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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Eastern only had 3 DC-10s for a short period in 1986. N390EA was sold to Continental (for a realistic price in cash no less) when EA abandoned plans for MIA-MAD and MIA-AMS, CO was desperate for DC-10-30s at the time to increase frequencies in the Pacific. Through Summer 87 the two other DC-10s fle...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Anybody remember when Eastern broke that dc-9 in half after crash landing in Pensacola? When was that in 87 I think? I was 4 years old at the time and remember the nonstop news coverage. I wonder if that event also contributed to the end of Eastern. https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/photos/accidents/...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Airbus gave EA an awesome deal to get the A300 into a US carrier's operations. Were all of the A300s that EA owned under the sweet heart deal, or just the first few? The 737 plan looked viable. At the time the 757 was suppose to be the 727 replacement. It's because of Eastern who wanted it stretche...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Psa 722s ended up with EA PA National (the early 80s charter op) and a few others along with Piedmont

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Correct. In 1985 EA was the largest airline in the western world. By the time of the strike in 1989 it was seventh in US. That’s incredible! Perhaps it was just a bad ending but Eastern doesn’t seem to have a positive reputation. Was EA ever considered to be a well run airline? How did its inflight...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Yes EA was supposedly 3 quarters from being fully "in the black" when the fuel spike from the Gulf War basically ripped the life left out. Did you know Shugrue put Eastern up for sale in final weeks? He was in talks with Northwest to buy Eastern. He did not want to shutdown the airline bu...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

If Iraq and the Kuwait saga had not happened, do you think EA would have survived? It sounds like things were really turning around before that mess! Long term I don't think so at least by itself... it could of turned around long enough to be a solid merger partner though. There was just too much d...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

I remember Bar Harbor flying under Eastern colors to PWM with ATR-42 and Beech 1900's. I think to BOS, but it could have been LGA or both, too. Bar Harbor fed EA at BOS, JFK, EWR and LGA. They flew ATR42s, Saab 340s, B1900Cs, B99s in EAX colors. PBA, Precision Airlines, Southern Jersey and Britt al...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

See planespotters.net for fleet disposition. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Eastern-Air-Lines/subfleet?manufacturer=McDonnell-Douglas&type=DC-9&fleetStatus=historic&p=3 So I see that TWA took several of the dc9-50s. Does anyone know if they were for expansion or were they replaci...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

The 727-100s never returned after the strike. Two A300s were fitted with about fifty First Class seats towards the very end. I believe all remaining DC-9-30s ended up with 22 First Class seats; 727s and 757s had 24. I don’t remember the number for DC-9-50s. There were actually a few (I think it was...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Once the strike happened, the remaining 727-100s were dumped. There were maybe 110 727s total as of March 4, 1989. WOW...30th anniversary coming up By the way, no one has brought up the DC-10s. Were they still operating to the end? Or did those go to AA ? Eastern had two DC-10s after the strike. Ho...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Decline in traffic to the site...
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Decline in traffic to the site...

Well perhaps more concerning is for 5 historical registrations i searched, JP came up before a.net on all 5 of them? In most JP was on the first page, a.net was not?
N203EA
N8837Z
N404PA
N69AF
C-FPWB

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Some of the planes had different interiors but there was much inconsistency, a couple 727s had economy seats from Avianca for example after leases. Especially Eastern's DC-9-51s acquired from Muse Air in 1987 (N###MC). All blue leather seats, no rear galley. Eastern had few DC-9-32s from Texas Inte...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5351

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Aircraft retirement

They will often just paint the minimum to remove the branding, and may avoid painting the rudder to avoid having to rebalance it.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights[/quotle] Do you happen to know if they planned on refurbishing the economy section? I saw the new Business Class section and remember it looked very nice with new two-tone grey seats, blue carpet, blue striped...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Eastern was operating L1011s for troop movements based out of Rome. From your photo, it appears as though you may have been on one of them... Notice the absence of the American flag on the number two engine. That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights. ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Love those three pictures... Very sad. Personally speaking, I flew on Eastern A-300 on January 13, 1991 (5 days before shutdown). The route was PDX-SEA-ATL. So, Eastern was operating A-300 flights until Friday, January 18, 1991 at 11:59 p.m. That week, after series of discussions with bankruptcy co...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12525

Questions about the final year of Eastern

I have some questions that keep getting multiple answers when I research them about post-Lorenzo Eastern. 1) Did the A300s ever return to service post Lorenzo removal? I know the 757s, L1011s, DC-9s and 727s did to some extent but I'm looking for info specifically if any of the EA A300s flew service...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Enerjet (and their new commercial name) will come out the winner in this 4-legged race. Swoop is WS's version of Zip and Tango. A marketing tool to benefit the overall corporation and shareholders profitability. It will most likely cease once the commercial benefit cedes. . If you want to make that...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding

Jetz will be moved to the new colors as painting is needed from what I've been told. Rouge branding is separate and will not change... though there is a rumor the "Air Canada" will be dropped from the logo?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9614

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

ywgspotting wrote:
Anyone know what the Reg is on the aircraft in the video?


Seems to be C-FFLA

Which makes sense, it's the next 800 ex-Primera

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9614

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

nevermind, removed source already

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3822

Re: New vs used cars

One thing a used car will never ever give you...

New Car smell.... mmmm... new car.... ahhhhhhhhhhh......

Otherwise, for it depends on how long i intend to keep the car... if it's a stop gap for 2-3 years ill go used. Second car for shopping, used... main car for commuting for the next 5+ years= new

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9614

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

All I could think of....

