldn't have been attempted. Th...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12383

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle. It was a towbarless pushback vehicle. Although the agent that stopped the runaway vehicle with a pushback tug may have acted fast...and succeeded...that is definitely not SOP and shouldn't have been attempted. Th...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12383

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

jetmatt777 wrote:

It can runaway like any other golf cart, something falling onto the gas pedal.


Looks like a case of water on the gas pedal. Whoops.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33679

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

It’s like this website is still debating VHS vs Betamax while the rest of us are debating Netflix, Disney+ or Apple TV+. The photog in question upthread could just be really good at promoting his work, which is what the entire internet is now based on. The game has changed. Wake up. You’ve set yours...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33679

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What I don`t get is that the shot of D-ABUM gets so many views (80k) compared to other shots of it (couple of hundred). Am I missing something, but it looks like an ordinary shot of this plane. 86.8K views now that I searched for it. The photographer name seems familiar too, but I can’t quite remem...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10439

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

It seems a lot of people missed the part when the OP was asking about jets traveling low enough to not need pressurization.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34373

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Sounds like WN is planning on increasing Daytime only handstand parking at HNL. G7A, G7B and G7C. Gates G7B and G7C will be used between 09:00-06:00 when the remote parking remains vacant. Flyguy If you are talking about the handstands past G10...You cannot plan flights on them!!! You have constant...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34373

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

wnflyguy wrote:
Sounds like WN is planning on increasing Daytime only handstand parking at HNL. G7A, G7B and G7C. Gates G7B and G7C will be used between 09:00-06:00 when the remote parking remains vacant.

Flyguy


I don’t know where you hear things but uhh...what?

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