Image

Really need to see some better views of it though before I pass judgement.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC

Abandoning Calgary-Cranbrook to WestJet/PCO? That didn't take long... I guess they don't think they can compete without the B1900D?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 72
Views: 10012

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

Ziyulu wrote:
Did this crash affect the merger between CO and UA?


In a word, no

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

I dunno... my favorite Italian restaurant just added more Veal to the menu a couple months back and their Veal Marsala is the best I've had anywhere, Veal Parm is their 3rd most common dish that I see (After their Lasagna and Sunday Sauce both of which also have Veal in them)...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10393

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

And just so we are all on the same page here, from the official NTSB Accident Report, https://ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR9601.aspx : -------------------------------- Probable Cause The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes of this accident wer...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10393

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

Except that: They weren't flying in freezing rain they were flying in icing conditions which isn't a rare occurrence near Chicago or in any other number of countless busy airports in the world. They had the anti ice system on and it was working as designed. It was not the first time that crew had ru...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10393

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

The ATRs also had an issue with safety records in freezing temps because of one big crash in the 1990s with a base at ORD. For the bazillionth time: the ATR met all FAA icing certification requirements. Now you might take the position that those requirements were insufficient, but the ATR successfu...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5189

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

I actually find that the Airbus interiors on AC look quite dated. Yellow lighting, beige plastic and scratched up unresponsive screens aren’t what I would call world-class. Their long-haul interiors on the other hand feel quite nice and modern. It's very inconsistent... some look factory fresh and ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32371

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Hilary lost while winning the popular vote just like her husband won the Presidency while losing the popular vote (43%). So? He didn't "lose the popular vote" he won the most votes of any candidate in 1992 (and so WON the popular vote): Clinton 43% 44 909 889 Bush 37.4% 39 104 545 Perot 1...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternate Pan Am story
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: Alternate Pan Am story

National WAS the start of the fall... PA spent too much for an airline that didn't provide the domestic feed to it's hubs OR any markets they didn't reach. If they'd dropped National on Lorenzo instead of getting into a buying war with him and giving him a big nest egg. Instead as I've said before y...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

Well since we don't know what they are getting revenue/profit/loss (still Privately owned so no annual report) wise I wonder if things are more loss making then some people think. Recent moves seem to be more and more towards cost cutting and selling ancillary assets (YTZ Terminal etc).

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5548

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
They did it before, anyone remember Mirabel.

GF


Well problem with Mirabel was it wasn't moving the entire airport, it was moving the International flights only... so of course it failed. Now if they'd moved all the flights and it could've turned out a very different story.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7893

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

This thread scares me...

The correct answer is freshly combusted jet fuel!

Come on this is an aviation site

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by northstardc4m
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4964

Re: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019

There are a whole pile of opportunities a well run (and capitalized) ULCC could exploit in Canada that WS and AC have zero interest in going after. Things like: -adding new capacity and competition onto routes such as YOW-YWG that have less capacity on them today than 30 years ago even though traff...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2100

Re: The incorrect building to have demolished

Airstud wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963


Well no; see, it was the Detroit Times' building.



(See opening post.)


One word there sinks your argument...

Detroit... did anyone even notice it was gone for a few years?

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by northstardc4m
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2100

Re: The incorrect building to have demolished

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl ... prov=sfla1


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The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl ... prov=sfla1


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by northstardc4m
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Well now watch it come out in Star Alliance colors or something just to annoy us and keep an AC A319 from ever being painted in the raccoon scheme :rotfl:

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by northstardc4m
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7907

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Switch over to the other seaboard and see protectionism in full effect. YYC was a typo of course, don't try to deflect from your own poor examples by lambasting me for a typo. Have you seen how many countries Canada actually have open skies agreements with? 20 according to this rather official look...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7907

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

The only thing that's absurd is that you refuse to see how protected Air Canada is from competition, even on international long haul markets. Are you an employee of Air Canada or why do you have blindfolds on? Comparing Atlanta to Toronto is apples and oranges all over again, just like your Canada/...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: Air Canada Rouge fleet

They already have some 763s not from AC... fin 693/C-FIYA and fin 694/C-FIYE came direct from Hawaiian.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?

I believe that they called the Convairs Vistacruisers, so it probably refers to the CV580 as the 540s were all gone by 71.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 32
Views: 4139

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

All AR 747/74L flights in June 1989 OAG: AR 110 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 10:50 FCO ROME(FIUMICINO), ITALY 12:50 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 2 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 9:35 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 1 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 FCO ROME(FIUMICI...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9737

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

ushermittwoch wrote:
The diversion airport is noteworthy.
Does not show up often.


No because YQB and YUL are not that far away... this is one of those rare instances where the pilots were "get down right the f*** now" and so headed to the closest long enough paved runway.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 20
Views: 4437

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

FS 2 (on 5.25" on a 286...), FS 3, FS 4.1 (came on both 3.5 and 5.25 disks), FS 5, FS FW95 (on CD wow!), FS 98, FS 2000pro, FS2002, FS2004*, FSX* P3Dv1/2/3, Sierra Pro Pilot, XP9/10/11, Aerofly FS2* ( *= still using) Not to mention things like F-15 Strike Eagle, F-19, Falcon 4.0, IL-2, LOMAC, T...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15013

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Technically ATR is part-owned by Airbus. And what is now Bombardier was owned by Boeing in the 1990s Only deHavilland Canada was owned by Boeing (Canada) for a few years jointly with the Ontario Government... and it was sold to Bombardier who already owned Canadair, but Boeing never owned Bombardier.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 7049

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

I wonder if AC has given the Cessna Sky Courier any thought as a replacement for the B1900. It's still a twin turboprop with 19 seats but it might be more efficient. https://cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier Not pressurized and slower than the 1900... They could just as easily look at the Do...

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